"Over the years we have had the good fortune to work with exceptional artists and artistic directors who have taken the responsibility of designing and sewing the right 'clothes' for our music. In this book you will find a meticulous reconstruction and analysis in-depth analysis of the path that led to their creation ". The words of the leader of the Van der Graaf Generator, Peter Hammill, author of the preface, allow us to immediately understand the importance of this volume, which has the great merit of narrating the group's discography from a new perspective. In fact, each artwork contains the reading keys to decode the lyric-sound alchemies contained in the various discs, each characterized by its own "mood", which the visual part helps us to penetrate. Thanks to dozens of testimonies collected directly from the protagonists (artists, musicians, graphic designers, photographers, designers, managers, commercial managers), and to the reproductions of the covers of all the Van der Graaf Generator records, Paolo Carnelli leads the reader on an imaginative journey , full of new ideas and suggestions.