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Spectrum 12: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art (Spectrum #12)
The increasing popularity of fantasy and science fiction themes in art is celebrated in the annual Spectrum series. The premier venue for such art, each lavishly illustrated volume is an invaluable resource, eagerly awaited by art directors, illustrators, and readers alike. Drawn from books, comics, magazines, art galleries, advertisements, and portfolios, the collection r ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published October 27th 2005 by Underwood Books
(first published September 15th 2005)
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Although the quality of the artwork is technically quite high in this volume, there also lacks a certain sense of originality. Painters such as Brom and Royo stand out with their unique styles, as do line artists such as Vess and Kaluta, but the majority don't seem to bring anything new to the table.
Went through this contemporary fantastic art book at the library today. Wrote down probably 75 works of art from this Spectrum edition from 2004. Will be going through the art more so in the future. I was most impressed with the Todd Lockwood pieces.
Oct 01, 2011 Briana rated it liked it · review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fantasy/SF art lovers.
Recommended to Briana by: Secretmarsgirl
Part of me wants to give this book 2 stars. But the nice part of me wants to give it 3 stars. It is a great book filled with wonderful pieces. I just did not like as many of the works as I thought I would. Luis Royo is my favorite artist featured.