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    Jules Verne: The Man Who Invented the Future by Franz Born illustrated by Peter P. Plasencia ©1964 Prentice-Hall, Inc.

    Great little book on the futurist Jules Verne, illustrated by Peter P. Plasencia, who, as you may recall, illustrated the wonderful Space Alphabet book. I love seeing how Peter utilized the gouache to create various depths of field by the use of the subtle shades of grey. All the while flattening the space within the composition. Superb work. Love it.

    Chimay Bleue, MRKIJI, Rocío Garro, and 119 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Rocío Garro 49 months ago | reply

      This is really nice!!!

    2. ctb59 49 months ago | reply

      So lively! The furniture is cool = )

    3. theappraiserlady 49 months ago | reply

      This is wonderful.

    4. Jill Howarth 49 months ago | reply

      Love the perspective

    5. Beelama 49 months ago | reply

      That's great! Yesterday was his birthday and I just started to read "Mysterious Island".

    6. Zetya Hardez 49 months ago | reply

      I do love the colorize. :) Cozy.

    7. bredlo 49 months ago | reply

      Hey Ward: are these 8 the entirety of the book's illustrations? If there are dozens more like this, I need to quickly head over to Abebooks (and just may anyhow).

    8. wardomatic 49 months ago | reply

      bredio, I'm afraid so. Sorry. Only 8 illustrations featured in this book. But they're pretty dang awesome to look at in real life, too.

    9. bredlo 49 months ago | reply

      Oh well... I may just grab a few of his others to share with the Flickr gang (in other words, pull my own weight around here a little). He did a book something about writing a report, and another about lemons, it looks like. The subject matter of this one, though, is wonderful.

    10. wardomatic 49 months ago | reply

      I have another one that Peter illustrated (besides the awesome Space Alphabet) and it was from the late-60s - The Winds of Weather. It looked like a rush job. I wasn't too impressed with it. It was part of that science series he did with A. Harris Stone. Simple lines with maybe a spot color here & there - looks like Peter's work evolved into a simpler style later on in the 60s and then the 70s. I'd much rather see more of his work in the early 60s.

    11. the doodlers 49 months ago | reply

      Thanks for putting up this one. It's dy-no-mite.

    12. Dyna Moe 49 months ago | reply

      It's so weird... like a Mary Blair world for serious, brooding grown-ups

    13. wardomatic 49 months ago | reply

      Who are hopelessly devoted to trying to write that one passage just so!

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