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Dreams: The Art of Boris Vallejo Hardcover – 7 Oct 1999

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  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Paper Tiger (7 Oct. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1855857154
  • ISBN-13: 978-1855857155
  • Product Dimensions: 23.5 x 31.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 548,138 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 5 Oct. 2000
Format: Hardcover
Over here in Belgium (Europe) it is very hard to find anything about Boris Vallejo (and other painters of Fantasy Art) so I started looking on the internet. Now I received my first Vallejo book and I'm enjoying every page! This is the way an art book should be. Very nice and big prints with just enough text to get to know a bit more about the many different paintings. It won't be long until I order another book or two from this ARTist...
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If you are anything like myself and love fantasy art, and more so with an erotic theme, then you should love this book as much as I do. I don't rate it as good as "Mirage" as it lacks the surreal poetry of the latter. His wife , Julie Bell, is also a good fantasy artist who has previously posed for Boris.
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23 of 29 people found the following review helpful
He was good, once... 23 Nov. 1999
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Hardcover
I remember when this guy could give Frazetta a run for his money. Then he became less interested in the art and more concerned with the models - perfectly-muscled men and women who are barely altered from the obviously contrived bodybuilding poses he photographs them in. These characters are more at home on a contest stage than fighting fantastic creatures. Also, his overuse of earth-tones in his paintings of the last 10 or so years is horrible. Everything looks bland and uniform; nothing catches the eye anymore. I wish he'd get back to producing work that had atmosphere instead of churning out piece after piece for his calendars.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Bellfest 31 May 2003
By A. J. Cherrington - Published on
Format: Hardcover
The amazing world of Boris Vallejo is condensed down into this picture book of god like bodies and fairytail fantasy scenes. Shown are some of his movie work, clothing ad work, Franklin Mint and his most favorite subject, his wife, Julie Bell.
There are some comedy moments of his works as well, including a portrait of the then president of the United States, Bill Clinton. He explains that some of his works have been described as too relvealing esspecially of his wife Julie. But as the pictures show when one gets over the fact, they are quite beautiful.
A book mainly for the older reader, artist or Vallejo fans only.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Perfection. All out perfection. 20 July 2000
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Hardcover
I have no idea what the person from dallas is talking about. I loved this work of Boris. I espsecially loved the Sections on the mythical beasts, and women of wonder. This is my best Boris book yet. I challenge any artist to match boris in the worlds of magic and fantasy. A definate must for all boris and fantasy fans.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
An Excellent Anatomical Resource for the Artist 10 Mar. 2000
By Hank Robbins - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Boris Vallejo is perhaps the best contemporary painter of realistic human forms. His paintings render a breathtaking view of human musculature and his anatomical correctness is near perfect. Any budding artist, or any veteran artist needing a refresher, should buy this book to learn a thing or two about the construction of the human animal. The figures are portrayed from a variety of angles and there is a great variety of male and female models. However, many of the paintings have a similar composition and feel to them. In all, a stupendous art book for the serious/novice artist or the interested fantasy art fanatic. Enjoy!
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Another classic album from a master 20 April 2000
By - Kasia S. - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Born in Lima, Peru, Vallejo got an early start in his art education at the age of fourteen while studying art at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes on a scholarship. The talented little boy grew up to be the titan of art, responsible for breathtaking art featured on fantasy book covers, movie posters, album covers and motion picture ads along with his own portfolio books such as this one.

Dreams is another fabulous book, a sure collectible for any fantasy and art fan, I know that he started my own passion of art as my father, a gifted artist in many fields has always made Vallejo and other artists books available to me, inspiring me to follow art as well. This fabulous volume is chock packed with stunning women, glistening warriors, beasts and monsters, enchanted lands and wicked creatures that can only emerge from the cocoon of Vallejo's imagination. This a marvelous book in a glossy hardcover jacket that looks at me proudly from my shelf among other volumes by Boris, Julie Bell, Milo Manara, Chris Achilleos, Serpiri and many others who stir my creative juices.

- Kasia S.
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