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.
"Like Hieronymus Bosch, like Pieter Bruegel, Giger mercilessly shows us the anabolism and catabolism of our realities." Timothy Leary, United States