Fragments of the Past - the Narrative Artbook

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00| Release v.1.2 | Custom EULA | 12 days ago
Such a great collection of beautiful images and interesting mythologies! I really enjoyed browsing through it.
00| Release v.1.2 | Custom EULA | 26 days ago
A very good product, anda very good project. I'm reading it in this days, it's pretty well written and the artwork are just magnificent. Hope the project will go on!
10| Release v.1.2 | Custom EULA | 28 days ago
Stunning artwork and story fragments immerse you into this incredible and detailed world, leaving you wonder all the possibilities of the things left untold. It's truly a great piece and I can't wait for it to be expanded upon. In the meantime I'll let my imagination wild, sifting through the drawings and poems. Highly recommended to anyone that likes both fantasy and mythological settings!
10| Release v.1.2 | Custom EULA | about 1 month ago
The worlds that are created by artists, allow a more profound connection to the reader. We open the book and enter a portal to that world and we get to have an adventure. In this case, we have what almost seems like a real text you would find in a library whilst studying Ancient History, taking you back to a mysterious past of maps, culture and ideologies of an bygone land.
10| Release v.1.2 | Custom EULA | 2 months ago
Beautiful art book filled with gorgeous full-color artwork. Great storytelling, which is visibly rooted in the artists personal love for ancient myths and stories. Massively inspiring!
10| Release v.1.2 | Custom EULA | 3 months ago
"Fragments of the Past" is a brilliant piece of art and a window to an exciting fantasy world with a Greek-like setting that will cause in the reader an urge to sail down the Mediterranean sea on the trail of ancient civilizations. The creativity is not only appreciated in the beautiful artworks that alternate the fragments (my favorite ones at p. 21, 27 and 65), but also in the brilliant idea of the author to combine the typical fantasy traits with a Greek-style mythology. Not an easy project, requiring a mastery of ancient mythology and fantasy narrative. I can't wait to read more Fragments of the Past!
10| Release v.1.2 | Custom EULA | 3 months ago
In Fragments of the Past, you will peer into to a world both familiar and mysterious. The book is a collection of 'recovered' documents: stories and myths and even a travel guide, written by long-gone observers, poets, and scholars. They offer a keyhole through which the you can get an impression of this mythical world. What really spurs the imagination are Nigro's beautiful illustrations: the colors are vibrant and the figures are epic, but each scene is bursting with a hundred untold stories. The artifacts are rusted and worn with use and time; the frescos and murals are dusty. Each scene is so evocative, I could practically smell the salty air of the Ophiotaurus Coast, hear the chants of the priestesses of Psantes, and grasp the corroded blade of Tauromenion. The book focuses on peoples and heroes long dead, but the world is beautifully and wonderfully alive. If you are looking for an example of worldbuilding that flirts and suggests rather than drones and overexplains, this is it.
10| Release v.1.2 | Custom EULA | 3 months ago
Reading Fragments of the Past is like walking in a wunderkammer, a museum of a time that never was. A collection of images, colors, smells of a fantastic world with an Ancient Mediterranean feeling, with its own languages, its own history and its own gods. Fragment of the Past is a jewel for every afecionado of lore, worldbuilding and and fascinating stories.
20| Release v.1.2 | Custom EULA | 3 months ago
5/5. Originallysaw the artist’s post on Reddit and was immediately hooked. Bought the book and was not disappointed at all.
20| Release v.1.2 | Custom EULA | 3 months ago
The problem with the Mediterranean world is that it is often visually associated with classicism. And classicism hardly welcomes the mysteries, the fantasies and the magic of our dreams. Except, except... when we look further, and delve into the ancient Minoan, Carthaginian, Etruscan civilizations. When you think about it, there are so much inspirations! So, someone just had to think about it? No. What you also need is a talent to tell visual stories. Now here is how Fortune Smiled to all of us. Massimiliano has the talent of a demiurge. And this book... This book is alive.

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