Hiroshi Unno was born in 1939 in Tokyo. Unno writes on art, cinema, music, urbanism, novels, flower arranging and more. Unno's recent titles released by PIE International: Avant-Garde Graphics in Russia, William Morris, Harry Clarke, Beautiful Book Design, The World of Mucha, and A Thousand and One Nights have gained recognition worldwide.
"One of the most unique and interesting books to cross my desk for
review this year"
--Sci-Fi Movie Page
"This book offers a never-before-seen level of historical analysis and illustrative detail in respect to fantasy art and literature."
"The greatest challenge readers will face is stopping themselves from tearing the pages out to plaster their walls with the beautiful artwork."
"If you like for your artbooks to actually teach you something rather than collect dust after you look through them once, The Art of Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Steampunk is for you."
"Heady stuff, this is a story meant to be told in pictures--hundreds of full-color reproductions of paintings, posters, storyboards, fairy-tale art, and more."
"I really enjoyed looking at all the images. Not only are they all fanciful, but they are all historic, as well. They tell a tale of how we've seen things through time."--Genre Traveler
"the book is a well-researched and informative history of fantasy art that explores how various art movements influenced it."
--Comic Book Movie.com
"This book is a delight for the eyes that also prompts you to think about the connectivity of artistic movements."
--The Nerdy Girl Express
"Not only was I pleasantly surprised by it, I'm happy to give it a permanent place in my library."
"If you fancy yourself a true connoisseur of steampunk, here's your new bible. The Art of Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Steampunk is a drop-dead gorgeous tome that will look just right next to your rusted gear collection."
"The wealth of artwork and information here must be applauded. If this book leads readers to search out other reproductions and connections, it will have done its job. Lovers of fantastic art and its antecedents will enjoy all the eye candy on view."
"As you delve deeper into its striking pages, you will realize how there is more at stake than just nostalgia....There is a lengthy introduction by Hiroshi Unno about the origins and evolution of gothic and steampunk in the various timelines of history."
"The depth of color and gorgeousness of this book's page design drags the reader deeper into the world Unno explains to readers, providing a memorable history of fantasy art that will long longer in your mind."
"offers a never-before-seen level of historical analysis and illustrative detail in respect to fantasy art and literature."
--The Fox Magazine