Clive Barker Imaginer Limited Hardcover Art Book Volumes 5 - DINGED COPY

Dinged copy of Volume 5 of the Imaginer art book. The corners/edges of the spine have dings but the book is unread and in otherwise great shape still in its original shrink wrap mostly! Clive Barker's Imaginer Volume 5 includes Imaginer Paintings & Drawings in an oversized trade hardcover and limited to 1,000 copies.

Over the course of the 200 pages, Volume Five features text and archival material by Phil & Sarah Stokes and newly-captured images of Clive's large-scale and vibrant canvases. Volume 5 newly incorporates 10 gatefolds, allowing us to showcase triptychs in all their glory! Limited to 1,000 copies, hardcover 10 x 13", Smyth sewn / square backed with black head and tail bands and includes A4 mini-poster. 


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."

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