ATG Quirkies: The Evolution of the Future – Through Sci-Fi Book Covers

amazing-stories-magazineAccording to Scott Beauchamp writing in the The Atlantic, seeing how artists’ depictions of the future have evolved is as easy asrifling through a vintage paperback store – at least if your in the science fiction section.

It’s all there from “space cartoons to space psychedelia” with rockets and spaceships, Martians attacking the Earth, and images by established artists like Paul Klee, Max Ernst, and Wassily Kandinsky sandwiched in between.

Admittedly, due to digitalization cover art is no longer as relevant as it once was but Mr. Beauchamp argues that one look at a visually stunning science-fiction movie or at high fashion shows that it has survived “by diffusing itself through our entire culture.”

(Thanks, as always, to John Riley of Gabriel Books for providing ATG Quirkies!)

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