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Sci-Fi Art: A Graphic History [Paperback]

Steve Holland
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Feb. 23 2009

Sci-Fi Art: A Graphic History traces the evolution of this popular art form from the earliest illustrations of Jules Verne and H.G. Wells through the classic cover art of pulp magazines from the 1920s and 30s, to graphic novels in the 60s and 70s, and right up to contemporary film posters, movies, and television shows.

Chapters bring to light the most groundbreaking and talked about sci-fi art in media ranging from comic books, movies, and TV programs to art, posters, toys, literature, collectibles, board games and video games. Sci-Fi Art is a comprehensive compilation that reveals fascinating background information, anecdotes, ideas, and inspirations relied on by iconic artists from Chris Foss, Jim Burns, and David Mattingly to Moebius, Albert Robida, and Frank Kelly Freas. Illuminating analyses of these sci-fi masters' use of technique, tools, materials, and media are also featured.

All images are richly illustrated and seemingly three-dimensional making Sci-Fi Art the perfect nostalgia book for sci-fi fans and collectors, as well as an inspiring resource for art lovers, designers, illustrators, writers and creative minds.


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3.0 out of 5 stars Excellent content, Bad Package May 14 2014
By Ben
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
the binding is terrible glue or something, it fall apart from the moment you open the book.
that being said for the price its excellent, if you are an artist get it, if you are a collector this wont last you and itst fun to handle.
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By Parka HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
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Sci-Fi Art: A Graphic History explores the history of art used in the popular science fiction genre more than 150 years ago ' the Jules Verne and H.G. Wells era. The book focuses on the development of illustration and use of art from the 1920s onwards.

The work featured in the book comes from media ranging from magazines, novels, comic books, movies, TV programs, games and even toys. Many artists are prominently featured with their illustrations. Just to name a few, there are Chris Foss, Jim Burns, and David Mattingly to Moebius, Albert Robida, and Frank Kelly Freas. Several popular series are also highlighted, like Flash Gordon, Star Trek, 2000 AD, etc.

I've limited exposure to science fiction art from the past and most of the images in the book look absolutely retro to me. Still, you can see the evolution of style through the years. There's a generous amount of pictures included, all are pretty well scanned, and comes with captions.

The section on sci-fi art in movies and computer games are much shorter. Given the amount of titles churn out by major entertainment companies, there should have been more writeup in this area.

The bad part about the book is the binding. It uses the perfect binding style you see in most paperbacks. In this case, the glue became so hard it was unable to stick to the cover. It also cracks if you open the book too much. Admittedly Amazon didn't wrap the books properly but the binding was bad to begin with.

Other than the issue with binding, this is book is nice resource into sci-fi art.

There are more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice sci-fi art resource, especially the artists writeup May 11 2009
By Parka - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Sci-Fi Art: A Graphic History explores the history of art used in the popular science fiction genre more than 150 years ago -- the Jules Verne and H.G. Wells era. The book focuses on the development of illustration and use of art from the 1920s onwards.

The work featured in the book comes from media ranging from magazines, novels, comic books, movies, TV programs, games and even toys. Many artists are prominently featured with their illustrations. Just to name a few, there are Chris Foss, Jim Burns, and David Mattingly to Moebius, Albert Robida, and Frank Kelly Freas. Several popular series are also highlighted, like Flash Gordon, Star Trek, 2000 AD, etc.

I've limited exposure to science fiction art from the past and most of the images in the book look absolutely retro to me. Still, you can see the evolution of style through the years. There's a generous amount of pictures included, all are pretty well scanned, and comes with captions.

The section on sci-fi art in movies and computer games are much shorter. Given the amount of titles churn out by major entertainment companies, there should have been more writeup in this area.

The bad part about the book is the binding. It uses the perfect binding style you see in most paperbacks. In this case, the glue became so hard it was unable to stick to the cover. It also cracks if you open the book too much. Admittedly Amazon didn't wrap the books properly but the binding was bad to begin with.

Other than the issue with binding, this is book is nice resource into sci-fi art.

(More pictures are available on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous art, lousy binding June 5 2011
By GhostFrappe - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I'm pretty much going to echo what has already been said. I personally first saw this title at Half-Price Books and did not buy it initially, but I ended up getting it here later on when I needed vintage sci-fi references for a project. From a historical standpoint, it really is incredible to see how much science fiction art - as well as design in general - has evolved over time. It's great to have such a well-researched and documented timeline in one nice little book, and it came in very handy for my own research purposes. I don't know about anyone else,but my copy even kind of smelled like an old book, which just made it even better, in my opinion.

And yeah, like many others, my gripe is with the binding. I got my book with the cover halfway off because the glue just did not stick very well. You have to be gentle with this book, or else the cover will probably fall right off. If you have a hot glue gun, I may suggest using it to keep the cover attached. But as far as book content, this is an incredible resource that provides insight into both vintage and modern sci-fi.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars simply fantastic March 4 2009
By Jackomo - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Simple, this book is fantastic. It could be written in some long lost language or in alien script, the image collection would be just as astounding, and that's what the book is about. Not to say the text is forgettable, not at all, but the collection of images is simply astounding.

Anyone with an interest in Sci-Fi, Illustration, modern or pop art will really enjoy this book. A gem with an incredible price!

Amazon: please add images!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Weak Binding Sept. 11 2013
By Victor L. Castro Jr. - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
As many previous customers have already stated multiple times, the binding on this book is bad, the cover falls off as soon as it is handled to be looked at.
5.0 out of 5 stars Graphic Sci Fi Art- A History of the Genre Dec 12 2013
By Winston Blakely - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Excellent history on the art of sci fi illustrations. from the 30's to the current era. I just love the Octavia Butler art for her sci fi novels they are truly a classic.
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