Illustrated by Syd Mead. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. 4062015250. Color Illustrations; 11 1/2 x 11 1/2; 168 pages; Soft cover has shelf wear, rubbing/scuffing, previous owner's name blacked out on front end paper. DJ has rubbing/scuffing, nicking, shelf wear; in a mylar cover. Stitched in pages are clean and tight. Laid in is a 4 page brochure from Oblagon publishing, about Syd Mead Techno Fastasy Art, a 32 pp color catalog from a solo exhibition at "Tokyo's prestigious Seibu [Ginza] Department Store". Text in book is dual Japanese/English. Lavishly illustrated with 100+ lush, breath taking, color and b/w drawings, some double page. "Syd Mead (born 1933), is a "visual futurist" and concept artist. He is best known for his designs for science-fiction films such as Blade Runner, Aliens and Tron. Of his work, Mead was once moved to comment: "I've called science fiction 'reality ahead of schedule. ' " Mead got his start in the automotive industry and his visions of style and possibilities have been seen in art shows, movies, video games, etc. He is constantly evolving his style and setting trends. The book is divided into sections: Intro, with a bography section; Industrial Design; Fantasy; Motion Pictures; Drawings/Sketches; Key to Plates; Credits.
Fine. 4to-over 9¾-12" tall Like new copy preserved in a clear vinyl covering with wrap-around band intact. Flat spine has no cracks or creasing. Price on back 3500 yen. Dual language: Japanese and English. Beautiful collector grade copy. Copyright date printed in book is 1985 but all other sellers list 1996 as publication date. Not being able to read Japanese, I cannot determine what edition this book is, but there is no date in the book later than 1985.
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