Thursday, February 10, 2011

BOOK REVIEW: Shameless Art

Title: Shameless Art

Publisher: Underwood Books

RRP: $24.99

ISBN: 9781599290515

Release Date: Feb 2011


Shameless Art mirrors mid-20th century masculine fantasies and explores the influential work of illustrators who helped create the visual language for everything from today’s comic books and magazine and television

advertising to imaginative movies like Avatar.


Shameless Art is a tome of cover art from novels, posters and graphic novels from the last century. It will probably not be popular with the female reader as the artwork does lean toward objectifying the female gender, but that is what sells a lot of product isn’t it. There are many famous images within these covers that really showcase the talent in the art world during the mid twentieth century.

Some of the art work in this book will be familiar to sci-fi/fantasy readers, with fantastic cover art from many famous novels, graphic novels and movies.

The book is a large format, so each image is brought to life in a huge full colour.

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