Dian Hanson - Masterpieces of Fantasy Art


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Dian Hanson’s Masterpieces of Fantasy Art is a genuinely titanic publication. Wandering through the pages, you’ll find original paintings contextualized by preliminary sketches, sculptures, calendars, magazines and paperbacks for an immersive dive into this dynamic and fanciful genre.

Édition multilingue : Allemand, Anglais, Français !

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Schrijver Dian Hanson
Uitgeverij Taschen
Bindend Hardcover, clothbound with jacket
Aantal pagina's 532
Hoogte (cm) 4.5
Breedte (cm) 30
Dikte (cm) 6
Gewicht (kg) 7.4
Taal English, German, French
Datum van publicatie 09/2020
ISBN 9783836572101

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Fantasy art, that colorful blend of myth, muscle and sexy maidens, took off in 1923 with the launch of Weird Tales magazine, was reinvigorated in the 1960s with The Lord of the Rings, Conan the Barbarian paperbacks with Frank Frazetta covers, and the late ’60s emergence of fantasy psychedelia. It went big in the ’70s with the role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons, the brilliant French magazine Métal Hurlant, and the first Star Wars film.

The number of active artists peaked in that decade, but a new generation of fans discovered the genre through fantasy trading card games in the ’90s, leading to a massive interest in the art form today. Frank Frazetta’s oil paintings—when they infrequently come to market—have sold for more than $ 5 million in recent years.

Fans line up at Comic-Cons to meet Boris Vallejo, Rodney Matthews, Greg Hildebrandt, Michael Whelan, and Philippe Druillet, and memorialize dead icons HR Giger, Jeffrey Catherine Jones, and Frazetta. Imagine how eagerly they’ll welcome TASCHEN’s History of Fantasy Art, including all the artists listed above and more.

This monster-sized tome features original paintings, contextualized by preparatory sketches, sculptures, calendars, magazines, and paperback books for an immersive dive into this dynamic, fanciful genre. Insightful bios go beyond Wikipedia to give a more accurate and eye-opening look into the life of each artist. Complete with tipped-in chapter openers, this collection will reign as the most exquisite and informative guide to this popular subject for years to come.

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Multilingual Edition: German, English, French!

1st special edition, only 7.500 numbered copies, sent in their double reinforced wrapping.

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