Town of Mirrors

Town of Mirrors

The Reassembled Imagery of Robert Pollard

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Robert Pollard is the Dayton, Ohio singer-songwriter, who was the leaderand creative force behind the legendary indie rock group Guided by Voices, oneof the most influential bands of its generation ( SPIN magazine recentlynamed Pollard one of "The Top 50 Rock & Roll Front Men of All-Time"). Afterthe dissolution of Guided by Voices in 2004, Robert Pollard launched hisofficial solo career with the release of From a Compound Eye in2006.

In addition to being a prolific songwriter/recording artist, Pollard is agifted and prolific visual artist, working mostly in the medium of collage (notsurprising, given his interest in sound collage as a recording artist). His workhas 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 almostevery Guided By Voices record and countless other Pollard-related releases. Town of Mirrors collects the very best of Pollard's visual art andlyrics/poetry.
Featuring over 175 of Pollard's favorite collages, hand-picked by theartist, as well as over a dozen new collages produced exclusively for thiscollection, Town of Mirrors is the first comprehensive collection ofPollard's visual art ever released. Pollard's collages are the visual equivalentof his poetic and imagistic lyrics, surreal and reminiscent of the collages ofartists ranging from Jack Kirby to Winston Smith.



Publisher: Seattle, WA : Fantagraphics Books ; London : Turnaround [distributor], 2008
Edition: 1st Fantagraphics Books ed
ISBN: 9781560979241
1560979240
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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