Tom Wolfe: The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
Known for bringing obscure art into broader public view, Taschen Books' "Tom Wolfe: The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" is celebrated as a classic of American literature as well as the hippy movement with text exploring both the esoteric experience of LSD hallucinogens and fundamental societal shifts of 1960s America. Rooted in writer Ken Kesey's LSD-steeped group journey to New York's World's Fair, the book follows his band of Merry Pranksters in an as-if-first-hand account of the group’s antics and ethos.
This collector's edition, signed by author Tom Wolfe, features collaborative photographs that paint a vivid picture of the counterculture world that set Wolfe’s scene. Think acid parties near “capsule corner” in Hollywood, the hippie-filled streets of Haight-Ashbury, the abandoned pie factory the Pranksters called home and the infamous Acid Tests themselves.
Silk-screened hardcover with embossed paper case with letterpress-printed text on natural paper. Measures 9.4" x 13.4" with 356 pages.
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