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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent coffee table book, 13 Dec 2008
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This review is from: Ken Adam Designs the Movies: James Bond and Beyond (Hardcover)
This is a pretty light overview of Ken Adam's work as a production designer. It takes in his beginnings as art director on films such as Hornblower, and sweeps right through to his work on the computer game Goldeneye: Rogue Agent. It also includes illustrations from productions that were never realised, and films on which Adam worked but subsequently left, such as Star Trek.

The quality and range of the reproductions is excellent. Having been faced with numerous slightly different sketches of Adam's work, and having ended that experience by feeling slightly sick of it, I'm glad that the authors have made sensible and sparing selections.

If you want a detailed commentary on Adam's work, go for the Serpentine catalogue from 1999. This is more of an art sample book, and it isn't pretending to be anything else.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 10 July 2014
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Excellent !!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful book, 19 Feb 2013
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A very interesting book with plenty of good quality plates which can sometimes be lost in some other art publications so was pleasantly surprised with this one, I absolutely love it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Magic and Movies, 27 Oct 2011
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Ken Adam is recognised as one of film production design greats. This book shows and tell you why that was the case. Anyone interested in film, in film design, be they professionals or just the curious film outsiders, this is one hell of a great book. The best thing to it is just how visual the whole presentation is and it is the kind of book that can be endlessly dwelt into.
Great stuff from an equally great designer.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Ken Adams Designs the movies-James Bond and Beyond, 4 Feb 2009
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I bought this for my husband who is very keen on James Bond and Architecture. He loved the book and said it is about the set design during the making of their films. Lots of good photos and explainations. Very good if you are in to design,art,set design or James Bond in general!
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Ken Adam Designs the Movies: James Bond and Beyond by Christopher Frayling (Hardcover - 29 Sep 2008)
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