Crack open Visions of Heaven and Hell, and you have unlocked a Pandora's box of images that are certain to stay inside your head. For more than twenty-five years, Barker has awed fans and critics alike with his groundbreaking works of fiction, but what few know is that the heart of his fantastic worlds lies in pictures. Now, for the first time, this book brings out from the dark depths more than 300 of Barker's most stunning drawings and oil paintings. Illuminated with new writings by Barker, this artwork renders with expressionist fervor some of our most primal passions—good, evil, and all that's between. From the graphically terrifying to the ecstatically sensual, Visions of Heaven and Hell takes the reader on a journey through unexplored and forbidden realms. Designed in a luxurious package that recalls a devotional medieval manuscript or the works of Blake and Cocteau, this volume itself has the feel of a talisman from one of Barker's stories.
Clive gives an overview of the book:
Clive Barker is an English author, film director, and visual artist.
Barker was born in Liverpool, England. He studied English and philosophy at Liverpool University.
Barker is one of the leading authors of contemporary horror/fantasy, writing in the horror...
A recent 16-page supplement to Publishers Weekly, titled “The Relaunch of Clive Barker,” breathlessly described the full range of Mr. Barker’s talents. He is not simply the filmmaker who brought us...