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HR Giger by Stanislav Grof
105 Illustrations, Hardcover
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ISBN: 978 3037883006
Distributed by Synergetic Press in North America and Europe (excluding Switzerland, Germany and Austria).
HR Giger and the Zeitgeist of the Twentieth Century
Observations from the Modern Consciousness Research
Published in English and German, with a foreword by renowned art historian Claudia Müller-Ebeling.
Stanislav Grof, the pioneer of consciousness research, in a unique essay, interprets HR Giger’s visionary world for the first time from the perspective of transpersonal psychology. To date, HR Giger’s images have been described in myriad variations, but never before within the context of the social relevance of his art. With his interpretation of the claustrophobic, nightmarish aspects of Giger’s art, Grof allows for a new, more profound understanding of the overall work.
I don’t know anybody else who has so accurately portrayed the soul of modern humanity. A few decades from now, when they talk about the 20th century, they will think of Giger.
- Oliver Stone
Published by Nachtschatten Verlag.
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“He is our latter-day Hieronymus Bosch, the Dutch fabulist come again, demonic and erotic.”
– Harlan Ellison
“Giger, you are an alien lurking inside my body, laying your futique eggs of wonder.”
– Timothy Leary
“A mysterious blend of erotic beauty and ferocity.”
– New York Times
“The Master of Fantastic Art.”
“His machine-like humans, or ‘biomechanoids,’ have had a profound influence on science fiction.”
– Penthouse Magazine
“Giger surely has one of the most original visions in late 20th-century art.”
– Clive Barker