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Yoshitaka Amano – The World Beyond Your Imagination (天野喜孝展 -想像を超えた世界-) is a splendid collection of art works by world renowned Japanese character designer/illustrator Yoshitaka Amano.
The 250+ works featured in the book are pieces found in the exhibition of the same name held from 2014-2015 in the Kumamoto and Aichi prefectures, Japan.
The art works are presented in chronological order and by project, from his earlier character design pieces for Gatchaman and Casshern ( above ) to Vampire Hunter ( below ).
(above & below) Some instantly recognizable pieces from the Final Fantasy 1/2/3 series.
(above & below) From time to time I seem to see visual affinity to Gustav Klimt’s paintings in Amano’s art works, especially in their use of the color gold and elaborate floral themes.
Found at the end of the book are two detailed forwards written for both the exhibitions in Japanese, English and Chinese for some additional background on Yoshitaka Amano’s work.
An extensive collection ( 251 pieces ) of Yoshitaka Amano’s art work, presented in a beautiful A4 sized book. The prints are bold, crisp and the paper quality is thick. This one comes highly recommended.
I’ll like to thank Sekizawa-san of PIE Books for providing me with a copy of this book for review.
– Publisher : PIE Books
– Dimensions – 9.1 x 0.8 x 11.8 inches
– Softcover, 224 pages
– Full color, in Japanese/English/Chinese
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