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HR Giger

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Enter a world of haunting power and dark psychedelia with this SUMO-sized tribute to the biomechanic visions of HR Giger. The magnum opus volume spans the artist’s painting, sculpture, film work, iconic album covers, and unique artist’s museum, with seven fold-out spreads, an essay by Andreas J. Hirsch, and an extensive artist biography based on Giger’s own writings.

Collector's Edition (No. 201–1,200), each numbered and signed by Carmen Giger / HR Giger Estate
Edition of 1,000Hardcover with fold-outs in clamshell box14.4 x 19.7 in.29.16 lb400 pages

“A magnificent volume, a lovingly designed homage that does justice to the significance of this artist... One thing is certain: most celebrated contemporary artists quickly fall back into obscurity, but HR Giger will remain.”

“A super-sized tribute to the dark surrealism of HR Giger.”
“…there’s no denying that TASCHEN’s new folio of Giger’s work is the new benchmark in ‘definitive’.”
Starburst Magazine
“A disturbingly beautiful tribute to H.R. Giger’s nightmarish work.”
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HR Giger

HR Giger


Mythologies for the Future

The magnum opus of HR Giger

“At its essence, Giger’s art digs down into our psyches and touches our very deepest primal instincts and fears. His art stands in a category of its own. The proof of this lies in the intensity of his work and imagination, which I can only compare to Hieronymus Bosch and Francis Bacon in their powers to provoke and disturb.” —Ridley Scott

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 monograph pays homage to Giger’s unique vision. Featuring seven fold-out spreads, it shows the complete story of Giger’s life and art, his sculptures, film work, and iconic album covers as well as the heritage he left us 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 and Giger’s own writings.

Collector's Edition (No. 201-1,200), each numbered and signed by Carmen Giger / HR Giger Estate.

Also available as two additional Art Editions of 100 copies each (No. 1–200).
HR Giger
Edition of 1,000Hardcover with fold-outs in clamshell box36.7 x 50 cm13.23 kg400 pages

ISBN 978-3-8365-3820-6

Edition: Multilingual (English, French, German)
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Baby Sumo: the right format to appreciate the richness of Giger's drawings

Gerd,October 29, 2021
The traditional book format is less suitable for appreciating highly detailed artistic drawings / images. TASCHEN's baby sumo format has finally changed that!

Sublime book for lovers of Giger

Paul,October 27, 2021
I saw this grand book when I visited the HR Giger museum in Gruyere Switzerland - as soon as I saw it I needed it in my life! Not able to afford an actual piece of Giger art, this is the closet thing to having a piece of his work in my life. The book is simply gorgeous - a must have for all admirers of this wonderful artist!

J'ai rendez-vous avec Giger

Christophe,September 24, 2022
Le format et la qualité de ce livre sont tels que je m'immerge en profondeur dans l'œuvre de Giger, et je l'y retrouve comme un rendez-vous entre l'artiste et mon âme. Quelle merveille.


Theodor,October 27, 2021
Qualitativ hochwertiges Buch mit beeindruckenden Bildern

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