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HR Giger - The Oeuvre Before Alien: Works 1961-1976 [Hardcover]

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Swiss surrealist artist HR Giger was catapulted to international fame in 1979 for designing the inimitable creatures and otherworldly environments that terrified moviegoers in Ridley Scott's science fiction film Alien. Yet before these iconic creations made him a Hollywood celebrity and won him an Academy Award for visual effects, Giger was already highly regarded in the international art world for his unique painting style and biomechanical dreamscapes. HR. Giger---The Oeuvre Before "Alien" is the first book to document the artist's lesser-known, but no less impressive, early work.

This sumptuously illustrated volume traces Giger's career from his education as an architect and industrial designer in Zrich to the development of his ink drawing and oil painting technique and his eventual breakthrough as one of the foremost artists of the fantastic realism school. These youthful works formed the groundwork for the artist's later drawings that earned the esteem of the design industry, the adoration of sci-fi aficionados, and a firm place in the twentieth-century pop culture canon.

Featuring many unpublished or rarely available early paintings and drawings and accompanied by an essay by noted art historian Beat Stutzer, this volume also sets Giger's paintings side by side with predecessors such as Goya, Ensor, and Piranesi. HR Giger---The Oeuvre Before "Alien" illuminates the mind of a visual genius whose first artistic experiments were decades before their time.

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Pages   160
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.63" Width: 8.19" Height: 0.79"
Weight:   1.94 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Sep 15, 2007
Publisher   Verlag Scheidegger and Spiess
ISBN  3858817082  
ISBN13  9783858817082  

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More About Beat Stutzer

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Beat Stutzer is director of the Bundner Kunstmuseum Chur (Museum of Art of the Grisons) in Chur, Switzerland, and a curator at the Segantini Museum in St. Mortiz, Switzerland.
Samuel Vitali is a curator at the Museum of Fine Arts, Bern, Switzerland.
Han Steenbruggen is a curator of twentieth-century art at the Groninger Museum, the Netherlands.
Matthias Frehner is director of the Museum of Fine Arts in Bern, Switzerland.

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