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Book Review: Parallel Lines Peter Elson and Chris Moore
24-03-2012, 11:33 PM
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Book Review: Parallel Lines Peter Elson and Chris Moore
This is my first Art Book review, so please be nice people!
The version being reviewed is the Hardback edition which I acquired after purchasing the Board book edition by mistake of Amazon.

Contrary to the Amazon listing, there is a Hardback edition of this book although it is considerably more expensive and harder to acquire than the Board book that Amazon lists. So I would recommend that you shop around carefully on ebay or abebooks to find the correct edition. Regarding the Board book, there is little to no difference between it and what one would describe as a paperback.

Content wise both editions are identical, so it is left to the buyer's preference to choose which edition is worth buying. Personally I would recommend the Hardback version, as it is afforded with a sturdier binding. It should also be noted that the Hardback was issued without a dust jacket, so no need to panic if yours arrives without it!

More work by the Artists can be viewed on Peter Elson's website and Chris Moore's webpage. Unfortunately Peter Elson is no longer with us, having passed away unexpectedly in 1999 however, Chris Moore is still going strong, with a recent(ish) publication The Journeyman from 2000.

Product details
Board book/Hardback: 96 pages
Publisher: Dragon's Dream (10 July 1981)
ISBN-13: 978-9063327910
Product Dimensions:29.2 x 21.3 x 1.3 cm
Contributing Artists and Number of Images: Peter Elson (31) and Chris Moore (30)



About 95% of the artwork in this book is given a full page to itself, and in addition, there are 8 double page spreads, which really help the artwork to standout.

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Overall, I would highly recommend this book to any fans of Sci-Fi or Fantasy art.
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30-03-2012, 08:34 PM
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RE: Book Review: Parallel Lines Peter Elson and Chris Moore
Thanks for the review. The illustrations somehow remind me of Chris Foss's art.

http://parkablogs.com/content/book-revie...chris-foss
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31-03-2012, 07:51 PM
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RE: Book Review: Parallel Lines Peter Elson and Chris Moore
(30-03-2012 08:34 PM)parka Wrote:  Thanks for the review. The illustrations somehow remind me of Chris Foss's art.

http://parkablogs.com/content/book-revie...chris-foss
A lot of British sci-fi paperback cover art from the 70s to early 80s was a direct copy of his style, although rather unfairly I believe some of these artists got branded as Chris Foss knockoffs, as their later work at least in my opinion surpassed his earlier output. As a result of this, collections of their later work (post 80s) are almost none existent.
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