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Book Summary of Sorayama Masterworks

The complete works of the acclaimed illustrator best-known for his sexy robots A reference catalog to Sorayama's rich and highly detailed work, this thorough volume presents many new illustrations and is beautifully printed to showcase his extraordinary talent, wondrous imagination, and impeccable skill.

LIST PRICE: $50

AMAZON PRICE: $31.50

448 PAGES/7.125" x 9.25"

Hajime Sorayama

Hajime Sorayama (空山基, Sorayama Hajime, born February 22, 1947) is a Japanese illustrator, known for his precisely detailed, erotic airbrush portrayals of women and feminine robots.

Hajime Sorayama was born in 1947 in Imabari, Ehime prefecture, Japan.[1] He received his basic education at Imabari Kita High School. In 1965 he was admitted to the Shikoku Gakuin University,[2] where he began to study Greek and English literature.[3] In 1967, after the publication of his first work, Pink Journal, he transferred to Tokyo's Chuo Art School where he began to study art.

Sorayama graduated in 1968 at the age of 21, and gained an appointment in an advertising agency. He became a freelance illustrator in 1972.[4] In 1978 he drew his first robot. He resides in Tokyo.[5]

Sorayama's work Sexy Robot, published by Genko-sha in 1983,[6] made his organic robotic forms famous around the world. For the work, he used ideas from pin-up art, which in the book then appear as chrome-plated gynoids in suggestive poses. His next book, Pin-up (Graphic-sha, 1984), continue in the same line. A number of his other works similarly revolve around figures in suggestive poses, including highly realistic depictions in latex and leather. His pinups appeared frequently in the pages of Penthouse magazine.

In 1985 Sorayama published the video Illustration Video,[7] his first work apart from the books of illustrations. This includes works in the movies "Brain Dead" (1992), "Time Cop" (1994) and "Space Trucker" (1995), design of trading cards, limited edition prints, CD Roms, art exhibitions and the initial industrial design for Sony's AIBO robotic pet.[8]

From 1985 to 2010 has been a very busy period for Sorayama who is releasing his new book Master Works in late spring of 2010. There were some important issues of cloudy title and copyright matters that may be understood from reading news reports, PACER court records and this fully referenced article [http://knol.google.com/k/art-sorayama-v-tamara-bane-gallery-and-robert-bane# ] which details the art fraud case of Sorayama V. Tamara Bane Gallery and Robert S. Bane. For more specific information, one may contact the official [website http://www.sorayama.net]

MORE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hajime_Sorayama

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