First details revealed for Yoshitaka Amano: The Illustrated Biography Beyond the Fantasy

Amazon has put up listings for Yoshitaka Amano: The Illustrated Biography Beyond the Fantasy. If you are interested, you can preorder the art book/biography with the following links from the shopping website: Standard Edition and Limited Edition.

You can also check out what the Limited Edition includes below (via the aforementioned listing):

The 328-page Yoshitaka Amano: The Illustrated Biography–Beyond the Fantasy. This handsome, landscape-style hardback contains nearly 400 illustrations and photos from the incredible career of Final Fantasy designer Yoshitaka Amano.

An elegant 96-page landscape-style softcover with French flaps: Yoshitaka Amano–Paris Sketchbook, following the artist through the city in a photo essay, and collecting the sketches he made along the way.

A region-free Blu-ray (subtitled in English) with almost three hours of material: extensive discussions with Amano in his home, studio, and archives, as well as a “live draw” showing Amano’s exact technique from blank sheet to finished Vampire Hunter D painting!

Two mini-lithographs made by Amano exclusively for the Limited Edition.

An individually signed and numbered card from Amano!

You can also check out the product description for the book below:

A beautiful celebration of the life and imagery of Japan’s master of fantasy and science fiction art! This handsome, landscape-style hardback contains nearly 400 illustrations and photos from the incredible career of Final Fantasy designer Yoshitaka Amano.

But Beyond the Fantasy covers far more than just the famous game series. Amano’s artistic journey goes back to his first job in 1967–age 15, working on Speed Racer! From animator, to illustrator, to internationally exhibited painter, this biography is a look not only into the work of Amano’s life, but the influences, techniques, philosophy, and family that have nurtured it.

Yoshitaka Amano: The Illustrated Biography Beyond the Fantasy will be released on the 23rd of October in the North American region.