Scott Morse sent me a copy THE ANCIENT BOOK OF SEX AND SCIENCE, but I've been too busy scooping my brain off the floor for the last 45 minutes to write about it.
This collection of mid-century styled paintings and other works of art by four obscenely talented Pixar animation designers -- Nate Wragg, Scott Morse, Lou Romano, and Don Shank -- hearkens back to the days of the Golden science books (Like Biology, Mathematics, and Chemistry Experiments), and the How and Why Wonder Books, but the theme this time is sex and robots, sex and aliens, and sex and math. (It's not really explicit -- most of the images are G-rated, and a couple are PG-13.)
Their previous art book, THE ANCIENT BOOK OF MYTH AND WAR, is sold out, and I'm sure this one will sell out even more quickly.
THE ANCIENT BOOK OF SEX AND SCIENCE
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