Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Art of the Movie Slipcase Hardcover – 29 Jul 2014
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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.
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.
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
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.
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)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Purchased as a gift. The recipient was certainly very pleased with it. Beautifully presented in a hard slip case.Published 16 months ago by B. Coombes
Great book, very well made. An insight into the design of the movie. A must have for fans of the franchise.Published 16 months ago by Nat R