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Aldridge, Alan -- The Man With Kaleidoscope Eyes [Book]
London: Thames & Hudson, 2008. First Edition. 240pp. Hardcover: FINE. Dust Wrapper: Wrapper: FINE. SIGNED in black and gold marker pens in stylish, pictorial fashion with an added heart shape drawing with the words "All you Need is Love".
"Alan Aldridge burst upon the creative scene of sixties London just like The Beatles, with whom he worked. His imaginative designs and intoxicating, color-rich images captured the dreams and hallucinations of the psychedelic era for a generation, and for generations to come. In The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics, on album covers for The Who, Cream, and Elton John, on the notorious Chelsea Girls poster for Andy Warhol, and on innovative covers for Penguin Books, Aldridge fully expressed the spirit of his time. "This illustrated autobiography charts Aldridge's life as a graphic entertainer, covering his whole exuberant career from 1963 up to the present. Interspersed with hundreds of images are extraordinary stories about how the projects came about and Aldridge's encounters with the famous people he has met along the way: a drawing duel with Salvador Dali, interviewing Paul McCartney, bike riding with Steve McQueen in the Hollywood hills, and pitching a film idea to Francis Ford Coppola. The result is a book that charts the life of a graphic genius - a visual feast that will astonish and delight fans of all ages." --Book Wrapper.