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Dinotopia, A Land Apart from Time: 20th Anniversary Edition (Calla Editions)

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When James Gurney’s Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time first appeared in 1992, it was immediately hailed as a fully imagined world of the caliber of J. R. R. Tolkien’s. Gurney’s premise — of an undiscovered island where a race of mystical humans co-exists in harmony with intelligent dinosaurs — has been since reiterated over and over in numerous films and by scores of other writers. Now, Calla Editions brings Gurney’s spectacular artistry to a new generation in this 20th anniversary edition. Digitally re-rendered from the original transparencies, Gurney’s dramatic panoramas of Dinotopia and close-up character studies of its inhabitants — both human and saurian — take on new vitality. And as a tale of high adventure and discovery told as entries and sketches in journal form, Dinotopia presents a shipwrecked visitor’s glimpse into an imagined social order, a culture, and even a cooperative interspecies technology that will satisfy lovers of fantasy and science fiction of all persuasions. This edition includes a new Afterword written by author James Gurney as well as a special section of behind-the-scenes studies and maquettes he used in developing his paintings.


From the Publisher

JAMES GURNEY’S DINOTOPIA!

Imagine… an isolated island inhabited by shipwrecked humans and dinosaurs who have learned to coexist peacefully as a single symbiotic society. The creation of writer/illustrator James Gurney, the fantastical journey that is Dinotopia began as an illustrated children’s book called Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time (1992). Its cross-over success to both children and adults led James Gurney to write and illustrate three more books called Dinotopia: The World Beneath (1995), Dinotopia: First Flight (1999) and Dinotopia: Journey to Chandara (2007). The plot of the main Dinotopia books concerns Arthur Denison and his son, Will, and the various people they meet in their travels in Dinotopia. Beginning in 2012, Dover Publications proudly began reissuing 20th anniversary deluxe hardcover editions of the first 3 landmark books, as well as the 4th book, reissued 10 years after its initial 2007 release.

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About The Author

Before writing and illustrating Dinotopia, James Gurney painted reconstructions of ancient civilizations for National Geographic magazine. He has illustrated seventeen stamps for the U.S. Postal Service, including The World of Dinosaurs. His Dinotopia artwork has won the Hugo, Chesley, Spectrum, and World Fantasy Awards and has been exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution, the Norman Rockwell Museum, and the Delaware Art Museum. His most recent books, Imaginative Realism: How to Paint What Doesn’t Exist (2009) and Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter (2010), are based on his daily blog, gurneyjourney.blogspot.com. The weblog is for illustrators, plein-air painters, sketchers, comic artists, animators, art students, and writers. You’ll find practical studio tips, insights into the making of the Dinotopia books, and first-hand reports from art schools and museums.

More About The Books

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Dinotopia: A Land Apart From Time

Digitally re-rendered from the original transparencies, this 20th anniversary deluxe hardcover edition takes the bestselling tale of mystical humans and intelligent dinosaurs to a new generation. 192 pp.

Includes a new Afterword by Gurney as well as a special section of behind-the-scenes studies. (1606600222)

Dinotopia: The World Beneath

This deluxe hardcover edition of the sequel to A Land Apart From Time recounts the adventures of a band of human and dinosaur explorers. 192 pp.

More than 160 full-color illustrations plus new hand-illustrated calligraphy, Foreword, plus behind-the-scenes studies. (1606600338)

Dinotopia: First Flight

Gurney takes us back to Dinotopia’s ancient past, where the empire of Poseidos is about to capture the peaceful dinosaurs by using robotic technology.112 pp.

This expanded deluxe hardcover anniversary edition features a wealth of all-new material by the author. (1606600575)

Dinotopia: Journey To Chandara

Professor Denison and Bix, his dinosaur companion, are ready to set off on a perilous journey to the forbidden empire of Chandara. Brimming with magnificent full-color illustrations, this lavish deluxe hardcover edition will enchant readers of all ages. 192 pp.

Includes a new, behind-the-scenes featurette. (1606601008)

Publisher‏:‎Calla Editions; 20th Anniversary edition (November 17, 2011)
Language‏:‎English
Hardcover‏:‎192 pages
ISBN-10‏:‎1606600222
ISBN-13‏:‎978-1606600221
Reading age‏:‎9 – 12 years
Item Weight‏:‎2.76 pounds
Dimensions‏:‎10.37 x 0.44 x 9.63 inches

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