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The history of fantasy, science fiction and the origins of steampunk--from Romanticism in the 18th century to the modern era. This looks at writers, books and artists, exploring and illustrating masterpieces by William Blake, John Martin, Albert Robida, Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, Rackham, Charles and Heath Robinson, Lefler & Urban, the Oz books, Little Nemo and more. Nothing modern here, this begins and ends in the last two centuries, packed with really great artwork.
This illustrates the remarkable transition of fantasy art that occurred in the 20th century when steampunk was introduced to the fantasy art world. Steampunk was unique because it was a fantasy-based style that was inspired by a real event, the Industrial Revolution.
It also shows illustrations from science fiction and fantasy novels such as Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, poems and stories by Edgar Allan Poe, mystery novels by Agatha Christie, and more contemporary fantasy novelists such as J.R.R. Tolkien and Michael Ende.
Today, the influence of steampunk can be seen in everywhere, from legendary films by Walt Disney to Hayao Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli. This book will surely satisfy all lovers of fantasy art and literature, taking us back to the roots and the wonderful creators that brought on the revolution.
1.Gothic and Romanticism in Art History From Gothic Revival to Romanticism
2.The Victorian Wonderland and the Origins of Sci-Fi and Steampunk
3.The London Underworld
4.The World of Fantasy Illustration Adventures in Wonderland
The fourth chapter includes entire sub-chapters on the finest of the original fantasy artists: Rackham, Alice Woodward (Peter Pan), both Charles and W. Heath Robinson's vision of the future, John R. Neill and his wonderful art for the Wizard of Oz series is nicely covered...it just goes on and on. Familiar, much-loved illustrations are mixed with offbeat work rarely if ever before collected.
We really love what this fine editor puts together in his series of art books. Deluxe softcover with an actual dust jacket with cover flaps. Quite thick!
About the Author: Hiroshi Unno was born in 1939 in Tokyo. Unno writes on art, cinema, music, urbanism, novels, and more. Recent Unno titles released by PIE International – “Avant-Garde Graphics in Russia”, “William Morris”, “Harry Clarke”, “Beautiful Book Design”, “The World of Mucha”, “A Thousand and One Nights” – have gained recognition worldwide. We handle them all.
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Item Code ARTFAN Publisher PIE Publish Date 2018 ISBN 9784756249753 Binding Soft Cover Dimensions 7x10 # Pages 360pg Color Full Color
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