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High Art - a History of the Psychedelic Poster

Owen , Ted / Denise Dickson

Editorial: Sanctuary Publishing, London England, 1999
ISBN 10: 1860742564 / ISBN 13: 9781860742569
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Librería: Cavendish International Books & Music (Pt. Coq., BC, Canada)
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Título: High Art - a History of the Psychedelic ...

Editorial: Sanctuary Publishing, London England

Año de publicación: 1999

Encuadernación: Soft Cover

Ilustrador: Stanley Mouse, Victor Moscoso, et al

Condición del libro: New

Edición: First Edition.


1999 FIRST EDITION oversize paperback Book . BRAND NEW from 1999 publisher . Never opened, Never owned, Never marked . very small light bend center back cover ; still Gift Giving quality . 176 pages . Lavishly illustrated with full color illustrations of original 1960's rock music psychedelic poster art . Beautiful book, album-size 10 x 12 " , weighs more than 2 pounds . The evolution of the rock poster as an art form began in San Francisco in the mid 1960s , in the hippie hey-day . as artists were commissioned to create affordable advertising for concert events took the opportunity to break free from the confines of commercial poster design . with vivid colors & fluid lettering . but there was much more of a 'serious' art influence than was perhaps recognized at the time . Much of it was simply creativity uleashed by the so-called ' hippie artists ' , with the best of art from another era , melded into the hyper-modern world of their own . with the influence from recent art school attendees leading them to a heady mixture of the styles of long-forgotten artists of another time . Much like the furniture and clothing and antiques and collectibles of the time were rescued 'castoffs' from an unfashionable late Victorian and into Edwardian age . with the art styles of the era, the same applied . Old treasures which had become a 'drug on the market' , and even an embarrassment to 'real' art dealers, were rediscoverd and given pride of place to an entire new generation . In particular, the influence of French Belle Epoque styles, and Art Nouveau figures Mucha . Toulouse-Lautrec . and Cheret . began to dominate . notably through the use of lettering as a prominent compositional element, but also with nouveau lines and the fluid melding of text into design . of ethereal maidens and, in 20th century commercial art, unique to the Art Nouveau world and to the hippie art of the 60s, through full-blooded . and full-bodied . curvaceous women . The color separations of an earlier era were perhaps never duplicated; but the psychedelic, or ' neon ', ' dayglo ' colors more than made up for that, and brought a freshness to the curving neo-nouveau lines which remains unique in the annals of art to this day . The result of this 1960s intense exploration of positive and negative space led to the eventual creation of psychedelic imagery portrayed in the ' vibrating ' colors, reflective of the psychedlic experience . ' High Art ' explores both the creation of psychedelia and the imagery born of this movement . Among the major protagonists, it features both the Avalon and Fillmore ballrooms . the entertainment meccas born of genius Bill Graham, who commissioned the art as advertisement, perhaps not fully realizing at first that it would become iconic . and collectible . in its own right . as well as the UFO Club in London . and more obscure pockets, who were aware of the psychedelic movement . this art also widely influenced local artists who did work for many of the famed 'copycat' clubs, such as the Retinal Circus in Vancouver, and a whole host of others . This beautiful book traces the history of the 60s psychedelic art phenomenon . from its origins and influences . through American psychedelia in art . including interviews with such famed artists of the genre, as Stanley Mouse, Alton Kelley, Rick Griffin and Victor Moscoso . to the British scene and leading British artists Michael English, Nigel Waymouth, Big O and Osiris Visions . It ends with a discussion of the New Wave of psychedelic art + comes complete with a collectors' guide . " High Art : A History of the Psychedelic Poster " . by Ted Owen and Denise Dickson . 1999 softcover book, published by Sanctuary Publishing, London England *** Securely packed ~ Safe shipping, since 1965 *** Size: 10 x 12 x 3/4 ". N° de ref. de la librería 6044BB

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Sinopsis: Sixties psychedelic poster art has stretched beyond the ephemeral and functional nature of its design to become highly collectable and internationally recognized. High Art explores both the creation of psychedelia and the imagery born of this movement. It covers the Avalon and Fillmore ballrooms who commissioned the art, the UFO Club in London and features leading American artists, profiles of British artists and it describes the collectors' experience.

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