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  • Paperback: 116 pages
  • Publisher: Morpheus International,U.S.; English language ed edition (4 Nov 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1883398290
  • ISBN-13: 978-1883398293
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 22.2 x 27.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 64,429 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In order to blow away the utterly black dust of the underworld, which covers everything, Giger uses the sharp spray of an airbrush. Read the first page
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 11 Jun 1999
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Again it has been done! As a true fan and admirer of Giger's work I can safely say that this is a good collection of some of Giger's best work. If you are looking for a lot more of Giger's Alien and Species work, you won't find it here though. I saw a lot of Gigers work in this book that I haven't seen in any of his other books!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 11 Jun 1999
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Again it has been done! As a true fan and admirer of Giger's work I can safely say that this is a good collection of some of Giger's best work. If you are looking for a lot more of Giger's Alien and Species work, you won't find it here though. I saw a lot of Gigers work in this book that I haven't seen in any of his other books!
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By Kat Hollomon on 30 April 2013
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being one of the cheapest of Giger's works, it is a must if your just delving into the work of Giger, excellent value for money
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By simon r on 3 Aug 2014
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For completists, most fans will have these works in the neocon icons and bio mechanics tomes, but theses one or two unseen images, if you were to introduce HRG to a friend, this contains his works up to the pinnacle of his airbrush era.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
Are you ready for these nightmare visions...? 1 May 2000
By yygsgsdrassil - Published on Amazon.com
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...H. R. Giger has been a fave of mine for years--even before "Alien" and "Species". I was silently pleased when some of his work was lent to medium other than the sci-fi and slick 'zines he was noted for doing--deb harry's solo project's album cover, for one. These are visions of biological organisms as mechanisms and of architecture as anatomy with, for instance, veins and sinews as electrical conduits and potable water lines and sewers as ligaments and ribs and tissue...living organisms have a mechanical metallic sheen, bridges and sewers and scaffolds have mouths and faces and deformed bodies that may be human or may not...they are sensuous at times, horrific at other times, but they all are bold and eye-catching modern art...it is almost like he has vision of a nightmare future...see how he's developed his style throughout the years in this great, great book...
21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
A strong collection by a great artist. 3 Feb 2002
By R.D. Hight - Published on Amazon.com
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When I bought this book, I was expecting it to be full of Giger's "as seen on TV" biomechanical art. And yes, those black-and-gray conflations of living tissue, buildings, and machines are well-represented, and it's great stuff-- cables, bones, human forms or parts of human forms, chitin, metal. The liquid, glossy motifs Giger uses are much more effective on a well-printed page than on a CRT, and it seems like every time I look at them, there's another nuance or detail or set of teeth or something that I hadn't noticed.
But there's also a lot of stuff in here I hadn't seen before. The "Totems" toward the very end actually affected me more strongly than any of the classic biomechanisms.
If you know what you're getting into, this is a good way to get examples of several types of work Giger's done besides the Alien/Species style. (He does have some all-biomechanical books as well, if that's your sole interest.)
20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
A well put together collection of some of Giger's work. 11 Jun 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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Again it has been done! As a true fan and admirer of Giger's work I can safely say that this is a good collection of some of Giger's best work. If you are looking for a lot more of Giger's Alien and Species work, you won't find it here though. I saw a lot of Gigers work in this book that I haven't seen in any of his other books!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
A well put together collection of some of Giger's work. 11 Jun 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Again it has been done! As a true fan and admirer of Giger's work I can safely say that this is a good collection of some of Giger's best work. If you are looking for a lot more of Giger's Alien and Species work, you won't find it here though. I saw a lot of Gigers work in this book that I haven't seen in any of his other books!
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