The Alternative Guide to the Universe
Mavericks, Outsiders, Visionaries
Text by Roger Cardinal, Rick Moody, Mark Pilkington, Valerie Rousseau, Ralph Rugoff, Margaret Wertheim, et al.
The Alternative Guide to the Universe surveys work that creates unexpected possibilities in art, science and architecture; possibilities so profound that they suggest an alternate reality. This densely illustrated volume features self-taught architects and artists, photographers and futurists, outsider engineers and scientists--all investigating larger systems of knowledge or developing particular disciplines in idiosyncratic directions. Among the visionaries included here are A.G. Rizzoli, Alfred Jensen, Bodys Isek Kingelez, Emery Blagdon, Eugene von Bruenchenheim, George Widener, Guo Fengyi, James Carter, Jean Perdrizet, Lee Godie, Marcel Storr, Melvin Way, Morton Bartlett, Paul Laffoley, Philip Blackmarr, Rammellzee, Richard Greaves, William Scott and Wu Yulu.