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Spectrum 17: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art (Spectrum #17)

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Challenging, controversial, educational, and irreverent, the 15th anniversary addition to the award-winning Spectrum series reinforces both the importance and prevalence of fantastic art in today’s culture. With exceptional images by extraordinary creators, this elegant full-color collection showcases an international cadre of creators working in every style and medium, bo ...more
Hardcover, 264 pages
Published November 1st 2010 by Underwood Books
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Parka
Dec 04, 2012 Parka rated it it was amazing
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The brush-stroke style title is certainly a departure from the past. Almost couldn't recognise it as the series. The nice cover art is from Gregory Manchess. It still comes as either a paperback or hardcover edition featuring 284 pages of wonderful art work.

Volume 17 is yet another great collection. You've work from the (gold) winners: Sam Weber, Omar Rayyan, Steven Tabbutt, Daniel Dociu, Mark Newman, Chris Buzelli, Ed Binkley, Eric Fortune and many other top
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Leelan
Nov 13, 2010 Leelan rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Two words --- BO and RING. How can there be so many artists and so many works of art and they all look the same???

I missed buying number 16 until it became a "Collector's Item" and unaffordable. I was not going to miss out this time so I pre-ordered the book from Amazon. I looked through it twice and sent it back the next day. I am so very disappointed. Aside from a few pieces by Frank Cho and two by William Stout there was nothing in the entire HUGE book that should be considered best of anythi
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Timothy Boyd
Jan 24, 2016 Timothy Boyd rated it it was amazing
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
Kate
Dec 10, 2012 Kate rated it liked it
A great collection, although this one seemed more macabre and not as imaginative to me as past volumes. I did discover some new artists that I may look into though (such as Dan dos Santos, Rebecca Guay, Heather Theurer, etc.) Makes an artist really want to step up in their work.
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Another good collection of fantasy art.
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The Spectrum books are always a feast for my art-craving eyes.
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