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Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of Planet of the Apes: The Art of the Films
Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of Planet of the Apes: The Art of the Films
by Matt Hurwitz
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 16.99

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Where are the Character concepts ?, 18 July 2014
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This is disappointing. There are a lot great 'Art of books' coming out at the moment as well a host of excellent ones already available, such as 'The Art Of the Avengers', TAO Pacific Rim, TAO Iron Man 3, Godzilla, Mass Effect, Titanfall, Elysium just to name some I have recently purchased over the last few months.

This though, considering the studio and just how hard the artist at Weta Digital strove to create Caesar as well at the other apes has not one image relating to the character art for either of the films.

There are plenty of environment concepts, which as you would expect are excellent, but this book is more like production photo shoot of the on-site motion capture that was used and improved during the making of these films.

I as so disappointed that the character development done in Maya as well as the subsequent concept art that you can find on Google was not even hinted at in this book. The second film has a lot of important secondary ape characters but there are no concept art images of any kind used to show the character development of style, image, importance, relevance..... nothing, such a shame!

If you really want it, wait as I'm sure the price will fall very soon and to a lot cheaper.


Spider-Man Noir: Eyes without a Face (Spider-Man (Marvel))
Spider-Man Noir: Eyes without a Face (Spider-Man (Marvel))
by David Hine
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Way better than I expected, 27 Jun 2011
I was only recently aware of the Noir collection through looking at concept artwork on a gaming site.
Curiously I ordered this not really expecting the same standard of work that I would normally read. What I got was really refreshing new take on a much beloved franchise.

The story is very adult in its content, dealing with abuse, racism and while these topics usually represent heavy reading it was all woven onto the fabric of the spiderman universe brilliantly.

The art work and spiderman design are fantastic and remind me of the Todd Mc days, and various other guest stars are also developed through to a brilliant level, one of whom I haven seen in years but fit into this genre effortlessly.

Well worth the price, and I will defiantly be buying other books from this series.


Shadowline: The Art of Iain McCaig
Shadowline: The Art of Iain McCaig
by Iain McCaig
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 37.15

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 27 July 2010
This is worth every penny. It includes work from various projects and smaller pullout booklets that are an incledible insite into Iain's approch to design, concepts and other media formats.


The Big Acoustic Guitar Chord Songbook
The Big Acoustic Guitar Chord Songbook
by Nick Crispin
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.97

4.0 out of 5 stars A cord book full of longevity, 10 Sep 2009
Music for every taste and ability, this will have you digging out some of those classics that have be sitting on your self for to long.


Justice: v. 2
Justice: v. 2
by Alex Ross
Edition: Paperback

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Justice, 10 Sep 2009
This review is from: Justice: v. 2 (Paperback)
Not a bad novel, the art work as you would expect is excellent, but the story isnt as engaging as Marvels or Kingdom Come


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