Roger Dean: Views
My very first book was jointly written with Dominy Hamilton and was about the super-star illustrations created for record covers and other graphic projects by designer Roger Dean. I had just graduated in History of Art at Sussex University, so I applied my research skills of 17th-century Dutch pictures to these sometimes psychedelic subjects. A lot of fun was had by all. Dean was a true innovator and even founded his own publishing company to produce the book at the price he wanted, that of an LP, £4.95 as no ‘legit’ publisher would touch the project. The book went on to sell hundreds of thousands of copies, worldwide.
Dragon’s Dream, Brighton, 1976.