logo
Wrong email address or username
Wrong email address or username
Incorrect verification code
Alive in Shape and Color: 16 Paintings by Great Artists and the Stories They Inspired - Lawrence Block, Jeffery Deaver, Joyce Carol Oates, Nicholas Christopher, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Michael Connelly, Joe R. Lansdale, S.J. Rozan, Craig Ferguson, Gail Levin, Sarah Weinman, Jonathan Santlofer, Warren Moore, Thomas Pluck, David Morrell, Justin Scott, Lee Chi
Alive in Shape and Color: 16 Paintings by Great Artists and the Stories They Inspired
by: (author) (author) (author) (author) (author) (author) (author) (author) (author) (author) (author) (author) (author) (author) (author) (author) (author) (editor)
3.00 10
In his brilliant follow-up to In Sunlight or In Shadow, Lawrence Block has gathered together the best talent from popular fiction to produce an anthology as inventive as it is alluring, including Joyce Carol Oates, Lee Child, Michael Connelly, David Morrell, and Jeffery Deaver. Even before... show more
In his brilliant follow-up to In Sunlight or In Shadow, Lawrence Block has gathered together the best talent from popular fiction to produce an anthology as inventive as it is alluring, including Joyce Carol Oates, Lee Child, Michael Connelly, David Morrell, and Jeffery Deaver. Even before Lawrence Block could rest on his laurels from In Sunlight or In Shadow, a question arose. What would he do for an encore? Any number of artists have produced evocative work, paintings that could trigger a literary response. But none came to mind who could equal Hopper in turning out canvas after canvas. If no single artist could take Hopper’s place, how about a full palette of them? Suppose each author was invited to select a painting from the whole panoply of visual art―From the cave drawings at Lascaux to a contemporary abstract canvas on which the paint has barely dried. And what a dazzling response! Joyce Carol Oates picked Le Beaux Jours by Balthus. Warren Moore chose Salvador Dali’s The Pharmacist of Ampurdam Seeking Absolutely Nothing. Michael Connelly, who sent Harry Bosch to Chicago for a close look at Nighthawks, has a go at The Garden of Earthly Delights by Harry’s namesake Hieronymous Bosch. S. J. Rozan finds a story in Hokusai’s The Great Wave, while Jeffery Deaver’s "A Significant Find” draws its inspiration from―yes―those prehistoric cave drawings at Lascaux. And Kristine Kathryn Rusch moves from painting to sculpture and selects Rodin. In artists ranging from Art Frahm and Norman Rockwell to René Magritte and Clifford Still, the impressive concept goes on to include Thomas Pluck, Sarah Weinman, David Morrell, Craig Ferguson, Joe R. Lansdale, Jill D. Block, Justin Scott, Jonathan Santlofer, Gail Levin, Nicholas Christopher, and Lee Child, with each story accompanied in color by the work of art that inspired it. Illustrated with 16 color plates
show less
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781681775616 (1681775611)
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
Bookstores:
Community Reviews
Char's Horror Corner
Char's Horror Corner rated it
3.0 Alive in Shape and Color, edited by Lawrence Block
Unfortunately, I did not enjoy this collection as much as I did last year's: IN SUNLIGHT OR IN SHADOW, which contained stories centered around the art of Edward Hopper. This time around, the authors got to choose whichever artist/painting they liked, upon which to base their stories. If you had to...
Books by Gail Levin
Books by Jill D. Block
Books by Lee Child
Books by Justin Scott
Books by David Morrell
Books by Thomas Pluck
Books by Warren Moore
Books by Jonathan Santlofer
Books by Sarah Weinman
Books by Craig Ferguson
Books by S.J. Rozan
Books by Joe R. Lansdale
Books by Michael Connelly
Books by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Books by Nicholas Christopher
Books by Joyce Carol Oates
Books by Jeffery Deaver
Books by Lawrence Block
On shelves
Share this Book
Need help?