First published in 1818, Mary Wollestonecraft Shelley's Frankenstein, the Modern Prometheus is perhaps the most famous work of literature to deal with man's obsession with the creation of life itself, thereby taking supplanting God and nature.
In more recent times the theme has been taken further, particularly in the world of cinema and theatre, where special-effects artists have dreamed up automata, androids, and monstrous beings of all kinds.
Their experiments are virtual simulations of the divine creation of man, and as such reflect the obsessions, feelings and emotions of their creators.
Driven by the urge to recreate the spectacle of lifeA", these artists make their characters appear life-like and emergeA" from the film itself, so that they remain impressed on viewers' memory.
The photographs in this book illustrate the many ways that special-effects artists have recreated the human form with inanimate materials.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 93 pages
- Publisher: Five Continents Editions
- Publication Date: 01/09/2010
- Category: Art treatments & subjects
- ISBN: 9788874395408