The Ganzfeld 4 – Art History? features a 20 page suite of recent drawings by legend Gary Panter, the most comprehensive American release of work by Japanese comic great, Shigeru Sugiura, and an article on 1970s record cover design including Led Zeppelin’s “Presence.”
The book also features work by other leading cartoonists such as Marc Bell, Leif Goldberg, 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.