Phaidon and Gideon Schwartz, founder of high-end audio equipment showroom Audioarts, published their Hi-Fi: The History of High-End Audio Design book in 2019. The massive tome contained no less than 300 images of hi-fi hardware from the 1950s to present day.
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Now he’s back with a follow-up: Revolution, The History of Turntable Design. As the title suggests, this one zeros in on our record-spinning machines. (The narrower focus, however, doesn’t mean a reduction in coverage; this book, too, contains 300 images.)
“The design, history, and cultural impact of turntables and vinyl technology: the twin powerhouses of the ‘vinyl revival’ phenomenon.”
“Interest in turntables and records is enjoying a renaissance as analog natives and new converts find their enduring style and extraordinary sound inimitable. Revolution, a follow-up to Phaidon’s beloved Hi-Fi: The History of High-End Audio Design, explores the design and cultural impact of the turntable, the component at the center of the ‘vinyl revival’. An essential book for audiophiles, collectors, and design fans, Revolution showcases the fascinating history of turntables and vinyl technology from the 1950s to today’s cutting-edge designs.”
“Written by Schwartz, author of Hi-Fi: The History of High-End Audio Design, who is an audio design expert and passionate about analog music, this book includes 300 illustrations from the world of turntables, from affordable to high-end, and everything in between. An essential addition to the bookshelf for analog natives and those new to the vinyl revival as well as music and design lovers.”
Published by Phaidon, the $90 book is available for pre-order now and will ship in November.