The Making of Pink Floyd
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Pink Floyd's The Wall
is one of the most iconic and imaginative albums in the history of rock music, spawning one of the most ambitious stage show productions ever conceived, and a film that instantly became a cult classic. All three were created in close collaboration with renowned cartoonist and illustrator Gerald Scarfe. Here, for the first time, Scarfe shares his experiences with the band and reveals the inside story behind The Wall
's development in the studio, on the stage, in front of the camera, and for the 2010 tour.
Beautifully illustrated, The Making of Pink Floyd: The Wall contains hundreds of unseen photos as well as exclusive interviews with Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Mason, and more. The result is a book Waters calls "brilliant" and "absolutely amazing."
Praise For The Making of Pink Floyd: The Wall…
Vintagerock.com, 10/04/10St. Paul Pioneer Press
“an honest and visually stunning book every Pink Floyd fan will cherish.”
“A thorough, highly enjoyable overview of all things related to The Wall
.” PopMatters.com, 1/17/11
“Exquisitely reproduced and remains as stunning as it was 30 (!) years ago. Stuffed with sketches, storyboards, maquettes, and photographs, The Making of Pink Floyd The Wall
is a trove of information not only for the most diehard Pink Floyd fans, but also for serious design connoisseurs. Reading Scarfe’s descriptions of the work while following it visually allows us to enter the mind of an artist who created some of rock music’s most indelible imagery.” 8 out of 10 stars.
Da Capo Press, 9780306819971, 256pp.
Publication Date: September 28, 2010
About the Author
In addition to his long association with Pink Floyd, Gerald Scarfe's political cartoons and illustrations have regularly appeared in the Sunday Times, the New Yorker, and other publications. He lives in London.