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The book introduces the reader for the first time to Spare’s fundamental concepts such as Kia, Ikkah and Sikah and Zos.

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His artistic work is characterized by skilled draughtsmanship exhibiting a complete mastery of the use of the line[1], and often employs monstrous or fantastic ma Austin Osman Spare was an English artist who developed idiosyncratic magical techniques including automatic writing, automatic drawing and sigilization based on his theories of the relationship between the conscious and unconscious self.

His exhibition in Westbourne Grove attracted many people and sold well.

Above is a superior later work in his ‘sidereal’ style. A Sermon to the Hypocrites’- a work of ‘automatic writing’ excoriates the self- pity and smugness of the mids. No ossman or quizzes yet. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Return to Book Page. At one point a fight broke out but was fairly quickly quelled, a few girls screamed, voices were raised. Nov 30, Hans added it. It was not until in a cramped basement in Briton that he began to paint again. Thus he carried on for years selling works for trifling sums, sometimes reduced to decorating radio sets and even mending them.


Even in straightforward works like his portrait of a Southwark tramp, something shines out beyond the technique. This page was last edited on 19 Juneat The original idea of the automatic drawings of’ living beyond thought in courageous originality’ never left him.

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In dealing with older owners, even with books, there are often problematic offspring in the background but it seldom leads to fisticuffs. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Earth Earthh was the first book conceived by the English artist and magician Niferno Osman Spare when he was The vellum copies were supposed to have a colour print in them but no copies ever have it and presumably it wasn’t inserted.

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Some of Spare’s techniques, particularly the use of sigils and the creation of an “alphabet of desire” were adopted, adapted and popularized by Peter J. Trivia About Earth Inferno. Elizabeth Bouras rated it really liked it Jul 20, Bryan rated it really liked it Feb 05, Click here for suggestions about how to find books on the net and in the world.


The private view was well attended and the cheap wine flowed. It was the Bohemia bookshop on St. His book ‘The Anathema of Zos: Some of the paintings had been donated by an old cove who had known Spare and were for sale.

To ask other readers questions about Earth Infernoplease sign up. Originally printed by the Co-Operative Printing Society, the book was designed by the artist and self-published in an edition of numbered and signed copies. Every one seemed to be dressed in black.

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Spare wrote that he had turned his back on fame, money and comfort ‘ Nemesis rated it really liked it May 09, Works by Austin Osman Spare. Comparisons with Durer, Goya, Rops and Hokusai although well meant and occasionally illuminating miss the point. Mila rated it it was amazing Nov 16, Each pair of pages contains a painting and a commentary toward that painting. Punchcardliquidsystems rated it it was amazing Dec 19,