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    Fantasy and Artist's books

    Hey everyone. I'm lookin for some good artist's books and/or fantasy books. Old or new, from contemporaries, or the masters. I just recently got some money, and wanted to know what books you guys own, and which ones you suggest.

    These are the ones I have:

    -The art of star wars episode I & II
    -Norman rockwell's america
    -Capcom design works
    -Spectrum 4-10
    -The dinotopia books
    -Pop bot
    -Jon foster's book

    My main library is of fig drawing books and such, so I need more of the cool pictures books

    Care to add to the list?

    P.S Here's a great resource for fantasy books and such: http://budplant.com/

    iwasink

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    I just found these: http://www.budplant.com/prod.itml/icOid/13076

    http://www.budplant.com/prod.itml/icOid/4926(this ones damn expensive)

    They look great. I think I might get the first one. Check em out!

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    I dunno if this fits in but i consider dune to be the best sci fi novel ever written and having an illustrated version is even cooler

    http://www.galaxybooks.com.au/items/11/72/47/

    Heres a few of the illustrations:

    http://www.dunenovels.com/scrapbook/scrapbooksg1.html

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    I don't know if these guys make art you like, but I thought I'd mention them. I don't have any specific book recommendations because I've only looked at them at my school's library.

    Vuillard and Bonnard are two painters from the early 20th century whom I really like. I suppose they're post-impressionists. They've got somewhat similar styles.

    Morandi is another early 20th century painter to check out. Good example of limited pallete painting.

    JMW (or is it JWM) Turner is a favorite impressionist landscape painter of mine.

    Might as well throw Degas in here too. I really like his ballerina paintings.

    If I had money to spend on books, I'd buy some on these guys.

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    I suppose Christmas is coming up, though. Hmm...Marc Chagall, Cezanne, Edvard Munch, Toulouse-Lautrec. I suddenly have the urge to go to a bookstore.

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    I have the art of star wars Ep 2 and its great i love Lain McCaigs stuff in it, plus many more.


    One maybe to add to the your list could be Masters of Dragonlance art. I also picked this up a while ago, some really nice stuff in there. Theres some Brom in there. And then theres the art of final fantasy, a little more CG then drawing and painting, but a good book none the less.

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    Munch? Ugh. Judging by the stuff you have, I would not recommend Munch. Then again, I would never recommend Munch.

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    These are good suggestions fellas.

    Hexal: I dont just want what I have, show me someone new, that I've never heard about. thats what I want. Any type of art!

    Here's a couple I found

    - http://www.budplant.com/prod.itml/icOid/4926
    - http://www.budplant.com/prod.itml/icOid/9162
    - http://www.budplant.com/prod.itml/icOid/11739
    - http://www.budplant.com/prod.itml/icOid/11985
    - http://www.budplant.com/prod.itml/icOid/4596

    Show me more!

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    Take a look at these.

    Surely there is something here that could interest you.

    I have around another hundred not shown here.
    Including some large format Gibson books from 1906.

    Phil

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    i was about to start a simialr thread. i work at a bookstore and i'm in charge of the art section. i was tryin to find out books to order.

    do any animators or cartoonist have books?

    sofar i ordered(and bought)
    all spectrums.
    Progressions
    Mignolas hellboy art book
    Frank Millers sin city book
    Doug Cgiang's Robota
    A Frazzeta book.

    stuff i have.

    Katsuya Terada-Raguna King
    design works
    guilty gear X art book
    the best of norman rockwell
    matrix art ook
    two towers art book

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    Given that I'm a huge Wayne Barlowe fan I'll have a go at pimping his stuff.

    Expidition
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...glance&s=books

    The Alien Life of
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...glance&s=books

    Inferno
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...glance&s=books

    Brushfire
    http://www.morpheusart.com/core/arti...romInferno.htm

    There's a few more but these are pretty much what I consider to be the core of his work.

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    I mustve checked Expedition out of the library like 15 times when i was in elementary school. Awesome book.

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