Masterpieces of Fantasy Art. 40th Ed.

$49.99

Currently out of stock. Please contact us for more information.

ISBN: 9783836593625 Category:

Dian Hanson

Description

Fantasy art, that colorful blend of myth, muscle and sexy maidens, took off in 1923 with the launch of Weird Tales magazine, was reinvigorated in the 1960s with The Lord of the Rings, Conan the Barbarian paperbacks with Frank Frazetta covers, and the late ’60s emergence of fantasy psychedelia. It went big in the ’70s with the role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons, the brilliant French magazine M├ętal Hurlant, and the first Star Wars film. The number of active artists peaked in that decade, but a new generation of fans discovered the genre through fantasy trading card games in the ’90s, leading to a massive interest in the art form today.Frank Frazetta’s oil paintings-when they infrequently come to market-have sold for more than $ 5 million in recent years. Fans line up at Comic-Cons to meet Boris Vallejo, Rodney Matthews, Greg Hildebrandt, Michael Whelan, and Philippe Druillet, and memorialize dead icons HR Giger, Jeffrey Catherine Jones, and Frazetta. This book features original paintings, contextualized by preparatory sketches, sculptures, calendars, magazines, and paperback books, for an immersive dive into this dynamic, fanciful genre. Insightful bios go beyond Wikipedia to give a more accurate and eye-opening look into the life of each artist. This collection will reign as the most exquisite and informative guide to this popular subject for years to come.

Additional information

Weight 1152 g
Dimensions 16.4 x 22.6 cm
Publisher name TASCHEN
Publication date 10 September 2023
Number of pages 512
Format Hardback
Dimensions 16.4 x 22.6 cm
Weight 1152 g

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Masterpieces of Fantasy Art. 40th Ed.”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *