Guy Peellaert / Nik Cohn - Rock Dreams Blicero Books

Guy Peellaert / Nik Cohn - Rock Dreams

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Guy Peellaert & Nik Cohn, Rock Dreams. New York: Popular Library, 1973. Paperback, 30 x 23 cm. Unpaginated [  ]. First edition, first printing. 

A fine copy of this rare & true first edition. The book comes with various subtitles in the years after. Tight book block. Clean. No stains, no writing. Just one larger (4 cm) thin crease and one smaller (1) cm crease in the lower-left corner of the back cover and some slight edge wear, else fine. 

This 1973 Popular Library edition is the first edition worldwide, no matter what people say that try to sell the 1974 edition as first edition. 

Conceptually a fantasy tribute to rock 'n' roll artists mixing fact and fiction, Peellaert's art is technically a mix of photomontage and painting techniques, making his imagery lean towards hyperrealism in painting and postmodern appropriation art.

According to text writer Nik Cohn, Rock Dreams is a book about daydreams. 'Rock as a secret society, as an enclosed teen fantasy. Other volumes, dozens of them, have dealt with it in much more solemn terms, as sociology or theology, mysticism, subculture or art. "Rock Dreams" deals in images and obsessions. Rock 'n' Roll romances.'