"Alternate Histories Of The World" By Matthew BucholzClick here for more contests & giveaways!
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Picture a small, lush coffee-table book filled with high-quality color images of famous events in history. A book with intriguing yellowed maps and ancient sketches, charming and atmospheric. But look closer at the engravings, maps, drawings, & photographs, and you start to notice something.
In "Alternate Histories Of The World" (Perigee Hardcover; Oct. 1, 2013; $25.00), Robots lurk behind the founding fathers. Zombies crawl through the landscape. UFOs hover over Chicago. Monsters devastate the industrial region of Pittsburgh. The explanatory text to each photograph contains strange references to Interstellar Trading Posts, Metallo the Mechanical Man, and President Rondo the Amazing. But it all looks so real. Did you miss something in history class all those years ago?
No, this is the work of Alternate Histories, wherein Matthew Buchholz finds gorgeous print-quality vintage images and adds a twist: images of monsters, UFOs, and various other mythical and pop cultural elements. The archival result: a hybrid of history that's fun to look at and hilarious to read about. Think of it as a visual mash-up, the illustrated equivalent of Pride & Prejudice & Zombies. Everyone from history buffs to sci-fi nerds are will love this unique take on what we thought we already knew.