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Spectrum 19: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art Paperback – December 4, 2012
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"Spectrum is a compendium of wonders-a treasure-hoard of incalculable value. Over the years, these books have provided me with an enormous amount of inspiration: fantastical images that have suggested and enriched my stories. I can't recommend Spectrum enough. Buy this book now and revel in the dreams within."
--Christopher Paolini, Bestselling author of the Inheritance Cycle
"The latest Spectrum annual surpasses all expectations with stunning fantasy art."
"...a feast for the eye and the imagination." --New Times
"[Spectrum] most definitely belongs in the library of any art lover or artist."
--Airbrush Art + Action
"A full color presentation of the current state of the art-charming, sublime, exotic, horrific..."
"The best annual out there!"
--James Gurney, creator of Dynotopia
"I’m hooked ... This is a fantastic book." --The Fringe
"If you are a lover of fantastic art this is the ONE book you must have each year!"
"A dandy look at the year in contemporary fantastic art ... highly recommended."
-Green Man Review
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The Grand Master Award in this series goes to James Gurney. I was wondering when. Beside him, you'll see a lot of new and familiar names in the world of art. The art is fantastic and wide ranging as usual.
This is a great deal for the price of the book, which comes in paperback and hardcover. 304 pages total.
Highly inspirational. Highly recommended.
(There are more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
Spectrum 19 isn't perfect: although they work really hard to clearly and colorfully print every work I spotted a couple that were surprisingly out of focus. Because many of these works were commissioned for a purpose, such as a book cover or an illustration, they tend towards the 'graphic arts' more than 'fine arts'--figures placed front and center, backgrounds sometimes de-emphasized, digital processing at times a bit lurid. However, looking through these books is magical. There is so much imagination, and so many diffent ways these artists present their creativity, that I can't help but enjoy each year's new volume. For creative people, this is a fun journey through others' imaginations.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love it! Always a good source of inspiration. Arrived in great conditionPublished 19 days ago by Amazon Customer
Im going to make it my duty to collect every copy but the one problem i have is the condition or the paper cover but that's a minor issue. great art work great book. i love itPublished 3 months ago by Micky89
Interesting to look at the product. I ordered it with the first volume, and after that, its like 3 times bigger. A lot more pictures. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Kilyén Balázs
If you love fantasy or sci-fi art, then you should be collecting Spectrum books. no where else will you find a yearly collection of the finest fantasy art in one book. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Alex H
These Spectrum art books are my favorite books to just visually absorb great artwork, they don't need much script, the pictures say it all!Published 11 months ago by Austin M Nelson
Any of the spectrum books are amazing and inspiring. A collection of amazing artists' works at your fingertips...how could you go wrong? Read morePublished 12 months ago by Vinka
Sadly Way too much Digital work. If you enjoy digital art than this is for you.
Painting and illustration and far different than digital and they should never be mixed... Read more