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Spectrum 4: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art

Category: Art book series   Tags: Fantasy Art, Illustration, Science Fiction Art

Spectrum 4: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art by Chris Moore

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Product details:

Paperback: 144 pages

Year: 2008

Editor: Cathy Fenner, Arnie Fenner

Publisher: Underwood Books

Language: English

Product description:

For nearly 15 years, Spectrum has been known as the premiere annual showcase for fantasy artwork. Early editions are now collector's items, priced out of the reach of most buyers, but fortunately, this reissue makes Spectrum 4 available again to fans new and old. In its pages are 250 dazzling full-color works by nearly 175 fantasy artists from around the world, including James Gurney, Rafael Olbinski, and the year's Grand Master Award winners, Leo Dillon and Diane Dillon.

From the Publisher

Spectrum 4: The Fourth Annual Collection of the Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art is one of the most eagerly waited art books of the year. Applauded by reviewers, treasured by fans of wonderful art, appreciated as a resource for art directors looking for new talent, and a symbol of pride for the creative community, Spectrum has become an annual event. Featured this year is a greater representation of international talent, including works from Germany, England, the Netherlands, Croatia, Canada, and France. And naturally, Spectrum 4 showcases the art of a virtual who's-who of American artists of the fantastic, including many previously unpublished pieces. Underwood Books is delighted and proud to be the publisher of this groundbreaking series - the only "Best of the Year" collection for the fantastic arts. Over 250 full color paintings, drawings and sculptures by nearly 175 of the world's most outstanding artists of the fantastic. Each work of art was selected by an award-winning jury of artists, designers and art directors and includes complete credit for the featured art, including size, title, and medium employed. Featuring work originally created for advertising, book covers, comics, magazines, art galleries, and portfolios, Spectrum 4 also included the recipients of the yearly Chelsey Awards as presented by the Association of Science Fiction & Fantasy Artists. Spectrum's third Grand Master Award winners, renowned children's book artists Leo & Diane Dillon, are also profiled and Arnie Fenner discusses 1996's artistic highlights in his illustrated "Year in Review."

About the Author

Arnie Fenner (editor) has received two World Fantasy Awards and honors from the Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts and many others. He and fellow editor Cathy Burnett Fenner have been honored as designers of books by Stephen King and Harlan Ellison and were presented with the Locus Award and the ASFFA Award for Spectrum. Assistant editor Jim Loehr has an extensive background in advertising and publishing. Spectrum was twice nominated for the Hugo Award.

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