Bradbury: An Illustrated Life. A Journey to Far Metaphor

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A beautifully illustrated, oversized "visual biography" of American icon Ray Bradbury, featuring magazine illustrations, movie stills and posters, comics, letters/scripts, paintings, photos, book illustrations, and jackets from all aspects of Bradbury's illustrious creative life. BRADBURY: AN ILLUSTRATED LIFE is a unique and insightful look behind-the-scenes of Bradbury's career. Few have accomplished what Ray Bradbury has in one lifetime. Although known primarily as an author of essays, poetry, and fiction - he has published hundreds of stories that range from science fiction, fantasy and horror to mystery and detective - he has also made significant contributions to films, television, and the stage (he has won an Emmy and been nominated for the Oscar). He was creative consultant on the U.S. Pavilion at the 1964 New York World's Fair, and in 1982 he created the interior "metaphors" for Space Ship Earth at Disney World's Epcot Centre.

More than simply a lavishly illustrated coffee table art book, BRADBURY: AN ILLUSTRATED LIFE will explore the behind-the-scenes material of Ray's work - from childhood inspirations to his early days with the "pulps," to his involvement with EC Comics and on to his books and movie work. The art will be accompanied by insightful commentary by Jerry Weist, who has been a Bradbury pen pal since h was 15 years old, when he wrote Ray a fan letter. Ray Bradbury will provide the introduction.

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Book Description William Morrow & Company, 2002. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: In this lavishly illustrated labor of love, Jerry Weist -- Sotheby's fantasy and science fiction collectibles expert and longtime Ray Bradbury friend and collector -- gives us a unique "visual biography," a one-of-a-kind celebration of the life, career, and genius of one of America's most beloved literary giants.The works of Ray Bradbury have been read and revered for more than half a century. The winner of countless awards and accolades, including a Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters from the National Book Foundation, he has left a deeper, more enduring imprint on our times than most writers of his or any generation. The source of "The Martian Chronicles," father of "The Illustrated Man," and master brewer of "Dandelion Wine," Bradbury has penned stories, novels, stage plays, and screenplays that have long demonstrated the limitlessness of the human imagination and pure power of the word."Bradbury: An Illustrated Life" features magazine illustrations, movie stills and posters, comic book art, letters, scripts, book jackets, and paintings -- all expertly selected and insightfully explained -- that trace an incomparable artist's journey through the twentieth century and into the twenty-first. Here also are rare and illuminating gems from some of his renowned compatriots and collaborators, including excerpts from the journal of legendary director Fran ois Truffaut, written during the making of the motion picture version of Bradbury's. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0060011823

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