BACK IN THE BOOKSHOP: PETER MAX (1976)
A strangely very scarce Peter Max book, published by PARCO in Tokyo, for a major exhibition held in Japan in 1976.
Spanning the 1960s-mid 1970s, this elegant publication is entirely made up of page after page of Max’s vibrant paintings, sketches, prints and collages, so many of which have not been reproduced in any other book. The sketches in here are of particular interest. Many figurative studies, as well as flowers, fantastic landscapes and his famed “Cosmic Jumper”, all in Max’s distinct style. A modest, yet very generous and handsomely designed Japanese book on Max’s iconic graphic and illustrative work.
Peter Max is a German-born American illustrator and graphic artist, known for his iconic use of psychedelic shapes and color palettes as well as spectra in his work. Max’s art work was first identified as having been a popular part of the counter culture and psychedelic movements in graphic design during the late 1960s and early 1970s, and much of his influential work in poster and book design of this period has been heavily emulated and referenced ever since.
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