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Brian Wilson

An Art Book


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Released on March 17, 2005

Written by Alex Farquharson


  • Brian Wilson: An Art Book

    • March 17, 2005
    • Four Corners Press
    • London
    • Paperback
    • 115 pages
    • ISBN: 0954502515
    Brian Wilson: An Art Book is a Brian Wilson reader written by artists and art writers from a wide range of perspectives. During the last few years there has been a great resurgence of interest in the music Brian Wilson made with the Beach Boys in the 1960s, not least among visual artists. It could be said that the nature of Brian Wilson's achievements is more evident to us now than then. This book examines this through the filter of contemporary art. The texts are accompanied by a 48pp section of illustrations of art works that act as an exhibition in book form. Some refer to Brian Wilson or the Beach Boys directly; most, though, have been selected to evoke something of the feel of the music, the environment it emerged from, Wilson's extraordinary life story, or how these elements interrelate. Works date from the Beach Boys' earliest records to the present day. This book has not been authorised by Brian Wilson or The Beach Boys.