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21ST CENTURY FOSS. [Hardcover]

Chris. Foss , Alejandro Jodorowsky
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  • Hardcover: 143 pages
  • Publisher: BCA (1980)
  • ASIN: B0021XCRC8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,471,851 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Iconic 18 July 2010
Although no longer in print, if you can get a copy of this most awesome and iconic of books you will NOT be disappointed. Chris Foss is the God of Science Fiction art. I bought mine when it first came out! Yes, there are other greats like Chris Moore, Peter Elson, Jim Burns and more......but Chris Foss should be recognised as the one that really started it all..........
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4.0 out of 5 stars Transcends the Written Word ! 5 Dec 2012
By Duncurin VINE VOICE
I found a slightly worn copy of this excellent volume in a bookshop some years ago and it immediately brought back memories of those SF paperbacks I purchased as a young man.

I was always taught at school that one should never judge a book by its cover and that the book would invariably be better than the film, simply because we could rely on the wonders of our own imagination to give 'life' to a story.

Chris Foss singlehandedly turned these arguments around: for his imagination, the excellence of his art and the technical wizadry that was somehow captured - as if one were looking through a window - gave life and a fascination to the words contained within. I purchased many books simply because one of his pictures was on the cover, and I always thought that only Azimov could do him justice; though even the seminal original Foundation trilogy was outpaced by the artwork as the three books were placed side by side and a masterpiece came into view. Though the newer `Hardware' book about Chris Foss is better on every level. This slightly lesser volume is still an excellent record not only of Foss's work but some of those wonderful paperbacks that seem much more bland these days.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A cool book of a visionary man 1 Jun 1998
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The book is a great compilation of Foss's work on Dune and Alien and on many other projects. The foss machines should be used as designed in at least one movie. I haven't seen any yet.
4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful.... 11 Feb 2013
By Michael Valdivielso - Published on Amazon.com
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Foss is a artist whose artwork has shaped a LOT of our ideas of how the future, and future spaceships, will look and behave. His artwork shaped movies, his images of very worn and very huge spacecraft ruled science fiction book covers. Many authors asked for him by name. His vision was used by the creators of Superman and Alien, and almost was seen in the first, never finished (or even started), DUNE movie. I still have old, used books with his artwork on the cover. He also could paint images of World War Two AND also a few female forms (he illustrated The Joy Of Sex)
I would get a copy of this if you can, if just to thumb through and enjoy.
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