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Spectrum 19: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art - Hardcover

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The 2012 edition of the annual showcase for fantastic art. The Grand Master for this collection was James Gurney.

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 19 are 300 diverse visionaries, many of them world-renowned, including Michael Whelan, Sam Weber, Donato Giancola, Leo & Diane Dillon, 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 19 continues the freshness and excellence that was established seventeen years ago.


Cathy & Arnie Fenner

Condition & Attributes

Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (spine ends and corners lightly bumped)


Cathy & Arnie

Publishing Information

Fairfax, CA
Underwood Books

Physical Description

12.25 inches
9.25 inches
304 pages
color illustrations
pictorial boards