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by H. R. Giger

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Overview

HR Giger first received acclaim in the 1960s with his airbrushed fantasy landscapes. However, he scored his breakthrough in applied art, and particularly in his high-profile movie work on Ridley Scott's Alien. In 1980, he received an Oscar for "Best Achievement for Visual Effects" for his designs of the film's title creature and its otherworldly environment. His other celebrated film projects include Poltergeist II, Alien 3 and Species, for which he designed a deadly but beautiful half-extraterrestrial female creature and a fantastic nightmare train. Giger's album covers for Debbie Harry and Emerson, Lake and Palmer were voted as being among the top hundred in music history by music journalists, while furniture designed by Giger graces a bar in Chur, Switzerland. This book was designed by the artist himself, and features detailed commentaries in which Giger describes his work from the early 1960s to the late 1990s; the authentic voice of the master.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783836506977
Publisher: Taschen America, LLC
Publication date: 03/15/2008
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 9.60(w) x 11.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

H.R. Giger (1940–2014) was a Swiss surrealist painter, sculptor and set designer. He first received acclaim in the 1960s with his airbrushed fantasy landscapes, and rose to fame through high profile movie work, most notably as part of the team behind the visual effects in Alien, which won an Academy Award. H.R. Giger's album covers for Debbie Harry and Emerson, Lake and Palmer were voted as being among the top hundred in music history by music journalists, while furniture designed by Giger graces bars from Tokyo to Switzerland. H.R Giger was named in the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in 2013. H.R. Giger‘s many titles for TASCHEN include the Collector’s Edition Hologramm (1998), one of the first large format books TASCHEN ever published, as well as www HR Giger com, and HR Giger Arh+.

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