Category: Art & Photography|
The author of the book: Jeremy Frommer
Format files: PDF, EPUB, TXT, DOCX
The size of the: 4.74 MB
Edition: powerHouse Books,U.S.
Date of issue: 12 June 2014
Description of the book "The Mind's Eye: The Art of Omni":"Omni" was a jewel among popular science magazines of its era (1978-1998). "Science Digest," "Science News," "Scientific America," and "Discover" may have all been selling well to armchair scientists, but "Omni" masterfully blended cutting edge science news and science fiction, flashy graphic design, a touch of sex, and the images of a generation of artists completely free and unburdened by the disciplines of the masters. Created by the legendary Bob Guccione, better known for founding "Penthouse" than perhaps any of the other facets of his inspired career in business, art, and literature, Guccione handpicked the artists and illustrators that contributed to the PDF "Omni" legacy--they in turn created works ignited by passion and intellect, two of Guccione's principal ideals. "The Mind's Eye: The Art of Omni" is the very first publication to celebrate in stunning detail the exceptional science fiction imagery of this era in an oversized format. "The Mind's Eye" contains 185 images from contributing "Omni" artists including John Berkey, Chris Moore, H.R. Giger, Rafal Olbinski, Ralle, Tsuneo Sanda, Hajime Sorayama, Robert McCall, and Colin Hay among many more, along with quotes from artists, contributors, writers, and critics. "Omni" lived in a time well before the digital revolution ePub. The images you see on these pages have taken years to track down and brought the editors in touch with many esteemed artists, amazing photographers and dusty storage lockers. Their quest is far from over; you'll notice an almost decade-long gap in the material, the contents of which were either lost or destroyed. Efforts to search throughout the universe for any images will continue and will be shared with the world at the all-things-"Omni" website, omnireboot.com. Stay tuned... Collected in book form for the first time ever, the striking art from PDF this extraordinary magazine will delight fans who remember seeing the work years ago and newcomers interested in the unique aesthetic of this genre's biggest artists. ""Omni" was a magazine about the future. From 1978 to 1998 "Omni" blew minds by regularly featuring extensive Q&As with some of the top scientists of the 20th century--E.O. Wilson, Francis Crick, Jonas Salk--tales of the paranormal, and some of the most important science fiction to ever see magazine publication: William Gibson's genre-defining stories 'Burning Chrome' and 'Johnny Mnemonic, ' Orson Scott Card's 'Unaccompanied Sonata, ' novellas by Harlan Ellison and ePub George R. R. Martin, 'Thanksgiving, ' a postapocalyptic tale by Joyce Carol Oates--even William S. Burroughs graced its pages." --"Vice" magazine, Motherboard ""Omni" is not a science magazine. It is a magazine about the future..."Omni" was sui generis. Although there were plenty of science magazines over the years..."Omni" was the first magazine to slant all its pieces toward the future. It was fun to read and gorgeous to look at." --Ben Bova, six-time Hugo award winner
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