Peter Watts - Altered States: The Library of Julio Santo Domingo


Julio Mario Santo Domingo was a collector and visionary who filled his homes and warehouses with the world’s greatest private collection related to the subjects of drugs, sex, magic, and rock and roll: a library of more than 50,000 items featuring works by Andy WarholTimothy LearySigmund Freudthe Marquis de SadeCharles BaudelaireAllen Ginsbergthe Rolling StonesAleister Crowley, and many more. This extraordinary collection is vividly documented in the beautifully-designed Altered States: The Library of Julio Santo Domingo, an unprecedented insight into the effect of drugs on life, politics and popular culture that’s comprehensive and fantastical, informative and hallucinatory all at once.

480 pages, 31.75 x 23.5cm, hardcover with slipcase, Anthology Editions (New York)