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Quantumscapes: The Art of Stephan Martiniere [Paperback]

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Following Quantum Dreams, Quantumscapes is a stunning new visionary collection of sci-fi book cover paintings, commercial and film art, video game designs, and never before-seen artwork from the fantastic imagination of acclaimed artist Stephan Martiniere.

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Pages   95
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 8.75" Height: 11.75"
Weight:   1.18 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Dec 1, 2006
Publisher   Design Studio Press
ISBN  1933492511  
ISBN13  9781933492513  

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Stephan Martiniere was born May 3, 1962 in Paris, France. He attended high school at Chambre De Commerce Les Gobelins, one of the most renowned art schools in Paris. After art school he attended animation school, but halfway through he was hired by DIC Entertainment and moved to Japan to work on Inspector Gadget.

After settling in California, Stephan continued as Animation Director for DIC Entertainment, and directed hundreds of episodes of Where's Waldo and Dennis the Menace. His 5 half-hour musical specials for the show Madeline were nominated for an Emmy, and went on to win the Children's Hall of Fame Humanitas, A.C.T., and the Parents' Choice Award. Stephan also drew the Where's Waldo Sunday syndicated strip for 1994-1997.

His animation work lead him to Hollywood, where he designed for feature films such as Virus, The Astronaut's Wife, Red Planet, and I, Robot.

Stephan has also contributed concept designs for Motion Rides, Theme Parks. His clients have included Universal Studios (Jurassic Park ride), Paramount (Star Trek ride), Landmark and Rhythm & Hues.

He moved from Los Angeles, CA to Spokane, WA to work for Cyan, Inc. on Uru: Ages Beyond Myst from 2001-2004, and then moved to Chicago to work for Midway Games on Stranglehold from 2004-2007.

Martiniere has illustrated cards for the Magic: The Gathering collectible card game.

As of 2008, Stephan Martiniere resides in Dallas, Texas.

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Art > Other Media > Conceptual
2Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Artists, A-Z > General
3Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Graphic Design > Cartooning
4Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Graphic Design > Commercial > Illustration
5Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Graphic Design > Design > Books
6Books > Subjects > Computers & Internet > Graphics & Illustration > General

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Nice book, but ...  Jul 29, 2008
This is a nice slick looking book, but everyhing has the same look to it. Ambiguous shapes and colors in space. I wish there was more insight into the creation of each piece, such as programs used, image size, etc. Otherwise a nice book overall.
Book covers, video game art, and creature design collection  Apr 26, 2008
Stephan Martiniere is in demand for his bookcovers, character design and work in motion pictures. In this edition we get an expanded look at his creative process, as he shows us step by step how he works on a bookcover. He also gives us several alterate covers, and some explaination of why they were not choosen. I reccomend this book as well as his other book.
Very nice.  Jun 26, 2007
Quantumscapes, Martiniere's second book, is quite good. It has a good variety of artwork, from sci fi book covers to concept art for heaven. Images are clear and rich. The book itself is large, and is printed great quality paper. Binding is very good.

A great book. I recommend it over Quantum Dreams.
Good book but could be better  Apr 3, 2007
Not as good as the previous collection from Stephan Martiniere (Quantum Dreams) because there was too many sketches & and not more finished paintings. Also some paintings deserved to be reproduced in a bigger format.
The comments by Stephan Martiniere are very interesting though and I especially like the last chapter showing the various steps he went through to paint the image on the cover.
Excelente  Feb 26, 2007
Muy bueno y mejorando al anterior, Quantum Dreams, además de paisajes, personajes, bocetos y una muestra del trabajo paso a paso.

Totalmente recomendable

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