Synopses & Reviews
“An exciting, monumental, first-rate book devoted to a universal phenomenon whose time has come at last. Perhaps this is the art of the twenty-first century.”—Michael Bonesteel, The Outsider
“A wonderful book…”—David Bowie
“(A) fascinating, timely book.”—Publishers Weekly
“Recommended for all art collections.”—Library Journal
Originally a landmark exhibition at the American Visionary Art Museum, The End is Near! presents the largest collection of visionary art ever assembled on the subjects of Apocalypse, Millennium, and Utopia. With essays by Stephen Jay Gould, Reverend Howard Finster, Adam Parfrey, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Winner of the Benjamin Franklin Book Award.
"The End Is Near!" maps the millennial fervor that haunts our consciousness and gathers the most provocative collection of visionary art ever assembled--from artists who dwell on the shadowy fringes of society. 160 color and 40 duotone illustrations.
Classic volume of apocalyptic and utopian visionary art, with artist biographies and essays by cultural luminaries.
About the Author
ROGER MANLEY's books, screenplays, photographs and curatorial endeavors have earned him a world-class reputation, particularly in the field of Outsider Art. He is the author of several books, and director of the recent feature documentary, MANA: Beyond Belief, which won the C.I.N.E. Golden Eagle.