Clive Barker Imaginer Bundle

Clive Barker Imagine Art Book Bundle Featuring Volumes 2 and 3

Clive Barker's Imaginer Bundle comes with both Imaginer Paintings & Drawings Volumes 2 and 3 in oversized trade hardcover limited to 1,000 copies each and includes Clive Barker's The Midnight Meat Train Special Definitive Edition ebook as a free bonus download.

Volume 2 of the Imaginer series - the ongoing presentation of brand new ultra-high-resolution digital capture images of Clive Barker’s artwork in a deluxe hardback format.

Over the course of its 200 pages, Imaginer Volume 3 features an afterword by the influential and hugely talented dark artist, Chet Zar, text and archival material by Phil & Sarah Stokes and newly-captured images of Clive's large-scale and vibrant canvases.

About Clive Barker's Imaginer Paintings & Drawings Series

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."

Product Information: Published by Century Guild/Clive Barker Archive. Dinged bundles $100 off retail price due to dinged/bent corners on both books.

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