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Masterpieces of Fantasy Art

Hardcover, clothbound with jacket, 11.4 x 15.6 in., 16.35 lb, 532 pages
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Featuring Julie Bell, Philippe Druillet, Frank Frazetta, H.R. Giger, The Brothers Hildebrandt, Jeffrey Catherine Jones, Rodney Matthews, Moebius, Rowena Morrill, Sanjulian, Boris Vallejo, Michael Whelan, plus 99 more. This monster-sized tome features original paintings, contextualized by preparatory sketches, sculptures, calendars, magazines, and paperback books for an immersive dive into this dynamic, fanciful genre.

Famous First Edition: First printing of 7,500 numbered copies

Customer reviews (9)

Myth, Muscle and Sexy Maidens

A giant-sized survey of fantasy art
Famous First Edition: First printing of 7,500 numbered copies

Fantasy art
, that colorful blend of myth, muscle and sexy maidens, took off in 1923 with the launch of Weird Tales magazine, was reinvigorated in the 1960s with The Lord of the Rings, Conan the Barbarian paperbacks with Frank Frazetta covers, and the late ’60s emergence of fantasy psychedelia. It went big in the ’70s with the role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons, the brilliant French magazine Métal Hurlant, and the first Star Wars film. The number of active artists peaked in that decade, but a new generation of fans discovered the genre through fantasy trading card games in the ’90s, leading to a massive interest in the art form today. Frank Frazetta’s oil paintings—when they infrequently come to market—have sold for more than $ 5 million in recent years. Fans line up at Comic-Cons to meet Boris Vallejo, Rodney Matthews, Greg Hildebrandt, Michael Whelan, and Philippe Druillet, and memorialize dead icons HR Giger, Jeffrey Catherine Jones, and Frazetta. Imagine how eagerly they’ll welcome TASCHEN’s History of Fantasy Art, including all the artists listed above and more.

This monster-sized tome features original paintings, contextualized by preparatory sketches, sculptures, calendars, magazines, and paperback books for an immersive dive into this dynamic, fanciful genre. Insightful bios go beyond Wikipedia to give a more accurate and eye-opening look into the life of each artist. Complete with tipped-in chapter openers, this collection will reign as the most exquisite and informative guide to this popular subject for years to come.
The editor and author

Dian Hanson produced a variety of men’s magazines from 1976 to 2001, including Juggs, Outlaw Biker, and Leg Show, before becoming TASCHEN’s Sexy Book Editor. Her titles include the “body part” series, The Art of Pin-up, Psychedelic Sex, and Ren Hang.

Masterpieces of Fantasy Art
Hardcover, clothbound with jacket, 11.4 x 15.6 in., 16.35 lb, 532 pages

Customer reviews (9)

A must have book for all fantasy art fans

Paulo Alexandre, November 04, 2021
The book is big, beautifully printed and the content is very well organized. Congratulations to TASCHEN and to Dian Hanson on this very nice work.

Masterpieces of Fantasy Art

Juan, October 28, 2021
Wonderfull book. Everything you could ask for. Big enough to see the details, high quality and very good texts.

Amazing

Richard, October 28, 2021
I'm so pleased that I bought this book. I love art, and this book has given me some great works. The quality is fantastic. This book is a treasure on my book shelf.

Epic fantasy art

Tom, October 28, 2021
What a thorough and amazing book on classic fantasy art.
You've bought the books because of the art.
Now buy the book ON the art.

The book itself is a work of art

Ryan, October 27, 2021
I purchased this book for my wife to give to her on her birthday. She's an artist herself and adores fantasy art. This book is a marvel and she absolutely loves it. It sits prominently on our coffee table for visitors to flip through and we've received nothing but positive comments on not only the art in the book and the overall quality of the book itself. Don't let the high price of the book put you off, it's absolutely worth every penny! Very pleased with my purchase.

Splendid

Pierre, October 27, 2021
Great book made me enter a world of fantasy.

Top TASCHEN-Qualität

Dirk, November 02, 2021
Eine perfekte Ausgabe über Fantasy-Art in all ihren Details und großartig verarbeitet.

Meisterwerke

Andre, November 02, 2021
Mit dem vorliegenden "Masterpieces of Fantasy Art" liegt ein opulenter Bildband im Großformat mit den meisten Künstlergrößen der "Heroic Fantasy" vor. Schön ist, dass viele der Bilder im Großdruckformat abgebildet sind und das Buch wirklich reich bebildert ist. Hintergrundinformationen zu Künstlern und deren Werken runden dieses "TASCHEN-Buch" ab.

Les grands dessinateurs

Georges, October 29, 2021
Un plaisir d’y retrouver Moebius et Philippe Druillet qui avec métal hurlant avait fait exploser tous les codes de la BD.
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