Icon: a retrospective by the grand master of fantastic art - Icon - A Retrospective by the Grand Master of Fantastic.



The subject matter of Frazetta's work is familiar--brawny warriors, buxom enchantresses, and terrifying monsters--but he manages to infuse them with a rare charisma. His figures are sublime, at once naturalistic and hyper-real, and his vivid use of colors startles the eye again and again. Incredibly, this collection manages to do justice to his decades of award-winning work. Icon is a must for the serious Frazetta enthusiast. --Brendan J. LaSalle

The subject matter of Frazetta's work is familiar--brawny warriors, buxom enchantresses, and terrifying monsters--but he manages to infuse them with a rare charisma. His figures are sublime, at once naturalistic and hyper-real, and his vivid use of colors startles the eye again and again. Incredibly, this collection manages to do justice to his decades of award-winning work. Icon is a must for the serious Frazetta enthusiast. --Brendan J. LaSalle

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Primary Contributor: Frank Frazetta Editor: Cathy Fenner Editor: Arnie Fenner Language: English Pages: 208 Publisher: Underwood Books Weight: 3.0 pounds Length: 12.0 inches Width: 9.0 inches Click on this books subject categories to see related titles: Science Fiction & Fantasy

Frank Frazetta is by far the greatest fantasy illustrator of the last 50 years. His paintings are fit for the walls of any fine art museum. Icon is a wonderful book containing many of Franks finest and most famous works along with some never before seen art work from the master. This book is a must have for any fan of fantasy art. It contains interviews and information on many of Frazettas paintings with a wonderful insight to Franks life and legendary carear. Well printed and bound Icon will make a great addition to your coffee table. BUY THIS BOOK!

For the content, I would definately give this book 5 stars. Unfortunatley, as soon as I opened up the book to look at it, the back binding came completely apart. I'm not going to go to the trouble of mailing it back to Amazon (and paying for the postage) so I glued it back myself. What a pain. It seems alright now, but it was a big hassle. The manuafacturers should go to more trouble to insure that their selling a quality product. This IS a coffee table book after all, which means that it is bound to see a lot a wear and tear over the years.

Frazetta is great and this book is swell... however (as one other reviewer also experienced) the cover came off my book after I had it for only one week! I couldn't believe it! To credit of the publisher they did send me a replacement. I think I will buy the sequel now. Too bad it's only available in hardcover, but at least that way the cover is much less likely to fall off. As for the third book, it seems to be completely unavailable except to those who are willing to pay over a hundred dollars for it!

This book contains a beautiful collection of Frank Frazetta's art. I'm just starting to read all of the background stories, and the samples I've read are very interesting. It is a great large format coffee table book.

If you love the work of Frank Frazetta, as I do, you want this volume in your collection. along with the art work it's a mini-history of his career, with insights into who he worked for and when, and how these works came to be.




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