Yoshitaka Amano: Illustrations (Paperback)
A collection of gorgeous full-color art pieces, interviews, and sketches by Yoshitaka Amano, renowned for his work on Final Fantasy, Vampire Hunter D and The Sandman.
Since beginning his career at age fifteen with the legendary animation studio Tatsunoko Production, Yoshitaka Amano has become one of the most acclaimed artists and illustrators at work today. Displaying a rare range, his oeuvre encompasses everything from minutely observed still-life sketches to full-color paintings on an epic scale, from children’s storybooks to dark adult fantasy, from theatrical productions to video games to sculpture to commercial design.
Yoshitaka Amano: Illustrations offers a concise survey of this remarkable artist’s career to date. It includes selected full-color pieces for series such as Final Fantasy, Vampire Hunter D and Gatchaman (Battle of the Planets), as well as for Amano’s own creations like Hero and N.Y. Salad. Packed with sketches, commentary, and interviews, this beautiful volume opens a window into the world of Amano.
About the Author
Yoshitaka Amano began working at age fifteen for the legendary animation studio Tatsunoko Production, creating character designs for such classic properties as Gatchaman (Battle of the Planets) and Time Bokan. He became a freelance artist after that, doing illustration and conceptual design work for the Final Fantasy video game series, and the Elric Saga, Heroic Legend of Arslan, and Vampire Hunter D novel series, among many others. He has released over a dozen art books, collaborated on theatrical and opera productions, produced lithographs in Paris and New York, and has held solo exhibitions all over the world. In 1999 he published The Sandman: The Dream Hunters with writer Neil Gaiman, which received a Bram Stoker Award. Amano is also the recipient of Seiun, Eisner, Dragon Con, and Julie Awards.