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  • Perfect Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Deutscher Kunstverlag; Slp Blg edition (August 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3422067973
  • ISBN-13: 978-3422067974
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 7.9 x 2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,256,680 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Jonathan S. Jackson on February 28, 2013
Format: Perfect Paperback
Oubey Mindkiss is a truly beautiful series of books. The physical casing is a three-dimensional work of architecture. Inside the outer casing are 5 different volumes of Oubey's work. The first thing you notice is the beautiful art. It's fantastic to follow Obey's artistic journey and evolution from 1979, until 2004, when Oubey passed away. I love watching Oubey's unique mind interpret the different decades through his paintbrush, pencil and and even computer. In a sense, it's an artistic anthropological journey.

I found Oubey's journey through computer generated art in the late 80's and 90's fascinating. However, in my opinion, Oubey's best work came from his ambitious goal to paint 1,000 stars in oil. When he died, he had already completed 80 in the series.

Each of the 5 volumes are perfectly curated, magnificently laid out, and make sense as an independent work from a specific Oubey period. Oubey's Mindkiss is a journey through life and love. The Art, curation and the maticulous layout are all impressive. This is a diamond in the rough for art and book collectors.
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I first saw this book in the AIGA annual awards for best designed books and
covers. I was curious about the complex dimensionality of the unusual slipcase
cover and found the book in a library. The whole set of books was compelling.
When I saw it was a small limited edition I decided to buy it. Beyond being a
beautiful book, it offers a fascinating look at the artistic career of the
German artist named Oubey, who was basically unknown until after his death in
2004.

What makes this set of five books especially interesting to me is that with the
photos of Oubey's painting are interspersed the artist's journal entries
that describe his thought process. Reading that material explained something I
had always wondered about. I tend to like all classical painting, but run to
extremes when I see contemporary art. Some paintings - and I am including
Oubey's work in this group - make an immediate and visceral connection. Like
the artist is painting directly on your brain. With other works, the connection
isn't there, even if you look for it. Reading Oubey's journal entries while
looking at the painting helped to explain that connectivity. The idea of putting
his work together as a set of books puzzled me at first. But after I worked my
way through all five, I realized it was very clever editing, because it showed
how and why the artist's style changed over the years.

I recommend this book to anyone drawn to Jackson Pollock or Warhol -- Oubey
is solidly in their league. The book is also valuable for anyone who has
wondered about the creative forces that drive artistic vision.
OUBEY Mindkiss
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By Egon Zippel on December 29, 2010
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A great book that represents perfectly a great artist, OUBEY. Take a look at [...] too!

This book by Stefan Sagmeister is already a collectible, it got three of the most prestigious awards for graphic design in the USA and in Germany:
* the Design Award 2010 of the AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts),
* the Red Dot Award for Communication Design 2010 (Germany)
* the Award of Excellence, especially prized among designers, from the design magazine "Communication Arts".
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By alt74 on September 22, 2010
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The MINDKISS book gives you the rare opportunity to
discover a ueber-talented yet unknown artist
and experience how a world class graphic designer (stefan)
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