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Mythopoeikon

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A collection of Patrick's early imagery, mostly science-fiction and record-sleeves, with explanatory texts. Roger Dean, a well-known artist with a fairly similar style, was collaborating at the time with Hubert Schaafsma, their first aim being to set themselves up as a publishing company and to produce Roger's first book "Visions". Roger telephoned Patrick shortly after th ...more
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Published December 12th 1976 by Avery Publishing Group (first published 1976)
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Andrew
Oct 08, 2015 Andrew rated it it was amazing
This book is almost as old as I am - now that is no way of an endorsement but it does give you an idea of how long it has stuck in my mind.

This is one of the earlier Paper Tiger books (back in the days when it also went under the name of Dragons Dreams). The reason why I have spent so long looking for this book - and even longer remembering it was down to one high school art teacher. Now this teacher I have no idea of his abilities or his skill but I do remember if he thought you had no talent
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Kenneth
Jul 24, 2016 Kenneth rated it it was amazing
This book was my artistic bible as a young man, for a couple of years before Don Ivan Punchatz hired me and I entered the profession of illustrator. I was delighted by Woodroffe's detail, atmospherics, and rich finish, and fascinated by his explanations of his working process. One amusing detail: he often writes of using crayons, so I went out and bought a 64-pack of Crayolas. They didn't seem to be giving me the look I expected, when I tried applying them on top of acrylic washes, so I lost int ...more
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Aug 19, 2012 Dragon Owl rated it it was amazing
This book is a wonderful vacation from the world. I sat on the couch for hours looking through the illustrations and reading whatever caught my interest. The artwork is unique and profound in ways that appeal to all age groups. Everyone who has taken a look at my copy has had trouble giving it back!
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Jul 25, 2007 Lara rated it really liked it
I was fascinated with this book as a child. Elephants living in snail shells, soldiers with the heads of parakeets, moons and suns with childrens' faces...I still see his influence in contemporary speculative illustration.
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Aug 04, 2012 Anji rated it it was amazing
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i loved this book in my early teens,his use of colours using multiple mediums and his boundless imagination,have never ceased to amaze me. I hope to be able to procure a copy of this book someday.
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Very Good art book. Great selection of pictures. Very interesting subject matter. Recommended
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Patrick James Woodroffe was an English artist, etcher and drawer, who specialised in fantasy science-fiction artwork, with images that border on the surreal. His achievements include several collaborations with well-known musicians, two bronze sculptures displayed in Switzerland and numerous books.
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