Saturday, October 27, 2018

#Blogoween - The Art of Horror

My first book review!  
So I really don't know what I'm doing so here's the pertinent info about this awesome book. 

The Art of Horror
An Illustrated History
Edited by Stephen Jones
Forward by Neil Gaiman

Genre - Pop Culture / Horror / Film / Television
Publisher - Applause Theater & Cinema Books
Publication - October 31, 2015
256 pages
500+ illustrations & photographs
ISBN# 9781495009136

 I won this book in a raffle from another blogger a couple years ago.  I really didn't think it would anything I'd be interested in, but the illustrations & images are so beautiful and interesting!  I'd consider it a Halloween-time coffee table book.   

Inside the cover was a copy of the press release that says " These images continue to inspire nightmarish creatures that wander the streets every Halloween; the tradition of bone-chilling campfire stories; and let's not forget the psyche-scarring films audiences cant get enough of."

I hope it's OK to share some of the images from it!
 The Garden of Earthly Delights (circa 1480-1510) by Hieronymous Bosch
Oil on oak triptych
 Some friends & I found a copy of this in a book in a high school humanities class and we spent days just looking at since there is so much going on.  
 Pandora (2013) by Chema Gil
Digital photograph

Chapter 1 - Vampires, Bloodsuckers, and Other Undead
 Dracula (1994) by Basil Gogos
Acrylics on board
A variety of movie posters

 Chapter 2 - Zombies, mummies and other walking dead
Zombies (2102) by Greg Staples
Acrylics on Board
 Triple Zombie (2012) by Les Edwards
Oils on Board
You've Got Red on You (2013) by Anthony Petrie
Screenprint inspired by the movie Shaun of the Dead. 

 Chapter 3 - Man Made Monsters
Boris Karloff as Frankenstein's Monster (1969) by Basil Gogos

 Chapter 4 - Werewolves & other shape changers
 The Wolfman (2010) by Basil Gogos
Beauty ad the Beast (2009) by Scott Gustafson
Oils on Convas

 Chapter 5 - Ghosts, phantoms and other hauntings
 The Clock Strikes Twelve 1946) by Ronald Clyne
Pencil and India Ink.
The cover of a French language role playing magazine called Grailquest
by John Howe (1986)

 Chapter 6 - Psychos, slashers & serial killers
Edgar Allan Poe (2011) by Scott Gustafson
opening illustration for his novel "Eddie: the Lost Youth of Edgar Allan Poe"

 Chapter 7 - Witches, devils & demons
Depart pour le Sabbat (1910) by Albert Joseph Penot
Salon d'hiver postcard
(sorry - I don't know how to do the French translation to get all the accent marks)
La Muerte (2010) but Chema Gil
Digital photograph

 Chapter 8 - HP Lovecraft & cosmic horrors
Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos (1974) by Bruce Pennington
Acrylics on board

 Chapter 9 - Prehistoric monsters & other creatures
Loch Ness Monster by Virgil Finlay
Ink Wash

 Chapter 10 - Alien horrors and other invaders.
Les Selenites (1902) by Geroges Melies
Concept design for the movie "A Trip to the Moon"


1 comment:

  1. This looks like a great book! Art books are so underrated, and you don't find many that would qualify as Halloween/spooky coffee table books. Great job on your first review! I love that you included so many cool images :)


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