by John Grant — Elizabeth Humphrey — Pamela D. Scoville
Winner of the Hugo Award 2004!
A glorious celebration of the very best of the Art of the Fantastic
Established in 1985 and named in honour of the renowned Chesley Bonestell, the annual Chesley Awards are internationally respected as the most prestigious in the field of the fantastic arts. As with the Oscars, the Chesley-winners are decided by the votes of practitioners - the members of the professional body ASFA (the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists). Those who have won the coveted Chesley can truly regard themselves as at the pinnacle of professional achievement.
This book, the first retrospective of the Chesley Awards contains over 300 illustrations, almost all in full colour, as well as copious comments from the winning artists about their techinques and the thought-processes behind the images they create. This is an invaluable reference work for every lover of the Art of the Fantastic - but, more than that, it is a gorgeous treasure trove of images that touch the heart and haunt the imigination.
John Grant is the author of over fifty books, both fiction and non-fiction including books on fantasy art and animation - and is the winner of the Hugo, the World Fantasy Award, among several other international awards. In 2002 he himself received a Chesley Award for his work. Scottish by birth, he now lives in rural New Jersey with his wife and rather too many cats.
Elizabeth Humphrey is the past President of ASFA. She practises as a sculptor and as a journalist, and is a campaigner for the rights of those suffering from brittle bone disease. She and her family live in South Carolina..
Pamela D. Scoville is Director of the Animation Art Guild, which she co-founded and is among the world's top appraisers of animation art. She is married to John Grant.
192 pages (all in color)
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