The Ganzfeld 4 – Art History? features a 20 page suite of sketchbook drawings by the legendary Gary Panter, the most comprehensive American release of work by Japanese comic great, Shigeru Sugiura, and an article on 1970s record cover design, with a focus on the Hipgnosis studio’s designs for Led Zeppelin’s “Presence.”
Also features other comics work by Marc Bell, Leif Goldberg, C.F., Matthew Thurber, Jim Drain, Leif Goldberg, Frank Santoro, Paper Rad and Ted Stearn. A special section devoted to the artist H. C. Westermann presents a biographical story told in pictures by painter David Sandlin, plus never before published images of Westermann’s work and his handcrafted studio environment.
Other eclectic entries include a selection of rare Renaissance maps of the universe and a posthumous contribution by Harry Smith, author of the American Anthology of Music, which carries a commentary by renowned Beat photographer John Cohen. Cover art by Julie Doucet.
288 pages color Paperbac, 8” x 9 3/4” (205 x 245 mm)
Gingko Press/PictureBox, 2005