10 Top contemporary paleoartists comes together in one book to showcase their abilities in their field, bringing together science and art in an extravagant manner that will give the reader a whole new outlook on what the world used to look like and what beasts roamed the Earth, before that era abruptly came to an end. These artists give the reader an inside look into a world that ordinary people hardly ever gets to see…
It’s not something people often consider, but it’s more true than one might think, but art and science goes hand-in-hand and Dinosaur Art: The World’s Greatest Paleoart is witness to that statement as some of the greatest and awe-inspiring images of a world that we know is a part of our history – but remains so very unfamiliar to us – is represented in an attractive coffee-table book. Here we are presented with visual representations of dinosaurs from different points of views. Done in such a magnificent manner, but still in different tones which is to show the artists’ unique capabilities, one cannot help but treasure and indulge themselves into the captivating pages of Dinosaur Art: The World’s Greatest Paleoart. With a brief overview of the history of the dinosaurs in the periods, these unknown creatures that are almost mythical in some ways, comes to life with the beautiful images and artwork, whilst keeping in mind that the said artist which the chapter is covering, also gives the reader an insight into their own worlds. Fossils may have been found through the ages, films might have been made to inspire more interest in paleonthology, but to some these gargantuan animals, predators and prey in their own right, are still almost nothing more than legend.
We are graced with in-depth interviews with the artists that feature in Dinosaur Art: The World’s Greatest Paleoart, who are more than accomplished in their field and one cannot help but envy them slightly, not only in their abilities and successes, but also through their experiences and the fact that they are able to interpret these creatures however they wish them to be.
A great deal of work has gone into the beautiful hard-cover book, painstakingly the pictures that cover the pages must have been picked out from probably hundreds of hopeful artwork, and how difficult it must have been! Alas, what Steve White, editor of Dinosaur Art: The World’s Greatest Paleoart has achieved with the hard work is nothing short of a little gem that all dinosaur enthusiasts will enjoy. Any scientist worth his salt will have this book on his desk and any artist who wishes to esteem to such great heights would study it from cover to cover continuously, before attempting their own hand at interpreting these great beasts for themselves. In truth, Titan Books, publishers of this coffee-table book that is sure to be a phenomenon amongst paleonthology enthusiasts, outdid themselves splendidly and an extra round of applause should definitely go their way!
The gallery (below) features some of the artwork that is featured in the hardback and is courtesy of Titan Books:
Interested readers will need to click here to pre-order your copy of Dinosaur Art: The World’s Greatest Paleoart and please note that it will be released come 28 September 2012, so practising patience will not be as difficult.