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Designed for Hi-Fi Living by Janet Borgerson and Jonathan Schroeder

Designed for Hi-Fi Living

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Designed for Hi-Fi Living by Janet Borgerson and Jonathan Schroeder
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Oct 23, 2018 | ISBN 9780262536011

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Before album covers were reduced to tiny icons on smartphones, they were bold, colorful pieces of art, as much cultural indicators as protectors for the records inside.—Wall Street Journal, Alexandra Wolfe

An excellent example of consumer research subtly linked to political ideologies and shifting consumer attitudes and tastes.

TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION

One of the smartest books we’ve ever seen on album cover art – a lavish full color volume that not only presents loads of classic images, but also has plenty to say about them as well!

Dusty Groove, Chicago

Fascinating.

Print Magazine

Terrific. Makes a great gift for the music lover who loves midcentury design and travel.

KCRW Rhythm Planet

Borgerson and Schroeder contend that midcentury record albums offered compelling visions for incorporating style, home, and travel into mainstream American society. Their book, Designed for Hi-Fi Living, offers a view of this vision, a way to illustrate the role of the vinyl LP in developing contemporary American consumer culture.

Leonardo

An eye-opening, colorful, often humorous look back at a time when the vinyl LP was not only becoming a commonplace item in the American home, but also reflected the times we lived in, and our hope for the future.

PopMatters

Delve[s] beneath the kitschy album art to explore how this genre of mood music reflected an era of shifting desires.

Hyperallergic

A slice of American postwar life…. An indication of how music is visually interpreted.

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