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Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Art of the Movie Slipcase Hardcover – 29 Jul 2014

4.8 out of 5 stars 27 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: MARVEL - US; Slp edition (29 July 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785185534
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785185536
  • Product Dimensions: 27.6 x 2.9 x 30.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 259,890 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I have a few movie and video game 'Art Of' books in my collection, with this being my first of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And I'd have to say that this is one of the best.

Virtually all of the 334 pages are packed with some stunning concept art and notes and is split into 9 chapters. Each detailing some pretty cool concept art by Andy Park, Charlie Wen, Jackson Sze, and a lot more for our protagonists, the villains, minor characters, weapons and certain key scenes, including one scene broken down into the storyboards by David Krentz. It's interesting to see how each of the characters developed from concept all the way to screen.

If you like the behind the scenes look at the early imaginings and concepts and the developments all the way until the finished product on the screen, then get this book. If you loved the film, as quite a few people have, get this book. It even comes in a sturdy slipcase too. 'The Art Of Guardians Of The Galaxy' is well worth picking up.
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Excellent look at the digital artwork that went into the sci-fi epic box office hit. Densely packed with concept art, lots of beautiful digital renders of the characters, ships, and key scenes from the film (not much on set design though).

Reproduced a little dark for my taste, darker than seen online and that drops it a star. I could have done with seeing the doodles and sketches that showed the process of arriving at the images; what you get is (very nice) finished renders but the development is missing to a degree which is a shame. It's always fun to see what could have been. But a great art book to have.
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Buy it BUY IT!
Its a massive delicious beast to slake your visual artistic art porn fetish you never knew you had.
Combining esoteric symbology within a lush universe of the Guardians, this is this years must have artbook!
The hardcover slipcase comes in at a hefty 2.17 kg of 240 pages of detailed environment, character, prop and set designs that is laid out comprehensively area by area
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Artwork and presentation of the book would have been 5 stars,
even if i would have loved to see more concept scribbles.
But this is just a matter of taste.

What is disappointing me ist layout, prepress and printing of the book.

Layout: They really placed some of the artwork in the middle of the double pages so you can see nothing (e.G. 122/123)
Other pages just look, from the view of a layouter, boring.

Prepress: I know speedpainting nowadays is done on workstations. Though some of the images are too blured.
A good Prepress could have handled this.

Print: This ist the main reason for me to give not more than 3 stars.
Most of the pages are much too dark and colorless. For a film like G.o.t.G which has a living colors it's a no-go.
I mean the book is printed in the USA. In comparison to other books like Art of Exodissey or Halo 4, books printed in China, it's really disappointing.
Some pages look so dark, that you cannot see details in the images. The overall feeling of the colors and brightness, or better lets say darkness, better fits to Warhammer, or Riddick style, but not to G.o.t.G.
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If you enjoyed Guardians Of The Galaxy for even a second, this book has something for you.
This Art of The Movie book highlights not only the stunning visuals themselves but how they are helping inform the direction of the movie and the understanding the reasons behind these choices. The art itself is worthy of hanging framed for all to see and allows you to find things that were only on screen for seconds but that should be seen and enjoyed for much longer. It stands as a testiment to all the creative people that made it all possible.
Get engaged with the worlds, races and characters created for one of the best comic book movies with this hefty slab of book.

(Warning: This thing is quite heavy :) Reading it on a cushion on the lap can really save the knees)
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A superb reference book, full of beautiful eye candy. Stunning designs, boundless imagination and a great insight into the development of the visual style of one of the most enjoyable films of the year
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This is a great addition to the film for any movie/art fans. Some of the artwork has been taken from a low resolution and expanded to fit the page, resulting in some pixilation. A minor gripe, but I don't see why they didn't drop the full res files in?
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If you're a fan of the movie then this is a must. This book has some truly stunning sci-fi inspired art work, plus in-depth comments by the production team on how the film went from ideas to reality. I've already poured over this book for hours and haven't even scratched the surface. You will not be disappointed!
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