Saturday, June 28, 2008

A Lovecraft Retrospective

Millipede Press is pleased to announce A Lovecraft Retrospective: Artists Inspired by H.P. Lovecraft. This huge tome is four hundred pages long and features the work of over forty artists, including J.K. Potter, H.R. Giger, Raymond Bayless, Ian Miller, Virgil Finlay, Lee Brown Coye, Rowena Morrill, Bob Eggleton, Allen Koszowski, Mike Mignola, Michael Whelan, John Coulthart, Harry O. Morris, John Jude Palencar, and dozens of others, as well as twenty thousand words of original essays.

This is an art book unlike anything ever published. Many works have never before seen publication, many are printed as special multi-page fold-outs, and several have detail views. A thumbnail gallery allows you an overview of the entire contents of the book and provides notations on each artist, work title, publication information, size, and location.

Because of its sheer size and scope, A Lovecraft Retrospective will never be reprinted and will sell out very quickly. Twenty years down the road, people will be paying huge prices for this book because of its range and the quality of reproductions. This is the H.P. Lovecraft fan's dream come true.

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Ed here: I'm not a collector of art books. Not even an afficianado. But in the week I've had this book for review I've kept going back and back to it. The sweep of styles and subject matter by so many different masters is the equivalent of spending time in a fine gallery.

The interpretations of Lovecraft demonstrate the breadth of his influence on our culture. The introduction by Harlan Ellison is extradordinary even by his standards, a stunning examination of Lovecraft's work and importance.

At this price it's obvious you're not going to rush out and buy it. But for the serious Lovecraft reader and fan this is an essential part of any library.

The notion that buying it as an invesment is not just a sales ploy. This collection will be doublling and tripling in price within a few years.

There sure isn't anything else like it.

Check out Millipede Press website or to see a gallery of the paintings and illustrations.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh man, Ed, am I jealous that you got a review copy.... *drool*...

Of course being from NH, am a big Lovecraft fan, especially since I'm familiar with some of the settings, and have paid homage in a few of my short stories by having professors coming from Miskatonic University.

Sounds like a great book, but alas, unless a big-ass book contract comes my way soon, it's out of reach... for now...