21st century foss

21st century fossInternationally Renowned Science Fiction Illustrator Chris Foss First Major Monograph Featuring His Incredibly Visionary Creations Which Have Graced Scores Of Book Covers, Both Genre And Otherwise, And Influenced Movies Such As Dune, Star Wars And Aliens Among Numerous Others Why rate it five stars Back in the 90 s I met Chris Foss in the book shop I was working at, after chatting about his art work and how much I loved it, Now, he was not doing a signing, he had just popped in He opened his portfolio case pulled out an awesome print sketched a little four wheeled vehicle on the bottom, signed it and said thanks Still amazed to this day All in all a really nice guy. I first obtained a copy of this book from a used bookstore as a wee bitty 5 year old lad back in circa 1981 Both then and now, I was blown away by the incredible artistic talents of Mr Foss, military history and sci fi paintings alike Both then and now, my favourite paintings in the book are HMS Warspite indeed, that s how I first learned of this famous royal Navy battleship in the first place and Dogfight which depicts an RAF Hawker Hurricane shooting sown a Luftwaffe Junkers Ju 88 bom I first obtained a copy of this book from a used bookstore as a wee bitty 5 year old lad back in circa 1981 Both then and now, I was blown away by the incredible artistic talents of Mr Foss, military history and sci fi paintings alike Both then and now, my favourite paintings in the book are HMS Warspite indeed, that s how I first learned of this famous royal Navy battleship in the first place and Dogfight which depicts an RAF Hawker Hurricane shooting sown a Luftwaffe Junkers Ju 88 bomber Both then and now, the untitled painting of UFOs invading an airfield with A 4 Skyhawks sitting helplessly on the tarmac freaked me out A 1978 selection of Foss artwork, concentrating mainly on his futuristic work, although a small section of his WW2 themed artwork is included as well The early and since much imitated use of sophisticated airbrush techniques is notable The SF Fantasy work is broken down into chapters covering different themes, in order to separate concept art created for various movies For me, the best work is pure SF art used on a variety of Panther paperback covers in the 1970s, as I remember reading most o A 1978 selection of Foss artwork, concentrating mainly on his futuristic work, although a small section of his WW2 themed artwork is included as well The early and since much imitated use of sophisticated airbrush techniques is notable The SF Fantasy work is broken down into chapters covering different themes, in order to separate concept art created for various movies For me, the best work is pure SF art used on a variety of Panther paperback covers in the 1970s, as I remember reading most of them the covers were most inspirational and evocative, even though they usually had no connection with the contents The book includes some brief biographical text by Alejandro Jodorowsky, but this is not only too brief, but also includes some over optimistic forecasts about Foss s future influence on movies this is typical of the late 1970s, when we all thought that SF movies were going to improve in quality Very enjoyable Chris Foss is one of my favorite sci fi illustrators of all time His artwork enthralled me as a teen, and I have seen his influence in a lot of artists since then. A collection of Sci Fi book and magazine cover art by Chris Foss, featuring illustrations for the novel Dune and for the movie Alien.

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  • Paperback
  • 144 pages
  • 21st century foss
  • Chris Foss
  • 14 September 2017
  • 0906196094