Fifty Years of Latin Album Cover Art

Pablo Yglesias

     7.5 × 7.5 in (19.1 × 19.1 cm)
240 pages
177 color illustrations, 7 b/w illustrations
Publication date: 4/1/2005
Rights: World
ISBN: 9781568984605

Driving beats, coursing rhythms, swaying skirts, and swaggering bandleaders playing deep into the sultry night: Latin music is a celebration of life and sensuality, and nowhere are these essential values better reflected than the dazzling record covers that present this music to the world.

Cocinando!: Fifty Years of Latin Album Cover Art draws together the most beautiful, sexy, colorful, innovative, and creative Latin record covers from all the various genres of Latin music: mambo, salsa, bossa nova, tropicalia, Latin jazz, and rock. Featured are covers by such legendary performers as Gilberto, Machito, Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Ray Baretto, Caetano Veloso, Santana, and countless others.

Author Pablo Yglesias provides a compelling introduction to the history of Latin popular music and the designers who have brought this music to visual life.

Pablo Yglesias is a Massachusetts-based graphic designer and DJ. Izzy Sanabria is the legendary art director of Fania Records.

Reader Comments

cocinando by p. yglesias (rating out of 5):
it's about time someone documented the incredible concepts to be found on latin music album covers. thanks princeton for publishing it. i eagerly await the book! ---andujar, journalist and world music dj
- dj andujar from east coast, USA (02/11/2004)

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