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Visions of the Victorian Future
A stunning, luxury, chunky, 240-page volume of the world's best steampunk artists and their remarkable. mind-warping visions of the Victorian future that – sadly – never was. This is art of a high order; once seen these images are never forgotten. From the remarkable oils of Vadim Voitekhovitch to the Empire-style steam-powered U-boat pens of Industrial Forest; from the gripping visuals of Kevin Mowrer's grand steampunk oeuvre to the orientalism of Vladimir Bondar; from the remarkable contraptions of Zephyr Chef to Remton's dirigible armadas in romantic-era cities. The sheer inventiveness will astound and delight. For those into steampunk this is a visual feast over which to pore again and again, capturing new details each time. For the steampunk maker or creator, it's a virtually endless source of ideas and inspiration. For everyone else, it is a testament to the power of the genre that, globally, goes from strength to strength. Our ambition was to create one of the most rewarding steampunk visual records out there. The mind-bending quality of the artists within means that we have, we think, got there. Includes a detailed introduction by Kevn Mowrer on the origins of the movement and its recent development, as well as biographies of each artist, sharing their evolution, engagement with steampunk aesthetics and their sources of inspiration.