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"Art of..." books. - 18/5/2008 7:36:42 AM   
giddig


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I love those glossy coffe table size books that colect a comic of films best examples of the artwork. Anybody got some good recommendations?
The best ones I have come across so far are...
(1) The Movie Posters of Drew Struzan
(2) The Art of Marvel vols 1 and 2
(3) Mythology - The Art of Alex Ross
(4) The Art of Hellboy
(5) The Art of the Darkness 

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RE: "Art of..." books. - 18/5/2008 4:48:18 PM   
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RE: "Art of..." books. - 29/5/2008 3:10:34 PM   
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"The Art of The Matrix"
Any of the Pixar "Art of..." books - although I like "Finding Nemo"'s one best.
Star Wars art books, but I don't own any so I'm afraid I can't name any myself :(
The LOTR Sketchbook rocks too.

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RE: "Art of..." books. - 29/5/2008 3:57:41 PM   
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"The Art of The Matrix"
Any of the Pixar "Art of..." books - although I like "Finding Nemo"'s one best.
Star Wars art books, but I don't own any so I'm afraid I can't name any myself :(
The LOTR Sketchbook rocks too.


Just what I was going to say, I now try to get all of the Pixar art of books after going to that exhibition they had at the Science Museum a few years ago.

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RE: "Art of..." books. - 31/5/2008 1:40:57 AM   
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I love these books, some of the Artwork is fantastic, and it's good that we can get to see the hard work that goes into them. I have, and would recommend (although you have some of them!)

The Art of 300
The Art of Superman Returns
The Art of Alex Ross - Mythology
The Art of X Men the Last Stand
The Art of Hellboy
The Art of The Matrix
The Art of The Two Towers
The Art of Return of the King
The Art of Judge Dredd
The Art of Ratatouille
The Art of the Incredibles
The Art of Stan Winston Studios
(signed by the man himself!)

And my favourites -
The Art of Star Wars A New Hope
The Art of Star Wars Empire Strikes Back
The Art of Star Wars Return of the Jedi
The Art of Star Wars Phantom Menace
The Art of Star Wars Attack of the Clones
The Art of Star Wars Revenge of the Sith
(some fantastic concept art in that one!)

As you can see, I quite like collecting these!
I'd also recommendQuantum Dreams and Quantumscapes, the Art of Stephan Martiniere. They aren't movie books, but have some excellent science fiction based concept art in them. He's done concept work for some movies also.

Also these sites if you are interested in movie concept design -
http://www.ryanchurch.com/
http://www.dchiang.com/dchiang/updates.html
http://www.jamesclyne.com/
http://www.dylancolestudio.com/index2.html




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RE: "Art of..." books. - 31/5/2008 1:48:11 AM   
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The LOTR Sketchbook rocks too.


It certainly does. Some beautiful drawings in there.

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RE: "Art of..." books. - 31/5/2008 2:59:45 AM   
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Some great suggestions here, but for some real conversation pieces then I'll add Giger's Alien - a pretty interesting coffee-table book loaded with H R Giger's design concepts for you-know-what.

Just be warned that some of the imagery is not for kids, however it is a pretty decent icebreaker when you have guests round!


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RE: "Art of..." books. - 31/5/2008 10:05:38 AM   
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As Giger's Alien has been mentioned,these two are well worth picking up.Not cheap,but they're very interesting and feature some beautiful artwork...
 

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RE: "Art of..." books. - 31/5/2008 10:20:34 AM   
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Brilliant books, Cuch. They have pride of pride of place in my little collection of special effects books.


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RE: "Art of..." books. - 31/5/2008 10:42:54 AM   
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Some "art of" books I own

 

 







 

 







I must have another 10 or so Disney and animation specific books, not all art ofs, but obviously chock full of sublime pictures. No Pixar ones though, something I must change. I really like the Monsters Inc one, and the Toy Story one with the holographic cover (though I've only seen that one once, in Disnyeland Paris about 10 years ago)

Not really an Art of book, but featuring some great pictures. I have countless "making ofs" along the same lines, and others like the ILM ones above.



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RE: "Art of..." books. - 31/5/2008 11:09:26 AM   
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Cheers for the suggestions. Will have to check some of those out. I had forgot I also have the Alex Ross one (in the loft). Very cool.

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