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Edited by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker
Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records) to bring you this amazing new deluxe hardback 12" x 12" book, 200 pages, 100s of stunning Bossa Nova sleeves from Brazil plus loads of historical, cultural and social text as well as biographies on lots of the artists!
This is the first ever collection of bossa nova record cover artwork, featuring stunning modernist and revolutionary designs that were a reflection of the radical and exciting idealism of Brazil at the start of the 1960s.Â As Brazil developed into an urban society, with â€˜apartment livingâ€™ and consumer goods, bossa nova projected an image that was modern, sophisticated and cool.Â This era of modernity and developmentalism was also heralded by the building of BrasÃlia, the new capital city built deep in the countryâ€™s hinterland, designed by the radical modernist architect Oscar Niemeyer.
This book is a unique collection of the cover art of Brazilian bossa nova music, containing hundreds of record covers complete with a history of bossa nova, biographies and essays on many of the artists involved in the movement.Â To coincide with the book, there is also a separate CD album, â€˜Bossa Nova and the Rise of Brazilian Music in the 1960sâ€™, released on Soul Jazz Records.