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Dinosaur Art: The World's Greatest Paleoart Hardcover – September 4, 2012
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'Alas, there were no photographers around to record the gruesome events. Fortunately for us, there are some highly skilled paleoartists who can provide a realistic look at dinosaur predation ...' – Huffington Post
'Dinosaur Art and the artists whose work is displayed within its pages are a feast for the mind, the senses, and the imagination. It strives to illustrate not only the dinosaurs, but the art and science that bring them alive for us all.' – Red Orbit
'Magnificent, awe-inspiring, mind-blowing… words truly can’t describe the level of artistic mastery showcased in this collection. Bottom line: If you’re a dinosaur aficionado, regardless of age, you need to experience Dinosaur Art. This is a book to be savored, shared, and cherished.' – B&N Book Blog
'In his new "Dinosaur Art" book, paleo-artist and comics editor Steve White reveals the beauty, brawn and mystique of these giant beasts that walked the Earth millions of years ago.' – Live Science (www.livescience.com)
'Titan Books, publishers of this coffee-table book that is sure to be a phenomenon amongst paleontology enthusiasts, outdid themselves splendidly and an extra round of applause should definitely go their way!' – Killer Aphrodite
"Perfect for anyone who wants to learn more about Earth's history, or just wants to escape to a world of giant monsters who happened to be real." – io9
About the Author
Mauricio Anton has created artwork for museum exhibits worldwide.
John Conway has worked on projects for the Discovery Channel and the American
Museum of Natural History.
Julius Csotonyi has produced work for 25 publishers and museum exhibits, including National Geographic.
Douglas Henderson was credited as a 'Dinosaur Specialist' on Jurassic Park, and his artwork can actually be seen hanging in John Hammond's room in Jurassic Park 2: The Lost World!
Todd Marshall is best known for his collaborations with renowned paleontologist,
Raúl Martin's stunning oil and digital paintings have also appeared as murals in museums across the planet.
Robert Nicholls' illustrations, murals and 3D models are exhibited all around the world.
Gregory S. Paul has renamed several dinosaurs, and has been active in such fields as dinosaur physiology and thermodynamics. He was heavily involved in advising the filmmakers of Jurassic Park and several TV series.
Luis Rey illustrated Dinosaurs: The Most Complete, Up-to-Date Encyclopedia for Dinosaur Lovers of All Ages.
John Sibbick has been an independent illustrator for 30 years.
Top Customer Reviews
If there is one negative, it's that you will probably have seen many of these images before, simply because this is a "greatest hits" package of paleoart. Therefore if you have previously spent any time reading books on paleontology that include great artwork, then you will have run across a number of these images before this collection. But there is so much content overall that you will surely have seen only a fraction of it. Not only is the art great, but the text is very interesting as well.
Fun fact: The cover picture with the crocodilian attacking the T. Rex is epic (which you can see in the Amazon picture), but if you take off the dust jacket, there is also underneath a rather amazing image of two silver dinosaur skeletons battling against a black background, all done in very technical and precise anatomical detail.
Without reservation, buy it.
Not every illustration is excellent, and there is one I would describe as quite poor. However, most are absolutely outstanding and more than outweigh the (few) disappointing illustrations.
If you are even vaguely interested in paleontology, buy this book, the artwork gives a amazing new perspective on extinct life (not just dinosaurs).
One of the best books on ancient life I have encountered, a comment I make from the standpoint of quite a substantial collection of such books.
To subtitle it "The World's Greatest Paleoart" took some moxy considering with ten artists they just scratched the surface. Anyone thinking this is a critical overview or covers the comprehensive evolution of paleoart is mistaken. No such book exists (not even books by Rudwick, Davidson or Debus). This project was a paleofan's wish to compile his current favorite artists in one book, and probably have an excuse of speaking to them. So what you have is contemporary dinosaur art padded out with some basic Q & A.
I found the selection too Eurocentric. But what do you expect from a UK publisher? If you have wondered, where are the North American giants Mark Hallett? Larry Felder? James Gurney? Michael Skrepnick? Bill Stout? Karen Carr? Bob Walters? David Peters? Carl Buell? What about the Southern Hemisphere - Jorge Blanco? Peter Trusler? Some of these and others were approached by the author but there were space limits and disagreements about licensing/payments/royalties.
Let's hope a second volume can be produced with those or others, if Titan feels this one is successful. Dinosaur art books are always risky. Until then you have your Prehistoric Times interviews to fill in much of the same profiles.
Busy busy Phil Currie seems to be the first call paleontologist on these art books (see Dinosaur Imagery) and his foreword this time out seems generic, canned.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
There are many books out there that feature the work of a particular paleoartist. There are also many books that include the work of many artists, but are primarily... Read morePublished 4 months ago by eagseags
This is a great collection by various artists. The binding and paper quality is high.Published 4 months ago by Jopper
Disclaimer: I love dinosaurs, so anything dinosaur is automatically higher stars than it probably should be.
That aside I took off one star for one main reason. Read more
Fantastic images to stimulate 4 year old and 40 year old imaginations. Thoroughly enjoyed reading about the artists as well as seeing some scenes from the Cenozoic era as well.Published 6 months ago by Bryson Betts
If you like Dinosaur Art, this is the book for you. Filled with artist impressions of prehistoric life forms informed by the latest paleontological evidence from the fossil record.Published 7 months ago by P. Nicholson