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Art & Japanese Culture

The Art of the Dinosaur : Illustrations by the Top Paleoartists in the World

Beautiful Scenes from a Fantasy World: Background Illustrations and Scenes from Anime and Manga Works

Hell in Japanese Art

Yokai Wonderland - More from YUMOTO Koichi Collection: Supernatural Beings in Japanese Art -

The Art of Decadence: European Fantasy Art of the Fin-de-Siècle°°

Animals by Kuniyoshi: Ukiyo-e Paper Book

Christian Boltanski<br>Animitas – Les âmes qui murmurent<br>

A Thousand and One Nights: The Art of Folklore, Literature, Poetry, Fashion & Book Design of the Islamic World

Bonsai, Reprint Edition

The World of Mucha: A Journey to Two Fairylands: Paris and Czech

French Antique Textiles: Collections Made and Imported by Mulhouse, Toiles de Jouy and Souleiado

Jakuchu: The 300th Anniversary of his Birth

Something Wicked from Japan: Ghosts, Demons & Yokai in Ukiyo-e Masterpieces

Alain Grée: Works by the French Illustrator from the 1960s-70s

The World of Aquirax Uno°«s Fantasy Illustrations

Beautiful Book Designs: From the Middle Ages to the Mid 20th Century

Erotica in Japanese Contemporary Art II: Contemporary Art, Hyperrealism, Photography and Steampunk

Surprise! by Kuniyoshi: Ukiyo-e Paper Book

Cats by Kuniyoshi: Ukiyo-e Paper Book

TAISHO KIMONO: Beauty of Japanese Modernity in 1910s & 20s

Shunga - Aesthetics of Japanese Erotic Art by Ukiyo-e Masters

Japanese Erotica in Contemporary Art: Paintings, Illustrations, Dolls and more

Harry Clarke: An Imaginative Genius in Illustrations and Stained-glass Arts

The Art of Japanese Dyeing Patterns: Kamawanu Collection of Tenugui: Japanese Cotton Cloth

Aubrey Beardsley: The Decadent Magician of the Light and the Darkness

Dreaming Girls: Art Collection of Macoto Takahashi

Traditional Japanese Patterns and Motifs

Yokai Museum: The Art of Japanese Supernatural Beings from YUMOTO Koichi Collection

Manga: The Pre-History of Japanese Comics

Mushroom Botanical Art

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Jul/2018 release in the US and Europe
Romantic Princess Style: A Collection of Art by Macoto Takahashi
Romantic Princess Style: A Collection of Art by Macoto Takahashi
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Illustrations that bring back the romance of fairytale maidens and princesses from childhood

This is the second collection of Macoto Takahashi°«s art following Dreaming Girls. Macoto Takahashi is the legendary artist known for his romantic images of female characters adorned with roses, flowers, ribbons, lace, stars and so on. Heavily influenced by Art Deco, Macoto Takahashi°«s work laid the foundation of female characters in Japanese Manga. This book reveals the history of Macoto°«s artworks and the stories behind the images.

-Princess World
-Girls in the World: National Costumes
-Fantasy & Fairy Tales
-Products Designed by Macoto Takahashi

Author : Macoto Takahashi
Size : 210°Ŗ148mm
Pages : 176Pages° Full Color°ň
Binding : Softbound
Release Date : Oct/2017
Language : Japanese, some English
Publisher : PIE International
Price : $1,800.00
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Size : 257°Ŗ186mm
Pages : 360 Pages (Full Color)
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Release date in US / Europe: April / 2018
The Art of Fantasy, Sci-fi and Steampunk
The Art of Fantasy, Sci-fi and Steampunk
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A beautiful visual history book of fantasy art from Romanticism and steampunk to modern illustrations from novels.

Art has always been one of the most vivid ways to express people°«s imagination. Fantasy art illustrates the full range of human fears and dreams, from mythology, the Bible, and the artist°«s own original and exciting stories.

This book describes the history of fantasy art from Romanticism in the 18th century to the modern era by exploring the masterpieces of fantasy artists; William Blake, John Martin, Albert Robida, Jules Gabriel Verne , H.G. Welles and more. 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 .

This book illustrates the remarkable transition of fantasy art that occurred in 19th 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. Today, the influence of steampunk can be seen in everywhere, from legendary films by Walt Disney and Hayao Miyazaki°«s Studio Ghibli. This book will surely satisfy all lovers of fantasy art and literature.

