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DREAM DANCE The Art of Ed Emshwiller

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DREAM DANCE The Art of Ed Emshwiller

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Recommended. By Ed Emshwiller. The first comprehensive monograph on the entire career of Ed Emshwiller. He painted and drew hundreds of covers and interiors for sci-fi paperbacks and hardback books, including the Ace double-novels and pulps such as Planet Stories, Future Science Fiction, and Amazing Stories. He also created his own abstract expressionist paintings, ink drawings, and prints; and had several solo and group shows. In 1964 Emshwiller shifted his focus primarily to filmmaking, often collaborating with dancers. Notable films included Thanatopsis (1962), Relativity (1966), and Chrysalis (1973). This is about 2/3's sci-fi art, 1/3 stills and film-making. Some nudity.

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The first comprehensive monograph on the entire career of Ed Emshwiller. He painted and drew hundreds of covers and interiors for sci-fi paperbacks and hardback books, including the Ace double-novels and pulps such as Planet Stories, Future Science Fiction, and Amazing Stories. He also created his own abstract expressionist paintings, ink drawings, and prints; and had several solo and group shows. In 1964 Emshwiller shifted his focus primarily to filmmaking, often collaborating with dancers. Notable films included Thanatopsis (1962), Relativity (1966), and Chrysalis (1973). This is about 2/3's sci-fi art, 1/3 stills and film-making. Some nudity.

Essayists here include Bill Griffith, Dan Nadel, Susan Emshwiller (his daughter), Jenelle Porter, Carolyn Carlson, Joanna Priestley. Introduction by Jesse Pires.

He was an active member of the independent film movement in New York, and created many experimental/underground films. He turned to teaching film-making in his second career.

This includes a wonderful selection of very early work (one piece is shown here), including monsters, World War II pin-ups, abstract pieces, and what seems to be early fan-style art of fantasy and horror, from the late 1940s, before he began his long run in the 1950s on sci-fi paperbacks and digest covers. His images there are some of the most iconic of the genre, with art for virtually every well known author of the 1950s and 60s. He also did a series of very cool Detective/Murder Mystery covers for Mercury Mystery and Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, which arpe very cool and pin-upy. Plus many of the wonderful Galaxy Science Fiction Novels series of digests. And Galaxy, and Fantasy and Science Fiction, Fantastic and Venture Sci-fi, all popular digests that ran for many years.

Emshwiller was a member of L'Ecole des Beaux Arts and graduated from the University of Michigan. His works are included in the Museum of Modern Art's video collection. He became the third artist inducted by the Science Fiction Hall of Fame.

As one of the earliest video artists in the 1970s, Emshwiller also experimented with combining computer animation and live-action on videos. His work has been exhibited all over the world, and he was the recipient of many awards, including five Hugo Awards and the American Film Institute's Maya Deren Award. He passed away at the age of sixty-five in 1990.

The previous book we handled on Emsh, our first-ever, is completely sold out.

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Item Code DREDH
Publisher Anthology Editions
Publish Date 2019
ISBN 9781944860295
Binding Hard Cover
Dimensions 8x10
# Pages 176pg
Color Partial Color
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