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Product Details

  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Edition Skylight (July 14 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3037665998
  • ISBN-13: 978-3037665992
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 3.8 x 24.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 Kg
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #506,841 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Sorayama is an artist of extraordinary talent, wondrous imagination, and impressive skill.”  —Bob Guccione, Penthouse

"With joyful freedom he combines and morphs fear with happiness, pain with pleasure, repulsion with attraction, past with future, flesh with metal, the organic with ethereal."  —Thierry Mugler, fashion designer and photographer

About the Author

Hajime Sorayama is an illustrator known worldwide for his precisely detailed, erotic airbrush portrayals of women and feminine robots. He designed the female borg Romulan for the Star Trek series, provided art for Terminator 3, designed the first generation of Sony AIBO robotic pets, and was one of 25 Japanese artists to be commissed by Nike to create a tribute to the company's White Dunk. His art has been featured in Penthouse and Playboy, and is in the permanent collections of MOMA and the Smithsonian Institution. 

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HASH(0xa9345144) out of 5 stars Sorayama Masterworks Sept. 20 2013
By BellaNugosi - Published on Amazon.com
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For anyone familiar or collecting compiliations of Sorayama's works, this is a good addition. The works are reproduced in brilliant color and give an excellent of his craft and talent. Some of the prints are small, but still visible to appreciate the detail. To put all the prints in full size on a single page, the book would have been massive, because the works are so numerous, one can appreciate the sheer volume and talent as well in his work.
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa93453cc) out of 5 stars Sorayama's History in Images Feb. 28 2011
By Fritz Da' Kat - Published on Amazon.com
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A very well printed book with so many images of Mr. Sorayama's work it is also overwhelming. Some of the images are quite small - which I find a bit insulting as all are equally important. Maybe it would have been wiser to bring this out in two volumes to give all of his work equal space. I have loved his work for years and am always interested to see what he will think up next.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa9218228) out of 5 stars A master unbeatable in his style! Sept. 12 2013
By nirlando lopes - Published on Amazon.com
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A panorama of several years the artist can be seen in this book! A pity that the small format does not do justice to its beautiful illustrations! Anyway an indispensable item!
HASH(0xa9215c48) out of 5 stars Must Have for Sorayama Fans Aug. 11 2013
By Thelma G. Babin - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a good one. Tons of high quality pictures of his work. I've browsed it lots of times for my own creative inspiration. The only down side to this work is that some pictures are printed too small--smaller than baseball card size. Aside from that, it's pure gold.
5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa921806c) out of 5 stars Blown away!!!! March 7 2011
By james duncan - Published on Amazon.com
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I LOVE this book! I've been a fan for years and have each of his previous books, as far as I know. Occasionally, I'll see a title that, I'm guessing, was only released in Japan. Anyway, this book is fantastic. It was exactly as I had hoped. As far as I can tell, none of the art has been cropped for whatever strange editorial reasons. The binding and paper are of very high quality. And the printing looks SHARP. Although many images are scaled down severely so that several images can fit on one page, I don't hold that against the publisher. There are SO MANY pieces represented that to show all of them even to a quarter page each would push the book beyond reasonable thickness and price.

I highly recommend this book and will be giving several copies as gifts this year. I hope that one day they will reprint this in an oversized edition. His work definitely deserves a larger format.