More Amano for Art Lovers

 by Laurance

March is going to be filled with entertainment in all forms of media and it seems as though the art lover is not going to be left out in the cold- I’m from Chicago, there is no spring here. Worlds of Amano will be released March 28th, and if you spent more time looking at a copy of The Sandman: The Dream Hunters than reading it (this is not a knock on Neil Gaiman), this book is right up your alley. There hasn’t been a more decorated career than the father of character design, Yoshitaka Amano, and to miss out on this assemblage of creativity would be unfortunate. If you are already a fan and/or collector of Amano’s work then this book might be a nice addition to your collection.  Thanks to Dark Horse Comics for the details:

Worlds of Amano provides a rare look inside the creative process of one of the most influential popular-culture artists working in Japan in the last thirty years.

Originally published in France, Worlds of Amanopresents a unique overview of Yoshitaka Amano’s diverse work. This vast introduction allows one to take in the full measure of the immense talent of this famous Japanese illustrator, who is so well known for his designs of the Final Fantasy video games.

Eclectic and apparently without limit, Amano’s art is stunning. Drawing on numerous projects from over the last thirty years with many rarely seen illustrations, this book captures the rare beauty and inspiration of Amano’s vision. * Available for the first time in English.* Contains 107 color and 10 black and white illustrations, plus a rare appreciation illustration by comics legend Jean Giraud (Moebius).

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~ by laurance on February 20, 2007.

One Response to “More Amano for Art Lovers”

  1. If there’s one thing I’ll always love about Amano’s artwork, its the surrealistic and impressionistic nature he gives to his works. So much can be said of his characters and environments just by looking at the complex, rich, detailed colors he uses to bring out the implied nature within his works.

    IF you have the time, check out his artwork for Final Fantasy IV. Simply his best.

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