Spectrum 20: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art

Spectrum 20: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art


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Challenging, controversial, educational, and irreverent, the award-winning Spectrum series reinforces both the importance and prevalence of fantastic art in today’s culture. With exceptional images by extraordinary creators, this elegant full-color collection showcases an international cadre of creators working in every style and medium, both traditional and digital. The best artists from the United States, Europe, China, Australia, South America and beyond have gathered into the only annual devoted exclusively to works of fantasy, horror, science fiction, and the surreal, making Spectrum one of the year’s highly most anticipated books.

Featured in SPECTRUM 20 are 300 diverse visionaries, many of them world-renowned, including Michael Whelan, Sam Weber, Donato Giancola, Kinuko Craft, James Gurney, Peter de Sève. With art from books, graphic novels, video games, films, galleries, and advertising, Spectrum is both an electrifying art book for fans and an invaluable resource for clients looking for bright new talent. The entire field is discussed in an invaluable, found-nowhere-else Year In Review. Contact information for each artist is included in a handy index.

Often imitated, never equaled, SPECTRUM 20 continues the freshness and excellence that was established nineteen years ago.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781599290676
Publisher: Underwood Books, Inc.
Publication date: 11/19/2013
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 11.80(w) x 15.70(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Cathy Fenner and Arnie Fenner are recipients of the Locus Award and World Fantasy Award for Spectrum as Best Art Book. In addition to Spectrum, the Fenners have edited a number of books celebrating contemporary art, including R/EVOLUTION: The Art of Jon Foster, ORIGINS: The Art of John Jude Palencar, THE BEST OF GAHAN WILSON and Frank Frazetta’s ICON, LEGACY, TESTAMENT and TELLING STORIES. They live in Overland Park, KS.

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Spectrum 20: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
These art books are just really good. I mean the art style alone is just beautiful too look at. Pretty good read.
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wtim More than 1 year ago
This series gets better (and bigger) every year. If you like fantasy and science fiction art both 2D and 3D you'll really enjoy this book. Every year the Fenner's pack more and more art into these volumes and they're always a joy to peruse. The only negative is some of the art is too small but when you pack in as much as they do you can understand the need for economy. I'm looking forward to next year to see what John Flesk will do as he takes over the publishing of Spectrum.