We have today a quite excellent book: From the Pen of Paul: The Fantastic Images of Frank R. Paul. Paul is generally considered the father of modern science fiction art. The works he is most famous for are the covers he did for Amazing Stories and subsequent similar pulp paper magazines.
This book is quite a wonderful introduction to the world of Paul, pretty complete, includes bibliography and lots of texts by people like Arthur C. Clarke, Jerry Weist and Forrest J. Ackerman. Mine is a hardcover deluxe edition and it comes in a slipcase and a signed page at the beginning (signed by editor Stephen D. Korshak and Jerry Weist). 144 pages.
There is lots of text, and pretty good it is, about Paul, his life, interests and career, together with the contributions of the other authors. We have a gallery featuring lots of Paul´s covers and also some of his other kind of works are included as well as many photographs of the man.
As far as I know there is no more “Art Of” about Paul book available (though I read there is one coming), so this is really the must have book about him. Also it is of great printing quality, excellent paper and binding so this comes with my highest recommendation.
I bought this at Bud Plant one of the best art books shops in the world. There are 3 editions: super deluxe, deluxe and regular, and of course the price varies. The super deluxe has more art and stuff but is almost 400 bucks.
Anyway, get it!
In the next post we go to Russia.