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Electrical Banana: Masters of Psychedelic Art

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Electrical Banana: Masters of Psychedelic Art by Norman Hathaway and Dan Nadel is the first definitive examination of the international language of psychedelia, focusing on the most important practitioners in their respective fields with a deft combination of hundreds of unseen images and exclusive interviews and essays, Electrical Banana aims to revise the common ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published 2011 by Damiani
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Jeff Jackson
Jun 19, 2013 Jeff Jackson rated it really liked it
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Handsomely produced sampling of the work of seven "masters of psychedelic art." Interviews with each artist puts their work in historical perspective, but it's the well-chosen images themselves that truly captivate. Tadanori Yokoo - represented with some rare posters, picture discs, and book slipcases - shines the brightest, but I was glad to become more acquainted with the work of Keiichi Tanaami and Mati Klarwein, who did the cover for Miles Davis' Bitches Brew among much else.
Mark Nangle
Nov 02, 2016 Mark Nangle rated it really liked it
I recommend you take a look at this book if you are in any way interested in the history of "psychedelic art" and "psychedelia". A beautifully visual work of scholarship which collects together seven artists and designers through the use of hundreds of full-colour images, interviews and essays. Artists such as Heinz Edelmann (most famous for his work on the animated film "Yellow Submarine"), Martin Sharp (record covers such as "Disraeli Gears" by Cream), Marijke Kroger, Keiichi Tanaami, Mati ...more
Matt
Nov 29, 2012 Matt rated it really liked it
I kind of skipped some of the interviews because some of the memory lane quality of this one I just wasn't interested in. (Also, the text contrast sucked a bit imho.) Not that stories of some of our most cherished 60s records wouldn't rock, I just wasn't in the mood.

What I was in the mood for was the awesome survey of psychedelic art of that period. The pictures. I want to see the pictures. Totally blown away in some cases.

Especially: http://www.matiklarweinart.com/

I have long admired the Miles
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Don Gorman
Sep 17, 2012 Don Gorman rated it liked it
Just for looking, not much reading to it, but this is a gorgeous and lovely collection of very interesting psychedelic art. Baby boomers (like myself) will recognize many of the images from album covers etc. Way cool.
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