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This book has Gary Gianni’s artwork for George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series. Over 300 pages of beautifully illustrated scenes from the five novels in the series—A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast For Crows and A Dance With Dragons—are featured alongside passages from the books themselves.
Also included are illustrations from the two prequels of the series, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms and Fire and Blood. These paintings and drawings, both in pencil and pen-and-ink, provide a unique view of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros as seen through the eyes of the award-winning illustrator. Describing Gianni’s artwork, George R.R. Martin says it’s “as if I am looking through a window into Westeros, that I am there with Tyrion and Daenerys, with Ned and Arya, with Dunk and Egg.”
All of Gary Gianni’s previously shown pencil sketches and paintings have been tightened up and polished for this collection, making them appear as new works. In addition, over 35 pencil drawings appear for the first time. The artist draws on his long time experience in comics and illustration to offer a unique perspective into Martin’s universe.
The book also includes an introduction by Cullen Murphy, journalist, writer, and former editor of The Atlantic and former editor-at-large for Vanity Fair. Murphy reveals his own personal background in the art of illustration, providing meaningful context and an overview of Gianni’s career. Gianni, the artist, shares some of his methods and his creative collaboration with George R. R. Martin.
The book includes:
Over 125 pen-and-ink drawings
Over 100 pencil drawings
19 paintings, plus colour studies
An afterword by George R.R. Martin
An introduction by Cullen Murphy
More information on the publisher's website: FLESK Publications
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