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Amano: The Complete Prints

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Japanese artist Yoshitaka Amano began his career with exceptional design work on fan-favorite anime such as Gatchaman/G-Force and Time Bokan and popular graphic novels Sandman: The Dream Hunters and Wolverine & Elektra: The Redeemer, but it wasn't until he turned his attention to the medium of printmaking that his artistic genius began to flower. Drawing from influence ...more
Paperback, 292 pages
Published November 4th 2003 by Harper Design (first published November 1st 2003)
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Feb 11, 2015 Molly rated it it was amazing
Looking on for another fantasy artist I stumbled upon this edition of artwork by Yoshitaka Amano, and loved it.
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Volví a Amano, ¿por qué? Porque me metí a soñar algo que ya había hecho antes, pero que necesitaba volver a sentir.

Darle esa capa de sueño a MYL
Jun 12, 2015 Kelly rated it it was amazing
I love this man.
Apr 08, 2016 Adriana rated it it was amazing
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Full of delicate fantasies as intricate as they are beautiful, The Complete Prints of Yoshitaka Amano is the book for lovers of his art. It contains some of his best work and displays it in a way that lets the reader explore the evolution of his craft.
Also worth a read for the afterword by Hiroshi Unno – which not only talks about how Amano became the excellent artist that he is – but also reads like a comprehensive essay on illustration styles. It’s incredibly informative.
Jan 22, 2012 Kelly rated it it was amazing
A fellow artist said he was inspired by Amano's prints, so I tracked down this book and was completely amazed. His prints are beautiful and capture little moments in his imagination that intertwine with other moments. One print feels like it has more than one story behind it. Whenever I hit The Block, I usually pull out this book to flip through.
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Apr 29, 2013 Michael Taylor rated it really liked it
Amano became famous for doing character designs for japanese games such as the final fantasy series. He has since went on from that to illustration then big time art shows in New York and all over the world. This collection of prints has a good smorgesboard of his works from all over the spectrum of his career.
Dec 15, 2011 Jana rated it it was amazing
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From the artist who did Neil Gaiman's Sandman: The Dream Hunters. Beautiful prints on thick, textured paper with deep colors. Some erotic, some fantastical, some playful. All amazing.
Dec 31, 2007 Lauren rated it it was amazing
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One of the most beautiful things I've ever laid eyes on.

I think I can die happy now.
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Jan 02, 2015 Caro M. rated it it was amazing
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I'm afraid that Amano is my favourite Japanese artist ever. End of story.
Mar 28, 2009 Bridgett rated it it was amazing
Large book filled with prints by Amano from all different kinds of projects.
Feb 11, 2008 James rated it it was amazing
Watercolors to die for.
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i love, love this book!
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Born in 1952 in Shizuoka, Japan, Yoshitaka Amano (天野 喜孝) was hired at the age of fifteen by Tatsunoko Productions, where he was involved in character design for the animated television program Gatchaman (aired in America as Battle of the Planets and G-Force) among other projects. His career in publishing began with Twilight Worlds in 1981. In 1983 he was presented with the Seiun Award for Art, whi ...more
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