Lemkuhl/Dean/Dean, "The Flights of Icarus"
Recension från Amazon.com:
This is an amazing book. Everyone I know who have it thinks so. The book is full with colourfull paintings of fantastic places, caracters, heros, dragons, animals, settings, planets, continents, miths, episodes, and the like. For enyone who likes colours and heroic images. Fantasy at its best: Fantasy as Fantasy. Many painters have contributed their best works to this volume. I have looked to find a copy of this book for more then ten years, and could not find one. It is a book from the 70's, and is out-of-print by now. But still it influenced me to paint the walls in my appartment in deep-blue. The book title that mentions "Icarus", the mithical hero who tried to fly to the sun and burned his artifitial wings when he approached it, reveals the philosophical framework that gives the book its artistic unity as a hole. The questions are not possed as simple propositions or statements, but rather in picturesque language that springs right out of our archytipal unconsiousness. It's content is more about dreaming than about reality, and still, it posses questions about our cosmogonies, astronomies, science, technology, culture, gender, humanity, power, evolutional history and psychy. "[Fantasy] art is a lie that tell the truth" (Picasso). Art is at its best when it posses important questions, and find the technical tools to deal with them. This book certainly satisfies these two requirements.
Häftad, 159 sid., Dragon´s World 1977.
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