Dante's Inferno

By Chronicle Books; Sandow Birk (Illustrator); Sandow Birk (Adapted by)
(Chronicle Books, Paperback, 9780811842136, 240pp.)

Publication Date: December 2003

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A faithful yet totally original contemporary spin on a classic, "Dante's Inferno" as interpreted by acclaimed artist Sandow Birk and writer Marcus Sanders is a journey through a Hell that bears an eerie semblance to our own world. Birk, hailed by the "Los Angeles Times" as one of "realism's edgier, more visionary painters," offers extraordinarily nuanced and vivid illustrations inspired by Gustave Dore's famous engravings. This modern interpretation depicts an infernal landscape infested with mini-malls, fast food restaurants, ATMs, and other urban fixtures, and a text that cleverly incorporates urban slang and references to modern events and people (as Dante did in his own time). Previously published in a deluxe, fine-press edition to wide praise, and accompanied by national exhibitions, this striking paperback edition of "Dante's Inferno" is a genuinely provocative and insightful adaptation for a new generation of readers.



About the Author


Sandow Birk s work deals with contemporary life. Past themes include inner-city violence, graffiti, surfing, skateboarding, Dante, and war. He is the recipient of many awards and has exhibited extensively in the United States and abroad.

Sandow Birk s work deals with contemporary life. Past themes include inner-city violence, graffiti, surfing, skateboarding, Dante, and war. He is the recipient of many awards and has exhibited extensively in the United States and abroad.
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