Yoshitaka Amano: The Illustrated Biography – Beyond the Fantasy by Florent Gorges
Hardcover – Dark Horse – Nov 2018 – 328 pages
Yoshitaka Amano: The Illustrated Biography—Beyond the Fantasy is a beautiful celebration of the life and imagery of Japan’s master of fantasy and science fiction art! This handsome, landscape-style hardback contains nearly 400 illustrations and photos from the incredible career of Final Fantasy designer Yoshitaka Amano. But Beyond the Fantasy covers far more than just the famous game series. Amano’s artistic journey goes back to his first job in 1967—age 15, working on Speed Racer! From animator to illustrator, to internationally exhibited painter, this biography is a look not only into the work of Amano’s life, but the influences, techniques, philosophy, and family that have nurtured it.
DreamHaven regulars will also know Amano from his beautiful illustrations for Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman: The Dream Hunters.