The Art of Ian Miller

ianmillerTitan Books collects various art pieces done by artist Ian Miller in this book, The Art of Ian Miller.  You might be asking who is Ian Miller?  Well, if you ever find yourself in the fantasy section at the bookstore, most of those Ray Bradbury and HP Lovecraft book covers of wizards, monsters, castles and alien worlds were illustrated by Ian Miller.

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ianmiller01The Art of Ian Miller covers illustrations throughout his incredibly long career.  The 160 pages are jammed with beautifully reprinted art pieces on glossy paper stock.  Ian Miller also teams up with author Tom Whyte to put down in words his thoughts and reflections of his many illustrated pieces.  As a amateur artist myself, I always wondered how artists interpret the writer’s story into art?  It was very insightful as Ian Miller explains how he does it by not just taking an author’s book in whole, but by dissecting everything, taking important words, cutting text, making outlines and then connecting everything to form and shape the art to the author’s story.

ianmiller02It’s not just about the cool dragons, floating castle cities and monsters, but a look at a method to the madness and how Ian Miller creates these art pieces.  There is also insight Foreword by Brian Sibley about Ian Miller’s career and art-style.  So next time you’re at the bookstore, you pick-up a Ray Bradbury or HP Lovecraft book and look at the art, you’ll know who the artist is – Ian Miller.

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Hardbound Title:  The Art of Ian Miller

Author:  Ian Miller & Tom Whyte

Art:  Ian Miller

Publisher:  Titan Books

MSRP:  $34.95USD

Available:  April 11, 2014

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