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H.R. Giger’s multi-faceted career: From surrealistic dream landscapes to album cover designs and sculptures

For decades H.R. Giger (1940—2014) reigned as one of the leading exponents of fantastic art. After he studied interior and industrial design for eight years at the School of Commercial Art in Zurich, Switzerland, from 1962 till 1970, he was soon gaining attention as an independent artist, with endeavors ranging from surrealistic dream landscapes created with a spray gun and stencils, to album cover designs for famous pop stars, and sculptures. In addition, Giger’s multi-faceted career includes designing two bars, located in Tokyo and Chur, as well as work on various film projects—his creation of the set design and title figure for Ridley Scott’s film Alien won him not only international fame but also an Academy Award for Best Achievement for Visual Effects (1980).

About the Basic Art Series 2.0 series:
Each book in TASCHEN’s Basic Art series features:
a detailed chronological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist, covering his or her cultural and historical importance
a concise biography
approximately 100 illustrations with explanatory captions

Author/Artist:  H.R. Giger 
Publisher: Taschen
Page Count: 96pp
Size: 8.25 x 10.25
Notes: hardcover, color
Date of Publication: November 11, 2018
ISBN: 978-3836534208