228 x 297 x 19mm
An extensively illustrated account of the life and work of this renowned and influential illustrative and fine artist.
Includes the surreal and visionary images that radically altered reader's perceptions of science fiction from the 1950s onwards.
Foreward by David G. Hartwell.
Credited with single-handedly revolutionising the look of science fiction, Richard Powers' moodily imaginative and distinctive style, replete with abstract and surrealist imagery, defined a coming of age for this literary genre during the Golden Era of paperback science fiction. Starting with his first appearance o Ballantine's paperbacks in the 1950s, his career spanned over four decades in which he produced jacket illustrations for over 1200 sf novels. Now widely regarded as the single most influential artist in the history of paperback illustrative art, Richard Powers is also considered a figure of towering stature in American twentieth-century fine art.