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ILLUMINA: THE ART OF J. P. TARGETE

Targete, Jean Pierre.

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ISBN 10: 1843400715 / ISBN 13: 9781843400714
Published by Paper Tiger., London:, 2003
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HC in dust jacket. 1st Printing. Text by Jean Marie Ward. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 21061

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Title: ILLUMINA: THE ART OF J. P. TARGETE

Publisher: Paper Tiger., London:

Publication Date: 2003

Edition: 1st edition

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"That man can draw magic and make you believe," author Patricia Briggs says of Jean Pierre Targete. Illumina explores the work of this talented Miami-based artist, who has established himself as one of the most versatile new stars in the fantasy/sf firmament. Building on his skill at rendering a subject in almost microscopic detail, Targete grounds images of the impossible in the mundane details of the real world: the texture of a granite boulder, the liquid sheen of a serpent's eye, the weight of a drawn sword. At the same time, he uses his understanding of the emotive value of light and abstraction to create covers that do more than represent a novel; they tell the story. Illumina follows Targete's early development as an artist and presents more than 100 of his most important paintings, including the Chesley Award-winning The Circle at Center and his paintings for the new Thieves World and Planet of the Apes series. In addition, he discusses the techniques he uses to capture the essence of a story in paint.

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Jean Pierre Targete is one of science fiction and fantasy's most sought after "series artists," famous for his visual storytelling gifts and flexible style. His paintings grace collectible plates, comic book cards and roleplaying games as well as innumerable covers for science fiction, fantasy, mystery and romance novels. In 2001, his cover painting for Douglas Niles' The Circle at Center won the Chesley Award for Best Cover Illustration (Paperback Book). Jean Marie Ward is the editor of Crescent Blues, an online magazine covering fiction, art and entertainment. Over the course of her writing carcer, her byline has appeared in everything from daily newspapers to Navy accounting journals, Paper Tiger's in-house newsletter and Science Fiction Weekly to Web-based fiction magazines. In 2003, her short story, "Most Dead Bodies in a Confined Space," will appear in the anthology Strange Pleasures 2, edited by John Grant and Dave Hutchinson.

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