About this project
A collection of dynamic artworks from the hand of one of the most influential creative minds of the last fifty years.
“If people want to know who I am or where I get my ideas from or why I write the things that I do, IMAGINER is the answer to that question."
-Clive Barker, The Hollywood Reporter, 22 Aug 2014
IMAGINER: THE ART OF CLIVE BARKER, VOLUME TWO
LIMITED EDITION OF 1,000 HARDCOVER BOOKS (will not be reprinted)
PLUS 100 special Signed and Numbered Bookplate editions.
Please note: if the preorders are above 1000/100 we will raise the quantity ONLY for the Kickstarter, announce accordingly at the close of the campaign, and the books will be completely "sold out" at the Kickstarter's close. This is the only way that we can figure out how to navigate using this open platform and making certain previous pledgers aren't shut out: but you only have until Halloween to guarantee a copy enters your library!
"I think of myself as somebody who is reporting from a world of dreams."
-Clive Barker, interview for Barnes and Noble, Fall 2002.
ABOUT THE FIRST VOLUME:
'Hellraiser' Creator Reflects on Decades Worth of Influental Visual Art (The Hollywood Reporter)
Inside Clive Barker (The Advocate)
Clive Barker's Artwork Book is Available! (MoviePilot)
CLIVE BARKER: IMAGINER, VOLUME TWO
For over twenty years the imagination of Clive Barker has been hailed as a genius by a generation of creatives including such notable visionaries as Stephen King and Guillermo del Toro. But where does Clive Barker find his primal inspiration?
Clive has said from his first interviews that he keeps a brush and ink next to his bed to capture fragments of dreams, and that his stories originate as visuals first- the works on canvas are more often than not Clive's inital introduction to the characters and universes that he then picks up a pen to illuminate. The most recent example of this is his world of Abarat:
"I'm painting these pictures in the expectation that... interesting, strange characters and landscapes will come into my mind and into my mind's eye and appear on the canvas through the brush. There is something willfully strange about this process- that you stand back at the end of a night's work and you look at something and you say, 'Where did that come from?' I mean, I'm not the only artist who does that - lots of artists do that, I know. And it's been wonderful because if I had created Abarat from words- if I'd written Abarat and then illustrated it... it would not be anything like as rich or as complex or as contradictory a world as it is. Because this is a world which has been created from dream visions... What I'm doing is finding stories that match the shape of my dreams."
IMAGINER 1 was the first comprehensive volume documenting the artwork of Clive Barker; the format of IMAGINER 2 is identical- with all new words and images. Featuring over 75 artworks and 208 pages, the book will be a gorgeous large format of 10" x 13" inches. The book is composed of entirely ALL NEW and ULTRA HIGH RESOLUTION image captures, painstakingly color corrected to the original paintings. The detail is impeccable, and Clive flatteringly described the difference in the detail and accuracy of the new captures to any previously printed ones as the difference between "chalk and cheese".
This is an art book of the highest quality, and is being created with the utmost attention to detail to present the artwork as though you were witnessing the paintings in person.
The purest, most direct path from the raw creative mind of Clive Barker to our world is through his artworks. We are in the process of exhuming and documenting a lifetime of genius; these artworks are the origin points of characters we recognize, and hold hints of stories yet to come. ALL PROFITS FROM IMAGINER and our EDITION PRINTS will be put directly towards the archiving of the artworks, journals, and manuscripts of Clive Barker.
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