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Gurney, James 1958-

Overview
Works: 99 works in 209 publications in 4 languages and 9,120 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Drama  Television pilot programs  Film and video adaptations  Film adaptations  Fantasy fiction  Adventure stories 
Roles: Illustrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Conceptor, Honoree
Classifications: PZ7.G98158, [FIC]
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Publications about James Gurney
Publications by James Gurney
Most widely held works by James Gurney
Dinotopia : a land apart from time by James Gurney( Book )
25 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 2,512 libraries worldwide
In 1862, after being shipwrecked in uncharted seas, Professor Arthur Denison and his twelve-year-old son Will find themselves washed up on a strange island where people and dinosaurs live together peacefully. Reaching shore with the help of friendly dolphins, the Denisons find themselves on a strange island inhabited by dinosaurs and humans living together in a peaceful, cooperative society. So begins the story told through Professor Denison's detailed and enthusiastic journal. The two castaways have stumbled onto a kinder, gentler world where reptilian wisdom has a decidedly Zen flavor: "Breathe Deep. Seek Peace. Although we find every kind of dinosaur here, it is the humans who catch our attention--characters like Tok Timbu, a blue-eyed African descended from a Yoruba king, and Nallab the librarian, who looks like a wizard gone to seed. As father and son travel the terrain that is Dinotopia, Gurney's vision unfolds via spectacular paintings that illuminate the sweeping vistas of Waterfall City and Canyon City as well as the uncharacteristically sensitive faces of the dinosaur mentors. This is the kind of lap book that readers will pore over for hours, studying the intricate drawings of dinosaur hatcheries and ingenious gadgets of every kind. As satisfying a story as it is, we are still left wanting more, since a mystery remains about what Professor Denison discovered in the forbidden World Beneath
Dinotopia : the world beneath by James Gurney( Book )
11 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 1,529 libraries worldwide
Four years after being shipwrecked on the island of Dinotopia, sixteen-year-old Will Denison, now a Skybax Corps pilot, explores the skies over the island while his scientist father explores the legendary caverns of the World Beneath
Dinotopia by James Gurney( visu )
19 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,111 libraries worldwide
Two brothers crash land into a world where humans and dinosaurs coexist and interact in harmony
The Hand of Dinotopia by Alan Dean Foster( Book )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 627 libraries worldwide
Will and Sylvia search for the mysterious Hand of Dinotopia, which will supposedly lead to a safe sea route to and from the hidden island where people and dinosaurs live together peacefully
The artist's guide to sketching by James Gurney( Book )
2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 503 libraries worldwide
Offers suggestions on the materials used in sketching on-the-spot--how to sketch amid the elements, how to capture motion and mood, how to produce studies on nature, people, and the man-made world--and the uses of imagination
Dinotopia : journey to Chandara by James Gurney( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 413 libraries worldwide
After many years of searching, artist James Gurney has discovered a never-before-seen journal by the nineteenth-century explorer Arthur Denison in a used bookstore. Denison's previous travel accounts, published as Dinotopia: A land Apart from Time and Dinotopia: The World Beneath, introduced a lost island where dinosaurs and humans live together in peaceful interdependence. Now Professor Denison and his saurian companion, Bix, set out on a perilous journey to the long-forgotten empire of Chandara. The legendary capital of Dinotopia's east, Chandara has long been shrouded in mystery and was closed off in recent times from western traders and travelers. Several times in its nearly 6,000-year history, waves of invading saurians have tried to plunder the Chandara riches, but each group has been converted and absorbed by the magic of the city. The city borders the Zhengtao River. Concentric canals and broad avenues radiate like spokes around the central hub of the Imperial Palace. In this remote and lofty height lives the beloved and elusive emperor Hugo Khan
Color and light : a guide for the realist painter by James Gurney( Book )
7 editions published in 2010 in 3 languages and held by 317 libraries worldwide
Overview: James Gurney, New York Times best-selling author and artist of the Dinotopia series, follows Imaginative Realism with his second art-instruction book, Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter. A researched study on two of art's most fundamental themes, Color and Light bridges the gap between abstract theory and practical knowledge. Beginning with a survey of underappreciated masters who perfected the use of color and light, the book examines how light reveals form, the properties of color and pigments, and the wide variety of atmospheric effects. Gurney cuts though the confusing and contradictory dogma about color, testing it in the light of science and observation. A glossary, pigment index, and bibliography complete what will ultimately become an indispensible tool for any artist. This book is the second in a series based on his blog, gurneyjourney.com. His first in the series, Imaginative Realism, was widely acclaimed in the fantastical art world, and was ranked the #1 Bestseller on the Amazon list for art instruction. "James Gurney's new book, Color and Light, cleverly bridges the gap between artistic observation and scientific explanation. Not only does he eloquently describe all the effects of color and light an artist might encounter, but he thrills us with his striking paintings in the process." --Armand Cabrera, Artist