1.Gothic and Romanticism in Art History From Gothic Revival to Romanticism (p.25-)
2.The Victorian Wonderland and the Origins of Sci-Fi and Steampunk(p.91-)
3.The London Underworld(p.200-)
4.The world of Fantasy Illustration Adventures in Wonderland(p.245-)

About the Author:
Hiroshi Unno was born in 1939 in Tokyo. Unno writes on art, cinema, music, urbanism, novels, flower arranging and more. Unno recent 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.
Author : Hiroshi Unno
Size : 257°Ŗ186mm
Pages : 360 pages(Full Color)
Binding : Softbound
Release Date : Oct/2017
Language : J/E bilingual
Publisher : PIE International
Price : $3,200.00
Release date in US / Europe: Oct / 2017
The Art of the Dinosaur : Illustrations by the Top Paleoartists in the World
The Art of the Dinosaur : Illustrations by the Top Paleoartists in the World
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Elaborate dinosaur art by contemporary Paleoartists. These astonishing images of dinosaurs will overturn our conventional ideas about them.

This is an art collection of dinosaur illustrations by nine of the world°«s most technically and aesthetically accomplished paleoartists today. Each dinosaur is reproduced elaborately and faithfully based on the most recent scientific discoveries, and their astonishing appearance will overturn
readers°« conventional ideas about dinosaurs.

Paleoart is any original artistic manifestation that attempts to reconstruct or depict prehistoric life according to the latest knowledge and scientific evidence in paleontology today. Paleoart first became extremely popular during the 1990s following the megahit Jurassic Park (1993) and was enhanced by advances in computer graphics technology. Since 2000, the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology has awarded the Lanzendorf PaleoArt Prize for achievement in the field.

The artists in this collection present a selection of their works that show not only the dynamism of this artistic genre, but also the great detail and individual technique of each art work itself. The artistic renderings are the result of collaborations with paleontologists and are based on the most recent discoveries. The artists°« own words about their professional focus, their methods and techniques and how they became fascinated with dinosaur art, are also presented. Informative captions include the name, habitat and time period of each dinosaur, along with the media and software used in each art work.

Dinosaur fans, fantasy art fans as well as 3D art professionals and students will enjoy exploring the world of dinosaur art today with this book.

Luis V.Rey, Zhao Chuang, James Kuether, Davide Bonadonna, Sergey Krasovskiy, Rodolfo Nogueira, Masato Hattori, Emily Willoughby, Raul Martin

Kazuo Terakado is a renowned Japanese science journalist, TV commentator, and a senior researcher at Japan Space Forum. His reportage spans a wide range of science topics, from paleontology to space, from life sciences to global issues, and beyond, to art, literature and science fiction. He was the managing editor of Newton, the immensely popular science magazine in Japan for 20 years, since the time of the first issue in 1981. During his time at Newton he also published numerous science books. Over the past 40 years, Terakado has been covering the development of the study of dinosaurs, and during that time he has witnessed a dramatic evolution in the world of dinosaur art, or °»paleoart°…. This book is a collection of his favorite works by contemporary paleoartists from around the planet.
Author : Kazuo Terakado (Editor)
Size : 210mm°Ŗ297mm
Pages : 200 pages (full color)
Binding : Hardbound
Release Date : Jul/2017
Language : English
Publisher : PIE International
Price : $3,500.00
Icons of Europe: The Story of Flower Art
Icons  of Europe: The Story of Flower Art
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Beautiful flowers in European art and the romantic stories behind the art pieces

This is the latest title in the popular art book series Icons of Europe. It focuses on °»Flowers°… in European art and contains over 300 artworks and iconography from ancient times to the 20th century. Since flowers are a very popular theme among artists, there are a variety of works that feature flowers, including paintings, sketches, architectural decorations, ornaments, cloth and more. This book also describe each of the flowers that are illustrated in famous artworks such as Primavera and The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli, Spring by Giuseppe Arcimboldo, and Flowers in a Wooden Tub by Jan Brueghel. This book will surprise and inspire art fans and flower lovers alike.
Author : Hiroshi Unno
Size : 257°Ŗ186mm
Pages : 360Pages (Full Color)
Binding : Softbound
Release Date : Aug/2017
Language : Japanese
Publisher : PIE International
Price : $3,200.00