- Paperback: 176 pages
- Publisher: Underwood Books (April 28, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1599290189
- ISBN-13: 978-1599290188
- Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 9 x 12 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #753,670 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Legacy: Selected Paintings and Drawings Paperback – April 28, 2008
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There are also plenty more Tarzan/Burroughs/John Carter of Mars works, and terrific paintings of Savage Pellucidar.
Frank's work for Warren magazines, like Eerie, Creepy, and Vampirella get shown and discussed in this book (and also in the other two books of this series).
All of the different eras and decades of Frank's life and career are discussed and shown, in all three books, but always with different paintings, drawings, personal photos, and different commentary by different friends and business associates.
I would recommend starting with "Icon" if you're new to Frazetta's work, but "Legacy" is a close second, containing the works that he is best known for. "Testament" has a focus on unpublished, never before seen work.
One thing that is surprising in all three of these books is seeing how Frazetta would often paint over his paintings, to improve them and change major elements, after they were originally published. So, many of his paintings look different than the way they were printed on paperback covers in the 1960's and '70's.
I am very pleased with all three of these books, but "Legacy" is my favorite of the three, if I really had to choose.
"Legacy" gives examples of Frazetta's covers for books, magazines, and comic books, as well as movie posters and even comedy album covers. Many memorable characters from pop culture are depicted: King Kong, Dracula, Tarzan, etc. I especially liked the illustrations from Edgar Rice Burroughs' Mars books, with their six-limbed Martian apes and tusked, green-skinned warriors.
Some of Frazetta's illustrations are haunting, even melancholy, and others are exciting and action-packed. A sorcerer summoning a demon, a scuba diver facing a sea monster, and of course, voluptuous maidens will be found in this book. In some cases, alternate versions of the same commission are given (making this book especially useful for art students and cultural historians). I recommend this book to those interested in the visual art of the sci-fi, fantasy, and adventure genres.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a great piece of art book.... worth keeping for your time here on earth and pass it along your generation. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Keko
HOW CAN YOU GO WRONG WITH THE GREATEST ARTIST OF HIS TIME???Published 6 months ago by Robert A. Mitchell
Highly reccomended for anyone who enjoys the art and talent of Frank Frazetta. Profuse illustrations and professional commentary.Published 13 months ago by Gravitas
This book is a continuation of Icon, which is a compilation of some of Frank Frazetta's general body of work. Read morePublished on March 17, 2013 by NostalgiaVHS
This book has amazing paintings and a few sketches by Frank, with a little bit of history on the side and commentary by the artist himself. I truely recommend this bookPublished on January 1, 2013 by Ion Legarda
Beautiful artwork. For fans of Frazetta, this book showcases some of his best work. My husband is a fan of Frazetta and loved getting this for Christmas.Published on December 23, 2012 by Kansas Reader