During his lifetime Brion Gysin (1916–1986) inspired an array of artists, writers, poets and musicians, notably the Beat Generation. Since his death Gysin's own work has only increased in popularity, yet his radical approach to art defies categorization. Dream Machine is the first detailed study of Gysin's œuvre in both art-historical and contemporary contexts. A devotee of invention, Gysin create...
Hardcover: 192 pages
Publisher: Merrell Publishers; First Edition edition (June 22, 2010)
Product Dimensions: 7 x 1 x 9 inches
Amazon Rank: 2084029
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This is a book for Gysin completists or those who know nothing about him (most people). A lot of the textual information on Gysin in this book is a repeat of all the info that exists in his fairly recent biography and in "Tuning into the Multimedia A...
, drawings, photo-collages, installations, poetry and sound experiments. He produced the cut-up collage novel The Third Mind (1965) with William Burroughs, and with Ian Sommerville developed the Dreamachine (1961), a kinetic sculpture designed to induce visions by playing flickering light on the closed eyes of the viewer. This exciting new book, featuring incisive texts, a photo essay, and appreciations by contemporary artists, captures the remarkable daring of an artistic visionary.