The Atrocity Exhibition

Visual interpretations of J.G. Ballard's classic work of experimental fiction
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La mostra delle atrocità, Italian translation of The Atrocity Exhibition, published by Feltrinelli, Milan, 2014. Art director: Cristiano Guerri. Illustration: Vincenza Peschechera

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Skändlighetsutställingen, Swedish translation of The Atrocity Exhibition, published by Vertigo Vörlag, Stockholm, 2007. Design: Carl Johansson, V.A. & P.

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The Atrocity Exhibition, published by Fourth Estate, London, 2014. Cover: Stanley Donwood, assembled from found images

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Grusomhedsudstillingen, published by Rhodos, Copenhagen, 1969. The Danish edition of The Atrocity Exhibition appeared more than six months before the first English edition. Image courtesy of www.jgballard.ca

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Transverse section through a trilobite. From a speculative reconstruction by Rick Poynor of the "terminal documents" in The Atrocity Exhibition by J.G. Ballard. SEE MORE AT: http://observatory.designobserver.com/feature/jg-ballards-terminal-documents/29018/

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The Atrocity Exhibition, published by Harper Perennial, London, 2006. Design: David Wardle

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La mostra delle atrocità, Italian translation of The Atrocity Exhibition, published by Feltrinelli, Milan, 2006. Illustration: Phoebe Gloeckner (from The Atrocity Exhibition, RE/Search, 1990)

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La foire aux atrocités, French translation of The Atrocity Exhibition, published by Éditions Tristram, Paris, 2003

"La Foire aux atrocités", de J.G. Ballard - Welcome to Nebalia

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DVD cover of Jonathan Weiss' film of The Atrocity Exhibition, released by Reel23, 2006. Design: Bas Mantel

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La exhibición de atrocidades, Spanish translation of The Atrocity Exhibition, published by Minotauro, 2002. Illustration: Gaetano Petrioli, 1750

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Anatomical engraving by Gaetano Petrioli from Le otto tavole anatomiche, published in Rome, 1750

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The Atrocity Exhibition, published as a Flamingo Modern Classic, London, 2001. Spinal column photograph: Joe Partridge. Car wreck photograph: Lucy Pope

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The Atrocity Exhibition, expanded and annotated edition, Flamingo, London, 1993. Illustration: uncredited, probably Larry Rostant

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The Atrocity Exhibition, revised, annotated and illustrated edition, published by RE/Search, San Francisco, 1990. Cover image: Phoebe Gloeckner, medical illustrator

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Photographic illustration for the story "Crash!" in The Atrocity Exhibition, published by RE/Search, San Francisco, 1990. Photograph: Ana Barrado

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The Atrocity Exhibition, published by Triad/Panther Books, London, 1985. Illustration: James Marsh

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Illustration by John Coulthart for The Atrocity Exhibition, one of a projected series, 1984

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Page from "The Atrocity Exhibition", a story in The Atrocity Exhibition, reprinted in RE/Search no. 8/9, 1984. Illustration: Paul Mavrides

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Le salon des horreurs, second French translation of The Atrocity Exhibition, published by Jean-Claude Lattès, Paris, 1981. Illustration: Jean-Michel Nicollet

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The Atrocity Exhibition, Triad/Panther Books, 1979

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La foire aux atrocités, French translation of The Atrocity Exhibition, published by Éditions Champ Libre, Paris, 1976. Illustration: uncredited

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The first UK paperback edition, published by Panther Books, St. Albans, 1972. Illustration: uncredited, probably John Holmes

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Love & Napalm: Export U.S.A, the retitled second American edition of The Atrocity Exhibition, published by Grove Press, New York, 1972. Jacket design: Kay Susmann

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Liebe und Napalm: Export USA, German translation of The Atrocity Exhibition, published by Joseph Melzer Verlag, Frankfurt, 1970. Design: uncredited

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Cover of the first American edition of The Atrocity Exhibition pulped by Doubleday in 1970. Illustration: Michael Foreman

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