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Book Review Mythologies for the Future
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Book Review: Mythologies for the Future

Book Review: Mythologies for the Future – Swiss artist HR Giger (1940–2014) is most famous for his creation of the space monster in Ridley Scott’s 1979 horror sci-fi film Alien, which earned him an Oscar. In retrospect, this was just one of the most popular expressions of Giger’s biomechanical arsenal of creatures, which consistently merged hybrids of human and machine into images of haunting power and dark psychedelia. The visions drew on demons of the past, as well as evoking mythologies for the future. Above all, they gave expression to the collective fears and fantasies of his age: fear of the atom, of pollution and wasted resources, and of a future in which our bodies depend on machines for survival. Begun shortly before the artist’s unexpected death, this SUMO-sized Art Edition pays homage to Giger’s unique vision. It shows the complete story of Giger’s life and art, his sculptures, film works, and iconic album covers as well as the heritage left in his own artist’s museum and self-designed bar in the Swiss Alps. In an in-depth essay, Giger scholar Andreas J Hirsch plunges into the themes of Giger’s oeuvre and world, while an extensive artist biography draws on contemporary quotes…

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Book review Coca-Cola Deluxe Ice Slipcase (1)
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Book review: Coca-Cola Deluxe Ice Slipcase

Time to a book review on one of the most amazing brands of all the times! Coca-cola have a brand new book that is way more than a book! This limited-edition set in a unique sculpted ice slipcase is a must-have accessory not only for collectors of Coca-Cola memorabilia but also for lovers of American culture everywhere. For over a century Coca-Cola has been a touchstone of modern culture and a global icon. First sipped at an Atlanta soda fountain, the beverage has become an instantly recognizable symbol around the world, woven into people’s lives and memories. See also: BOOK REVIEW: WHEN ART MEETS DESIGN This newest addition to Assouline’s best-selling Memoire Collection, Coca-Cola: Film, Music, Sports celebrates the iconic brand’s broad-reaching influence in the domains of film, music, and athletics.     With imagery of some of these industries’ most revered names, and forewords penned by Ridley Scott, Quincy Jones, and LeBron James, these volumes explore the beverage’s prominence in some of the greatest films of all time, its inspiration for legendary musicians of all genres, and its motivational support of athletes from the Olympics to professional sports. Don’t forget to leave a comment below! Source: assouline.com  

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