Book Review: Hardware: The Definitive SF Works of Chris Foss

Book Review: Hardware: The Definitive SF Works of Chris Foss

I managed to get this book from Amazon UK as it was released earlier there.

This book is an amazing value for money. It's a rather large art book and it's filled with all these wonderful art from Chris Foss, mainly from the 70s and 80s. Each page typically has around 1 to 4 illustrations and there are a total of 240 pages. That's a lot of work!

Chris Foss is an incredible sci-fi artist. There's a sense of realism that comes not just from how his works are painted, but also from the designs. For the ones that are printed full page, you can really check out the details that are put in. All are fully coloured and there are some line sketches as well.

There are lots of variety of spacecrafts featured, space stations, alien landscapes and cities, a few robots, some ships and planes. Chris Foss certainly made space more colourful with his colourful spacecrafts. Many of these work have appeared on sci-fi novels, and have also inspired sci-fi film designs.

It will take a while to go through this wonderful collection.

Highly recommended if you're into sci-fi art.

You can also check out more work at Chris Foss' website, www.chrisfossart.com

Hardware: The Definitive SF Works of Chris Foss is available at Amazon (US | CA | UK | DE | FR | IT | JP | CN) and Book Depository

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Best "Art of" book I've

Best "Art of" book I've bought in a while. I remember buying a whole series of scifi books when I was a kid back in the 80s just because it had his cool artwork on it! Now I have that same artwork in a real nice hardcover tome. ;-)

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