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#224256 - 09/10/08 09:58 AM Whither Loomis?
Strenuous Teddy Offline
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Anyone have an update on the new Creative Illustration printing? It was available for preorder on Amazon but has now disappeared. All that's listed are the old used copies. Delayed? Canceled?

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#224257 - 09/12/08 07:31 PM Re: Whither Loomis?
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http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?p=1907160

Quote:
Originally posted by Kai H:
I recieved mail from titan books. And they said that the date had been postponed, but its going to be released afterall. Theyll uppdate the information on the amazon site.
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#224258 - 09/13/08 09:01 AM Re: Whither Loomis?
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That's a relief. Thanks!

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#224259 - 09/13/08 08:44 PM Re: Whither Loomis?
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Quote:
Originally posted by Strenuous Teddy:
That's a relief. Thanks!
I know. I'm really looking forward to this book too. I hope it works out.
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#529798 - 11/25/08 05:42 PM Re: Whither Loomis? [Re: Jerry Best]
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Thank you for your email regarding the Titan Books reprint of Andrew Loomis’ Creative Illustration. Unfortunately, due to rights issues, the release date of this book has been postponed until further notice. We will update Amazon and other retailers with the new publication date as soon as possible and apologise for the disappointment and inconvenience. In response to your second enquiry, we have tentative plans to reprint the entire Loomis series, however this depends on the fate of the aforementioned rights. Hope this answers your questions.


The rights holders have been notorious with keeping this book from seeing print. a few publishers have tried over the years and have not been able to get the rights. I think Walt Foster books have been able to use excerpts of figure drawing for all it's worth, but they cotnain no useful information included in the original book.


I did a little digging and it's said the Loomis family hasn't been intrested in promoting his legacy as an artist.

IMO, the family seems to want to erase Loomis legacy as an artist. With the exception of a handful of paintings which loomis gave to a neighbor the family holds most of his paintings. They refuse to lend them for exhibits or to grant rights to have his educational books reprinted.



Don't expect to see this book reprinted.


Edited by charlie (11/25/08 06:14 PM)

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#529803 - 11/25/08 07:23 PM Re: Whither Loomis? [Re: charlie]
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That's sad to hear. I just found a few samples of Loomis's work online, and it is all excellent.

I wonder what the family's motivation is, but i don't imagine we'll ever really know.

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#530341 - 12/04/08 07:45 AM Re: Whither Loomis? [Re: Peter Urkowitz]
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If you look hard enough you can find the whole thing in pdf form online.
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#530464 - 12/05/08 09:42 AM Re: Whither Loomis? [Re: snoid]
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I have digital copies (but thanks for bringing it up) but I'd much prefer to have a bound paper copy at hand.


Edited by Strenuous Teddy (12/05/08 09:45 AM)

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#530805 - 12/10/08 02:54 PM Re: Whither Loomis? [Re: Strenuous Teddy]
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The digital copies i found with the exception of the chapter on Line which is clearly reproduced are horrible quality, chunks of the text cannot be read, the pictures on tone are virtually useless.

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#563121 - 12/20/09 09:02 PM Re: Whither Loomis? [Re: charlie]
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For what it's worth - this appeared on the ConceptArt.org thread from a "jmloomis"

Originally Posted By: jmloomis
All – we are not Quakers. That was funny! The books have not been republished to date because of difficulties getting the rights reverted to the family from the original publisher. We are working on a deal with Titan but it has not been finalized. Hang tight. We are doing the best we can. By the way, I am his granddaughter and all of the copies of the Andrew Loomis books I have I paid hundreds for on eBay.

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