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Town of Mirrors

The Reassembled Imagery of Robert Pollard

Pollard, Robert

(Book - 2008)
Town of Mirrors
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Robert Pollard is the Dayton, Ohio singer-songwriter, who was the leader and creative force behind the legendary indie rock group Guided by Voices, one of the most influential bands of its generation (SPIN magazine recently named Pollard one of "The Top 50 Rock & Roll Front Men of All-Time"). After the dissolution of Guided by Voices in 2004, Robert Pollard launched his official solo career with the release of From a Compound Eye in 2006. In addition to being a prolific songwriter/recording artist, Pollard is a gifted and prolific visual artist, working mostly in the medium of collage (not surprising, given his interest in sound collage as a recording artist). His work has been exhibited at Michael Imperioli's Studio Dante in New York and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH. He has created the covers to almost every Guided By Voices record and countless other Pollard-related releases. Town of Mirrors collects the very best of Pollard's visual art and lyrics/poetry. Featuring over 175 of Pollard's favorite collages, hand-picked by the artist, as well as over a dozen new collages produced exclusively for this collection, Town of Mirrors is the first comprehensive collection of Pollard's visual art ever released. Pollard's collages are the visual equivalent of his poetic and imagistic lyrics, surreal and reminiscent of the collages of artists ranging from Jack Kirby to Winston Smith.
Publisher: Seattle, WA : Fantagraphics Books ; London : Turnaround [distributor], 2008
Edition: 1st Fantagraphics Books ed
ISBN: 1560979240
9781560979241
Branch Call Number: 702.812092 P772t 2008
Characteristics: 141 p. :,col. ill. ;,27 cm
Additional Contributors: Reynolds, Eric 1971-

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Pollard is a gifted and prolific visual artist, working mostly in the medium of collage. His work has been exhibited at Michael Imperioli's Studio Dante in New York and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH. He has created the covers to almost every Guided By Voices record and countless... Read More »


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