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    Just got this book in along with:



    FRANKENSTEIN
    By Mary Wollstonecraft Shelly. Illustrated by Bernie Wrightson.
    Revised Edition!


    Gil: His paintings are great!

    Bernie: Had to have popped a vessel to get that much detail in those pages!



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    Wow - the Frankenstein in particular!

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    There was another Elvgren book published a few years ago that included a lot of his reference photography, which was great because you could see how much he idealized his models.

    And if you like Wrightson's Frankenstein, check out Franklin Booth.


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    "An artist for the ages, Franklin Booth, born 1874, was a product of his time. Isolated on an Indiana farm and determined to be an artist, he studied what he saw on the pages of Scribner's, Harpers and the other illustrated magazines of the day. What he saw, and what there was to see, were wood-engraved images. Photographic reproduction was in its infancy and was used primarily for halftones of paintings. After all, everyone knew how to reproduce pen & ink work: you engraved it on wood.

    Franklin Booth - Good Housekeeping poem Booth, not knowing that the line and even the "feel" of the image was a product of the engraver, copied what he saw using pen on paper. By the turn of the century, when Booth was embarking on his incredible career, the technology had advanced enough so that his pen work could be reproduced as he crafted it. His style was an amazing amalgam of antique appeal and awesome artistry. Soaring, majestic scenes were crafted with thousands of lines, each placed in the precise position with respect to its neighbor to provide just the right density and shade."

    Now THAT artist had TRUE drive!

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    Another acquired recent purchase.



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    Nice, I just got a "Norman Rockwell Illustrator" for 3 dollars at a thrift store.

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    I ordered:



    - Andrew Wyeth: Memory and Magic (Hardcover)

    -The Art of Blade of the Immortal (HC)

    - And I'm waiting for the Frazetta Testament book, I recently got Icon and Testament.

    - A bunch of comic books like Nextwave: agents of H.A.T.E. , don't know much about the premise, but the writing got good reviews and I've become a big Stuart Immonen fan, so this was a nice find for me.

    -I'm also reading indy/autobiography/graphic novel : "How I made it to eighteen" by Stacy White. I'm a bit of a sucker for these kind of books. Pretty crude drawings, but I suppose they serve their function of telling the story.

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    I've wanted a copy of that Frankenstein book for SO LONG! I am filled with righeous envy.

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    Oh, and a book I've had for sometime.




    I HIGHLY SUGGEST owning a copy!

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    My professor showed me the Frankenstein one day in class apparently that completely burnt Bernie out. He put everything he had into that book it is truly amazing.

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    "Everything must serve the idea. The means used to convey the idea should be the simplest and clear. Just what is required. No extra images. To me this is a universal principle of art. Saying as much as possible with a minimum of means."
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    I was suprised when I got this book. The seller didn't say which phil noto book it was, but it was the one I was searching for, and for UNDER $200 bucks!



    SSSSCORE!

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    Ooh, I didn't notice the Gruau book before... I. WANT. THAT. Please tell me it's still in print...

    By the way, I recently bought this, you might dig it - big fat book with oodles and oodles of Wiener Werkstatte postcards: http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Pos...518?x=46221104

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    Quote Originally Posted by QueenGwenevere View Post
    Ooh, I didn't notice the Gruau book before... I. WANT. THAT. Please tell me it's still in print...

    By the way, I recently bought this, you might dig it - big fat book with oodles and oodles of Wiener Werkstatte postcards: http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Pos...518?x=46221104
    That Gruau...got that thing from the UK! Possible still in print, just couldn't find it in the U.S.! I can look on the site I got it from and link it if you want?

    Gwen...if you find it for under a buck twenty NOT including s&h, try not to brag to me?



    It's a great book.


    edit: Weiner Werkstatte, ooh pretty!

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    OS did you like the 60's illustration one?

    I thought it was the best thing I'd bought for about a year, many bargains, much people I'd never heard of..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flake View Post
    OS did you like the 60's illustration one?

    I thought it was the best thing I'd bought for about a year, many bargains, much people I'd never heard of..
    OH GOD YES! (that sounded really bad, but F-it!)

    I preorder the next one, Think the 50's!

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    Insane number of cheap Al Williamson pre-lim sketches here;
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    Don't know that I should actually thank you for that link...for thou art evil Dr. Hinman!
    But thanks for the link!

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    Through "Muddy Colors" I just found this link showing lots of Elvgren pics and his refs.
    http://ulkacurl.livejournal.com/212899.html

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    by the legend!





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    The Art of Bob Peak:



    "Everything must serve the idea. The means used to convey the idea should be the simplest and clear. Just what is required. No extra images. To me this is a universal principle of art. Saying as much as possible with a minimum of means."
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