Imaginative realism : how to paint what doesn't exist by James Gurney( Book )
8 editions published in 2009 in 3 languages and held by 294 libraries worldwide
Overview: An award-winning fantasy artist and the creator of Dinotopia, James Gurney instructs and inspires in Imaginative Realism: How to Paint What Doesn't Exist. Renowned for his uncanny ability to incorporate amazing detail and imagination into stunningly realistic fantasy settings, James Gurney teaches budding artists and fans of fantasy art step-by-step the techniques that won him worldwide critical acclaim. This groundbreaking work examines the practical methods for creating believable pictures of imaginary subjects, such as dinosaurs, ancient Romans, alien creatures, and distant worlds. Beginning with a survey of imaginative paintings from the Renaissance to the golden Age of American illustration, the book then goes on to explain not just techniques like sketching and composition, but also the fundamentals of believable world building including archaeology, architecture, anatomy for creatures and aliens, and fantastic engineering. It concludes with details and valuable advice on careers in fantasy illustration, including video game and film concept art and toy design. More than an instruction book, this is the ultimate reference for fans of science fiction and fantasy illustration
Dinotopia : first flight by James Gurney( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 287 libraries worldwide
In the third book of the Dinotopia series, Will Denison reads of the adventures of Gideon Altaire, "the first person ever to fly on the giant pterosaur known as a skybax."--p. [1]
James Gurney : the world of dinosaurs by M. K Brett-Surman( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 218 libraries worldwide
Text and illustrations, based on James Gurney's art commissioned for the Postal Service dinosaur stamp series, introduce thirteen dinosaurs and three other creatures found in North America during the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods
Dinotopia audio adventure by Thomas M Lopez( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 127 libraries worldwide
Close your eyes, open your imagination, and be transported to Dinotopia, the only place in the world where dinosaurs and humans live side by side
James Gurney's Dinotopia : pop-up book by James Gurney( Book )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 107 libraries worldwide
Dinotopia the world beneath by James Gurney( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 82 libraries worldwide
Four years after being shipwrecked on the lost island of Dinotopia, sixteen-year-old Will Denison, now a fully trained Skybax Corps pilot, explores the skies over the island while his scientist father leads an expedition into the forgotten caverns of the legendary World Beneath
The world beneath by James Gurney( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
Dinotopia ZBS audio adventure by James Gurney( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
Four years after being shipwrecked on the lost island of Dinotopia, sixteen-year-old Will Denison, now a fully trained Skybax Corps pilot, explores the skies over the island while his scientist father leads an expedition into the forgotten caverns of the legendary World Beneath
Rogue Moon by Algis Budrys( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
The structure found on the moon was a grim mystery. There was no way of knowing who built it. The only certainty was that every man the scientists sent to explore the thing died - violently - within minutes
Dinotopia : un'isola fuori dal tempo by James Gurney( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in Italian and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Michaelmas by Algis Budrys( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Dinotopia by James Gurney( Book )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Dinotopia. the movie ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
A boy and a dinosaur join forces to bring peace to their village in this animated feature inspired by the popular television miniseries Dinotopia. Kex (voice of Alec Medlock) is a 12-year-old boy who, after the sinking of the ship he's boarded, is stranded on an uncharted island. To his surprise, Kex finds himself in a land called Dinotopia, where dinosaurs have not only survived and developed the ability to speak, they've learned to live in harmony with human beings. Kex is befriended by a young dinosaur named 26 (voice of Alyssa Milano), who teaches him about life on the island, but when the powerful Ruby Sunstone is stolen by Ogthar (voice of Malcolm McDowell), a notorious villain on the island, both the young boy and his reptilian pal find themselves in great danger
 
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Alternative Names
ガーニー, J
ガーニー, ジェームス
Languages
English (102)
French (3)
Danish (2)
Italian (2)
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