The Universe of Peter Max

The Universe of Peter Max : a Psychedelic Odyssey

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As instantly recognizable as Peter Max's artwork is, his life story has not been told, in his own words, until now. In this visual biography, Max tells his life story - from a childhood spent in Berlin and Shanghai to his teen-aged odyssey to New York City in the 1960s, to his subsequent ascension in the artworld, and beyond. Max relates intimate details of his life as they relate to the nature of creativity, and reveals how he has been able to see art in the everyday. Max's signature, vibrant artwork accompanies the text and provides an illuminating, colorful look into the inspired life and times of one of the world's most famous popular artists.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 180.34 x 218.44 x 27.94mm | 793.78g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • Harper Design International
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Four Colour Throughout
  • 0062121391
  • 9780062121394
  • 607,080

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An in-depth look at the personal and artistic life of renowned artist Peter his own words

In this intimate visual memoir, artist Peter Max details his life journey as an artist, providing a stirring account of himself as a young boy and as a successful artist eager to return to the days of wonderment and inspiration found only in dreams and childhood. Max charts his ascension in the art world and pauses to reflect on the nature of creativity, the universe at large, his many loves, and his ability to see beauty in the everyday. Vibrantly illustrated with Max's signature work, including some never-before-seen pieces, this colorful memoir reveals the personal inspiration behind the work of one of the world's most popular artists.

With 200 full-color photographs
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About Peter Max

Peter Max is a pop culture icon unto himself. His bold colors, uplifting imagery, and uncommon artistic diversity have touched every phase of American culture. He lives in New York City.
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