A collection of palaeoartworks in a letter-sized (21.59 x 27.94 cm), full-colour paperback with 108 pages of text and imagery, and over 90 bits of artwork. This is a SIGNED copy of the book, and a little more expensive than the unsigned edition (£26, available from the shop at Lulu.com). If you have any requests for a sketch along with my signature, please let me know when you place your order.
From the back cover:
The ‘Age of Reptiles’, formally known as the Mesozoic Era, gave rise to some of the most spectacular animals in Earth’s history: dinosaurs, flying pterosaurs and marine reptiles, as well as many spectacular but less familiar species, such as the crane-necked Tanystropheus, hindlimb-glider Sharovipteryx, and our own diverse mammalian ancestors. Recreating an Age of Reptiles explores the Mesozoic Era through paintings of familiar extinct species as well as lesser seen subjects: burrowing dinosaurs, giant vampire squids and enormous, predatory flying reptiles. Details of the artistic process, scientific grounding and collaborations between researchers explain how each image was created, and discussions of the methods and goals of ‘palaeoartistry’ - the recreation of extinct animals and landscapes in art - explores the flexible boundaries between science and art when restoring ancient worlds.