- 出版社: Design Studio Press (2010年10月1日)
- 平装: 176页
- 语种： 英语
- ISBN: 1933492481
- 条形码: 9781933492483
- 商品尺寸: 28.6 x 1.9 x 29.2 cm
- 商品重量: 1.2 Kg
- ASIN: 1933492481
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Syd Mead's Sentury (英语) 平装 – 2010年10月1日
Syd Mead (b. 1933 in St. Paul, Minnesota) is a widely celebrated industrial designer, illustrator and "visual futurist," known as the designer of cityscapes and vehicles for motion pictures, including Blade Runner, Tron, Star Trek - The Motion Picture and Mission to Mars. After graduation from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Mead worked briefly as an auto stylist for Ford Motor Company. For US Steel, he designed and illustrated books that envision the use of steel in future societies. In addition to his legendary work in motion pictures, Mead has executed many extraordinary projects, including a futuristic pavilion he designed for the Spaceship 2056 roller coaster in Japan, 750+ interior spaces in the Middle East, a yacht for Donald Trump and a custom interior for a privately owned Boeing 747. Syd Mead's work is the subject of numerous books and DVDs, and he has been honored for his contributions to architecture, automotive design and cinematic special effects.
Many consider Syd Mead to be one of, if not the most influential technical illustrator/artist/creative minds alive today. He has influenced 2 generations of movie art directors, game designers and illustrators and continues to captivate and amaze those with an interest in the future and all the visual changes it will continue to bring.
For many people learning the "art" of industrial design it can be a daunting task analyzing what it is that makes a great design. A finished Mead painting is so complex and well executed that it can obscure the process behind it and hypnotize you into entering the world. Indeed they are at a real world level of detail, so to have a book so crammed full of line drawings in addition to the finished paintings is an absolute godsend. There are examples of design evolution for several projects, my personal favourite being a massive spread of futuristic two tone car sketches that I wish I could drive, along with the Model T redesign and a drilling vehicle.
Needless to say (but I'll say it anyway), the lightcycle design from TRON 2.0 is superb and a great reminder of how timeless the style of this master can be.
I had high expectations for this release and it has not disappointed in any way.
The artwork is amazing and Design Studio Press has done an awesome job with color printing etc. The book is divided into the following chapters:
Drawings and Graphics
I've been a fan of his work since Blade Runner and if you are thinking of getting this, I would go ahead do so. Once his books/titles go out of print, they become very expensive. I can imagine that this title would be enjoyable/inspirational to many creative types.