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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
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
Pages°ß360 pages(Full Color)
Release Date : Oct/2017
Language : J/E bilingual
Publisher : PIE International
Price : $3,200.00
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