Peter Max Books


A surprising number of books have been published by Peter Max. Most were published in the early 1970s during the height of "hippie time" and that is why they reflect. More recent books focus on Peter's less abstract, but still colorful and patriotic paintings. Most recently compilation books have been written discussing Max's life and depicting many of his best work.

The Universe of Peter Max

Year published: 2013

Author: Peter Max

This book is a must have for every Peter Max fan. Forget this review - just get it.

Peter Max provides his own personal review of his life and art. More than fifty essays and two hundred photos are included as Peter walks us through his life, from childhood to his mass popularity. It is Max's life story as only Peter can tell it. If you want to learn more about Peter Max this in-depth book is best place to get it .





The Art of Peter Max

Year published: 2002

Authors: Charles Riley II and Peter Max

Over 350 pictures of Peter Max' various works. Until The Universe of Peter Max came out in 2013 this was the definitive Peter Max book. In many respects, it still is. Riley is an arts curator at the City University of New York and is able to provide an informed and independent review and analysis of Peter's works.

This book has received many glowing reviews. There is more emphasis on Peter Max' later works, as contrasted with the psychedelic 1960s and early 1970s pieces





The Peter Max Land of Yellow

Year published: 1970

Author: Peter Max

From the psychedlic 1960s, this is one of three color named books by Peter Max you can probably avoid.

The official description says it all (or nothing!): "In order to save the Rainbow Land, the Purple King makes a dash across each rainbow band to get the fifty pounds of red demanded by the Shadow Prince."





The Peter Max Land of Red

Year published: 1970

Author: Peter Max

A "trippy" book that could have only been made in the late 1960s. Today? Only for hardcore Peter Max collectors wanting a complete collection of everything he made.

The official description says it all (or nothing): "Boy Green travels through the Red Cosmic Color Tunnel to get light to brighten the world."





The Peter Max Land of Blue

Year published: 1970

Author: Peter Max

The third interesting book written by Peter Max. Colorful, creative, and best for those who are fans of Max's most vintage type of works.

The official description says it all (or nothing): "Orange Boy and Green Girl have adventures with color as they travel to find blue infinity."





Peter Max Paints America

Year published: 1976

Author: Peter Max

This book by Peter Max was published in 1976 for the nation's bicentennial. It celebrates patriotic art works created by Peter Max.





Love

Year published: 1970

Author: Peter Max

The long title of this book is Love (With the Words of Swami Sivananda, Himalayas). If you were in San Francisco in the late 1960s, this type of book is for you. Or, if you collect Peter Max material. This is a spiritual book accentuated with Peter Max's artwork.





God

Year published: 1970

Author: Peter Max

A short, thirty-two page book with inspirational sayings from Swami Sivananda and art by Peter Max. The long title of this book is God (With the Words of Swami Sivananda, Himalayas).





Thought

Year published: 1970

Author: Peter Max

The third in a trilogy of short books from 1970 (Love, God, Thought) consisting of spiritual statements with psychedlic artwork by Peter Max.





Meditations

Year published: 1972

Author: Peter Max

This small book has artwork done by Peter Max and inspirational quotes and messages written by others.





Peter Max Magazine

In 1970 Peter Max decided to try publishing a magazine. This is the front cover of the first edition. On the front cover it says it will be a "colorcosmic experience."

What did you get in this magazine? Here is a sample page...





Peter Max Magazine

Here is the front cover from the Peter Maz magazine, issue number 2.






 

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