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Infinity x Two: The Life and Art of Ed and Carol Emshwiller

Infinity x Two: The Life and Art of Ed and Carol Emshwiller

by Luis Ortiz
     
 

Together Ed and Carol Emshwiller formed a unique creative pair, inspiring each other on good days and giving meaning to the adage “marriage and art don't mix” on bad days, and this collection brings together their imaginative work. Ed “Emsh” Emshwiller, was one of the premiere artists working in the science fiction field (winning five Hugo

Overview

Together Ed and Carol Emshwiller formed a unique creative pair, inspiring each other on good days and giving meaning to the adage “marriage and art don't mix” on bad days, and this collection brings together their imaginative work. Ed “Emsh” Emshwiller, was one of the premiere artists working in the science fiction field (winning five Hugo awards). He used his unique multifaceted vision of the future to also become an award winning avant-garde filmmaker and computer animation pioneer. His wife, Carol Emshwiller, won the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement in 2005, after more than 50 years of writing beautiful, jewel-like stories and witty novels.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Inspirational to aspiring artists and awesome for sf/fantasy fans.”  —Booklist

“[Ortiz] writes with the grace and skill that makes you want to go out and track down Emshwiller’s films and the art that isn’t reproduced in the book.”  —Charles de Lint, Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction

“Meticulously researched . . . hits the high points of his subject’s career, commenting knowledgeably on such topics as the influence of the surreal artists Dali and Tanguy on Emsh’s work."  —Publishers Weekly

“A book whose excellent production values mirror its overall ambition . . . those of us who care deeply for science fiction will find much here to give pause and thought.” —James Sallis, Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction

Publishers Weekly

Hugo-winner Ed "Emsh" Emshwiller (1925–1990), best known for his covers for the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fictionand Galaxy, was one of the most popular SF artists of his day. In this heavily illustrated and meticulously researched survey, Ortiz (Arts Unknown: The Life & Art of Lee Brown Coye) hits the high points of his subject's career, commenting knowledgeably on such topics as the influence of the surreal artists Dalí and Tanguy on Emsh's work. Filmmaker Stanley Kubrick held Emsh in such high regard he sought his input for 2001: A Space Odyssey. When Emsh finally put away his brushes and devoted himself to his pet project of abstract stop-motion films, Ortiz makes the cinema terminology accessible to the lay reader. The author also traces the development of Ed's wife, Carol, from an uncertain mother of three to a successful writer of SF (see review above of The Secret City). (Apr.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933065083
Publisher:
NonStop Press
Publication date:
07/15/2007
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
9.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Luis Ortiz works as a copywriter and creative director, and his books have been nominated for Hugo and Locus awards. His writings appear in Illustration Magazine, Filmfax, and the Comics Journal. He lives in New York City.

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