Best-selling science fiction and fantasy artist Wayne Barlowe abandons his popular illustrative style and adopts a classic painterly technique in these images of Hell's structures, iconographies, and inhabitants. In "Barlowe's Hell," he incorporates the visual myths from many religions to present a chilling and beautiful collection of carefully researched and rendered artwork whose bizarre images contain symbolic references to age-old beliefs and practices. These are works reminiscent of painter John Martin, whose own vistas of Hell hang in the world's finest museums.
The previous owner was an avid autograph collector. He would mail a generic commercial bookplate to an artist and ask him/her to sign it and return it. This is an example. This book has a generic bookplate signed by the artist attached to the front free endpaper.