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Three Hobbit films - but how many Art Of books?,
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This review is from: Chronicles: Art & Design (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey) (Hardcover)
Mostly I like the book and the landscape format helps it to fit in with other Art Of books, but as many books were published for this film I feel it lacks some of the photography that the others have to explain the different elements. The coverage of each Dwarf character for example could do with a photo of the actor and of the final made up character, I also feel that some details of the digital art looks a bit artificial displayed on a large page when compared to art hand drawn or painted.
I thought I understood that a similar volume would be released for each of the three films, but now there is the Creatures and Characters book coming in April. I immediately planned to preorder it when I found it, though it seems a bit different in that it has photos of the characters on the cover corners so doesn't quite match the look of Art and Design. I thought that is was for The Desolation of Smaug, but that second Hobbit film isn't out until the end of the year. It isn't Volume 2 for the second film, it is a second book for the first film. Will it cover the same ground or have repeated artwork? Will there be more books covering other aspects before one comes out for the second film? I am very tempted by the preorder price but I have little room and only really wanted one definitive book for each, as usual there is little official explanation available so I'll likely wait to find out first.
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Initial post: 19 Mar 2013 15:26:09 GMT
Eduardo Abrantes Fraga says:
It is a second book for the first film. For more see link below.
In reply to an earlier post on 19 Mar 2013 17:25:37 GMT
My issue though is not knowing how many of these will be released for each film, before the second book was announced I was quite happy thinking there would be one definitive volume for each which would make for a nice set.
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