Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Spectrum 14: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art” as Want to Read:
Spectrum 14: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Spectrum 14: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art (Spectrum #14)

by
4.45  ·  Rating Details  ·  127 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Drawn from work created for books, comics, magazines, art galleries, advertisements, and the portfolios of the finest contemporary fantasy artists, the illustrations in Spectrum 14 extend the boundaries of the imagination and explore new realms of creativity. The book contains nearly 350 pieces by creators spanning the globe, including works from America, Germany, England, ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published October 28th 2007 by Underwood Books
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Spectrum 14, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Spectrum 14

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 210)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Parka
Dec 04, 2012 Parka added it
Shelves: art-books

(More pictures at parkablogs.com)

Spectrum is a an art annual that sends out invitations to artists for their work to be featured in the book. Only a selected few, the best, have their work chosen.

In Volume 14, the judges are Mark Chiarello, Dan dos Santos, Marc Gabbana, Dawn Murin, Ragnar and Adam Rex. The Grand Master Award goes to Syd Mead in this volume. You can view the list of winners as well as artists who have contributed at spectrumfantasticart.com.

As for the art, they are gorgeous. The
...more
Timothy Boyd
Jan 24, 2016 Timothy Boyd rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you love fantasy and SiFi art of any type; paintings, drawings, sculpture, cartoons then this is the book for you. Fantastic selection of the years art. You can't help but find something you like inside. Highly recommended
Serge Pierro
Dec 22, 2012 Serge Pierro rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: art
Another nice collection of artwork, this time featuring pieces from the year 2006. It was nice to see some of the newer up and coming artists this time around. However, as in many of the previous volumes, the artwork is rendered nicely, but lacks originality. Strong stylists stand out as always: Brom, Royo, McKean, Vess, and Adam Hughes, as well as other big names that are represented. One of the more interesting pieces was by Boris Vallejo - an eagle, done in a much "rougher" rendering than us ...more
Mike
Oct 04, 2008 Mike rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics, non-fiction
fatter than older issues. Spectrum always contains one or two pieces or artists that make the whole shebang worth it. (see Out of the Forests: The Art of Paul Bonner review.)

i find myself more drawn to the sculpture section these days. thank goodness nerds love dolls action figures.
Colin
Feb 08, 2008 Colin rated it it was amazing
Have a friend who's art made it into this issue. Excellent work and steep competition. Excellent Fantasy/Science Fiction/Horror artwork if you are into this.
Carly Johnson
Aug 05, 2011 Carly Johnson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: art
Absolutely incredible compilation of fantasy artists! Produced yearly (every November).
Winter Wren
Dec 21, 2007 Winter Wren rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: art, fantasy
As always, awesome art from the sci fi, fantasy, comic realms. I love this collection.
Zen
Mar 18, 2009 Zen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: eye-candy
Makes me want a tattoo...a full body tattoo.
Morbus Iff
Jan 31, 2011 Morbus Iff rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
My first exposure was quite pleasing.
Kris
Kris rated it it was amazing
Jun 11, 2016
rêveur d'art
rêveur d'art marked it as to-read
Jun 11, 2016
Wendy
Wendy marked it as to-read
Jun 07, 2016
Ashley
Ashley marked it as to-read
Jun 06, 2016
Carrie Niemi
Carrie Niemi marked it as to-read
Jun 06, 2016
Nizam uddin
Nizam uddin rated it really liked it
Jun 02, 2016
Nora
Nora marked it as to-read
May 28, 2016
Raymond Carroll
Raymond Carroll rated it it was amazing
May 18, 2016
Aya Youssef
Aya Youssef marked it as to-read
May 09, 2016
Jason Helms
Jason Helms marked it as to-read
Apr 20, 2016
Khepra
Khepra added it
Apr 02, 2016
Daffy
Daffy added it
Apr 02, 2016
Molly
Molly marked it as to-read
Mar 21, 2016
Stophe
Stophe added it
Mar 01, 2016
John
John rated it it was amazing
Feb 28, 2016
Jon
Jon rated it it was amazing
Feb 14, 2016
Riley Horn
Riley Horn rated it it was amazing
Jan 30, 2016
Ian Donnelly
Ian Donnelly marked it as to-read
Jan 28, 2016
TonyChristopherGarza
TonyChristopherGarza rated it it was amazing
Jan 25, 2016
Gary Alan Henson
Gary Alan Henson marked it as to-read
Jan 21, 2016
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Spectrum 9: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art
  • Offerings
  • The Art of Michael Whelan
  • Prohibited Book 2
  • The Skillful Huntsman: Visual Development of a Grimm Tale at Art Center College of Design
  • Everything That Creeps
  • John Howe Forging Dragons
  • James Jean: Rebus
  • Toy Story: The Art and Making of an Animated Film
  • Cover Run: The DC Comics Art of Adam Hughes
  • The Art of Hercules: The Chaos of Creation
  • The Fantastic Art of Frank Frazetta
  • Flight, Vol. 7 (Flight, #7)
  • The Art of Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
  • Parting The Veil: The Art of Nene Thomas
  • Favole: Frozen Light
  • SuicideGirls: Beauty Redefined
  • Amazing Everything: The Art of Scott C.

Other Books in the Series

Spectrum (1 - 10 of 21 books)
  • Spectrum 1: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art
  • Spectrum 2: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art
  • Spectrum 3: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art
  • Spectrum 4: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art
  • Spectrum 5: The Best In Contemporary Fantastic Art
  • Spectrum 6: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art
  • Spectrum 7: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art
  • Spectrum 8: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art
  • Spectrum 9: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art
  • Spectrum 10: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art

Share This Book