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  • Paperback: 127 pages
  • Publisher: Design Studio Press; Export ed edition (May 1 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1933492252
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933492254
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 1.1 x 22.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 544 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #81,067 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

A 2007 Hugo Award nominee, Lou Anders is the editorial director of Prometheus Books' science fiction imprint Pyr, as well as the anthologies Outside the Box (Wildside Press, 2001), Live Without a Net (Roc, 2003), Projections: Science Fiction in Literature & Film (MonkeyBrain, December 2004), Futureshocks (2005) and Fast Forward #1 (2007). He is the author of The Making of Star Trek: First Contact (Titan Books, 1996), and has published over 500 articles in such magazines as The Believer, Publishers Weekly, Dreamwatch, Star Trek Monthly, Star Wars Monthly, Babylon 5 Magazine, Sci Fi Universe, Doctor Who Magazine, and Manga Max.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Parka HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on Feb. 12 2009
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Sparth (aka Nicolas Bouvier) is an amazing concept designer and illustrator with an impressive portfolio. You might have been awed by some of the paintings he post on his blog. Now with this book, you can enjoy his work easier.

This book features his concept art and matte paintings. Some of the projects included are, just to name a few, Prince of Persia - Warrior Within (2004), Assassin's Creed (2007) and those not included are Alone in the Dark (2004) and Cold Fear (2005).

The theme is mainly futuristic science fiction, except the some he created for the game. There are quite a few cityscape paintings with flying ships. The worlds he created as just as imaginative as Star Wars. They are beautiful and believable. There's a good sense of space and the vastness for the environment painting that I really like.

This is a book I can easily recommend to sci-fi art lovers.

If you like sci-fi art, you can also check out Quantum Dreams: The Art of Stephan Martiniere and Quantumscapes: The Art of Stephan Martiniere.

(More pictures are available on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
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By Simone on Aug. 14 2014
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Fantastic book, brilliant illustrations.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
In a sci-fi world of his own Dec 20 2008
By Parka - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Sparth (aka Nicolas Bouvier) is an amazing concept designer and illustrator with an impressive portfolio. You might have been awed by some of the paintings he post on his blog. Now with this book, you can enjoy his work easier.

This book features his concept art and matte paintings. Some of the projects included are, just to name a few, Prince of Persia - Warrior Within (2004), Assassin's Creed (2007) and those not included are Alone in the Dark (2004) and Cold Fear (2005).

The theme is mainly futuristic science fiction, except the some he created for the game. There are quite a few cityscape paintings with flying ships. The worlds he created as just as imaginative as Star Wars. They are beautiful and believable. There's a good sense of space and the vastness for the environment painting that I really like.

This is a book I can easily recommend to sci-fi art lovers.

If you like sci-fi art, you can also check out Quantum Dreams: The Art of Stephan Martiniere and Quantumscapes: The Art of Stephan Martiniere.

(More pictures are available on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Best Sparth book ever! But.... June 3 2008
By Richard G - Published on Amazon.com
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I've been a huge fan of Sparth's work for years and have awaited the arrival of this book for almost as long. Sparth's work is warm and highly creative and his influence over a generation of digital fantasy artists is only beginning to be seen as his style is frequently imitated. It's certainly a great book and a must-own, especially for a concept art book at this price.

My only disappointment is is the format size (which is why I still give this 5 stars, as I don't think this is the fault of the artist). These works deserve a much larger format than the medium/smallish 9 x 9 inches. Also, and this probably has more to do with who owns the image licenses than anything, there is a bit of "sameness", a slight lack of variety, about some of the work that's not apparent when viewing his website.

Still, a great book by any standard and an essential addition to any fantasy/sci-fi/art lover's book collection.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Sparth is great Sept. 19 2008
By Thomas L. Denmark - Published on Amazon.com
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If you are interested in concept art, this compact book is like a master's class in how to represent ideas with freshness, clarity, and good design. I keep it next to my computer at work for inspiration, and if you are a concept artist you should too.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Gorgeous March 7 2012
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I love Sparth's work. This book is just page after page of pure inspiration. My only complaint is that I wish it were bigger. Some of the images are too small that I can't enjoy them as much. I hope the next volume is bigger.
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Inspiration from Sparth Oct. 26 2011
By Paul B. Hartzog - Published on Amazon.com
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Structure: The Art of Sparth is a good collection of his early work. I'm glad that such a great artist finally has some well-reproduced good paper good print artifacts. Can't wait for the next one!


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