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Kronoteko: The Art of Syd Mead [Hardcover]

Syd Mead

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Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Oblagon Pub Inc (December 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0929463056
  • ISBN-13: 978-0929463056
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 35.6 x 28.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 Kg
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,950,169 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Syd Mead - Maestro Oct. 19 2012
By Jerome Rochon - Published on Amazon.com
This rare volume is a magnum opus of the the work of an exceptional commercially-oriented artist. Syd Mead is an aesthetic visionary genius in the truest sense of the word. He has served as consultant to the design teams of automotive and electronics companies worldwide. He was the conceptual artist and set/production designer for "Blade Runner" and many other top science fiction movies. His illustrations of futuristic societies have inspired the creative imaginations of multitudes of authors, artists, writers and film-makers.
Kronoteko is an all-encompassing review of the very best of Mr. Mead's career. It is not to be missed by those who wish to remain on the forward edge of illustration concepts, nor by those who are conscious of the most influential of 20th century ID. The illustrations (which are, of course, the soul of the book) are exquisitely detailed examples of Mead's high-contrast compositions and his richly-saturated palette.
The only complaint, a minor one, is the slick color cover. It is a hard-back book, but the cover does not convey the durability or gravitas an artist of Mead's stature deserves. Better to have been cloth-bound with a heavyweight paper color dust cover.
This book is a necessary addition to all ID and commercial art libraries. Until a more perfectly bound volume is available, this is really the essential Syd Mead to own.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful Dec 25 2005
By M. Nitschke - Published on Amazon.com
you see some o his early works, some of the time when he was a student... there he already had this blasting style with colors.

the only chance to survive the voyage while watching these illustrations is to fasten your seatbelts very tight and let the voyage through time and space begin. a true must have for all those who are interested in the development of (his) design...

you learn so much about thechniques (how to composite) and styling illustrations (make them look GOOD!) and you actually do start to think more serious about what's happening around you..and WHY!.. mead shares some of his mastermind's thoughts, in my opinion a true must have for people that have a feel for real aesthetics.. get it when you can find it!
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing talent June 11 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
One of the greatest creative minds of our time. His style of painting is timeless. This book is a must have!

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