Photographs of some of William Burroughs things by Peter Ross.
A short interview
with Ross about photographing the stuff. (The other picture collections on Ross's site, are worth looking at, too. (Eg., brains
The Art of Fontana Modern Masters
James Pardey, the mind behind The Art of Penguin Science Fiction
, has just put up another site telling the story
of the cover art
on the Frank Kermode-edited "Modern Masters" Fontana Books series
, inspired by the Op Art of Victor Vasarely
and the cut-ups
of Brion Gysin and William Burroughs.
[via, via] [more inside]
"Look at the surrealist moustache on the Mona Lisa.
Just a silly joke? Consider where this joke can lead. I had been working with Malcolm Mc Neill
for five years on an illustrated book entitled Ah Pook Is Here
, and we used the same idea: Hieronymous Bosch as the background for scenes and characters taken from the Mayan codices
and transformed into modern counterparts. That face in the Mayan Dresden Codex
will be the barmaid in this scene, and we can use the Vulture God
over here. Bosch, Michelangelo, Renoir, Monet, Picasso — steal anything in sight. You want a certain light on your scene? Lift it from Monet. You want a 1930s backdrop? Use Hopper
." -- William S. Burroughs, Les Voleurs [more inside]
Book nerds everywhere will enjoy these scans of cover art from the works of Beat Generation authors William S. Burroughs
, Jack Kerouac
, Neal Cassady
, and John Clellon Holmes
. [more inside]
Before Frank Frazetta, Roy Krenkel, and Michael Whelan, J. Allen St. John
brought to life the works of Edgar Rice Burroughs
and defined the images of Tarzan
. St. John also illustrated a wide variety
of books and magazines
and produced some pulp masterpieces.
The Unpublished Illustrated Mind of William Burroughs.
Before his death Burroughs collaborated with Artist
Malcolm McNeill on an illustrated book that never made
it to press. A garden of earthly delights. (NSFW)
William S. Burroughs demonstrates his cut-up method
in this excellent film sequence. (.swf, 10mb, related discussion)