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3.8 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews

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  • Paperback: 190 pages
  • Publisher: Taschen GmbH; 1st edition (28 Jun. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3822817236
  • ISBN-13: 978-3822817230
  • Product Dimensions: 14.6 x 1.4 x 20.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 366,498 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Paperback
Contains an extensive sweep across most of Giger's work through the years including his most famous efforts (exept, oddly enough, the Alien), and also has some interesting passages of writing and useful footnotes which make it a must for all Giger fans.

It's very small, with few double-spread images, and as such isn't really a collection of art but more of a mini-encyclopedia on his career. Newcomers to his work should look elsewhere first, because it's not very accessible, but otherwise it's a good book to have for artists and enthusiasts.
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By A Customer on 29 May 2005
Format: Paperback
Great Giger book for anyone keen on Giger, aspiring artists etc (smaller scale in size than some Giger books but well presented/printed) & well worth purchasing.
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I was only ever familiar with Giger's work from the Alien movie franchise of which I loved and assumed, rightly or wrongly, that much of the work in this book would be of similar style/topic. However I was deeply disappointed that much of the work portrayed is very sexually explicit and I do not mean nudes, I am no prude but Giger obviously had issues and much of his work is sexually gross. If you are not familiar with his work and are expecting fantasy/sci-fi artwork then I would stay away from this book and quite possibly his other books too. The other thing I did not realise is that much of his work portrayed is nothing more than doodles and abstract sketches again often on a grotesque theme. I am sorry but this kind of "art" is really not for me and I regret buying two of his books. I would like to say though the seller was very good and delivered the book quickly and in excellent condition.
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Fantastic!
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9d3e4c60) out of 5 stars 11 reviews
17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9d4016c0) out of 5 stars an awesome book 4 Dec. 2002
By Rob VK - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
this is a great way to get introduced to Giger's work. I would recomend The Necronomicon to follow up this book and watch any of the Alien films to see how Giger's work has influenced Hollywood. Its also an extremely good price.
19 of 23 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9d401714) out of 5 stars To the last ignorant review 2 Mar. 2003
By Andreas - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
just because some art explores sex does not mean it is "porn". I love the rampant abundance of ignorance in this country. Giger is an amazing artist, if you have not experienced his work than you are surely missing out on some of the most ORIGINAL artwork of this time.
HASH(0x9d778198) out of 5 stars I wanted to get hold of a good reference book of some of Giger's work 27 Jan. 2015
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I wanted to get hold of a good reference book of some of Giger's work. Most of the coffee table books I would find were either in less than favorable shape, or entirely too expensive for an artist to buy. I found this for a few bucks and although it's it's a softcover, it's still a great collection.
HASH(0x9d401708) out of 5 stars Really amazing book 6 Jun. 2011
By specialkrp - Published on Amazon.com
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I was overwhelmed with how wonderful this small little book was. Even though it really has taken up a lot of pages because all of Giger's writing in it is in 4 different languages in the same book so buyers beware, a lot of the pages are not in english. But the great note is it really has an enormous number of a lot of the art, projects, film, and museum photos in it. A lot of them in which cannot be found in any of his other books. For the price though it is a quantum steal. If you are a huge Giger fan like me it is a must have.
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HASH(0x9d401df8) out of 5 stars A Creative Combination 7 May 2014
By Stanley Krippner - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is an incredible book. In it, the psychoanalyst Stanislav Grof examines the stunning artwork of his colleague H.R. Giger, the Swiss painter, sculptor, and set designer (who won an Academy Award for his work on the film "Alien"). Presented in a creative bilingual format that altenrates between German and English, Giger's work is both beautiful and frightening, both symbolic and realistic. Furthermore, his art exemplifies Grof's model of consciousness, plumbing into domains of the human psyche that have rarely been rendered so graphically in such a revelatory manner.
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