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Iron Man: The Art Of Iron Man The Movie HC (Oversized) Hardcover – 3 Dec 2008

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Marvel Comics; 01 edition (3 Dec. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785133305
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785133308
  • Product Dimensions: 18.4 x 1.8 x 27.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,763,244 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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By Parka HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 13 Feb. 2009
Format: Hardcover
Length: 0:44 Mins
This book contains concept art, photographs, paintings, storyboards, miniatures and live models. The main artists involved were Ryan Meinerding and Phil Sanders.

For people who like mechanical stuff, you'll be glad that to know that plenty of iron man designs are included. The drawings are detailed to the nuts and bolts. The evolution of Iron Man from concept to movie can be clearly seen from the first concept art right down to the life size cast created.

3D modelers who are looking for blueprints won't find them in this book. However, there are renders of Iron Man Mark II and Iron Monger from the front and side view. They should be enough to build the blueprint from.

Also included are the drawings for the environment, props and gadgets. That includes Tony Stark's house, his workshop and the Arc Reactor.

The last part of the book contains storyboards and pre-vis plates. Pre-vis are 3D storyboards screenshots. They discuss the story development and the challenges to shooting the movie.

All the pictures in the book are well captioned. They explain clearly the production process and the effect they are trying to achieve.

The only bad thing about the book is the paper stock. It is not thick enough. While black pages are cool, the paper has to be thick enough to absorb all the ink. If not, the paper becomes wavy. Luckily, it doesn't affect the visual quality of the images printed.

I still gave it a 5-star rating on Amazon -- more to 4.5-star because of the paper stock.

There are more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.
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By Parka HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 28 April 2010
Format: Paperback
Length: 0:49 Mins
I'm glad they did a reprint for this book because it's a great book. There are actually people trying to sell this at hundreds -- note the plural -- of dollars. My copy is actually the hardcover but I borrowed the paperback version from a friend to check if there were any differences. There are none. The paperback features exactly similar content as the hardcover, right down to the paper stock. For that reason, I've just copied my old review from Iron Man: The Art of Iron Man, the Movie(hardcover) and pasted here, with minor edits.

The video is from the paperback edition.

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This book contains concept art, photographs, paintings, storyboards, miniatures and live models. All are in high resolution and many printed satisfyingly huge.

For people who like mechanical stuff, you'll be glad that to know that plenty of Iron man designs are included. The drawings are detailed to the nuts and bolts. The evolution of Iron Man from concept to movie can be clearly seen from the first concept art right down to the life size cast created. The main artists involved were Ryan Meinerding and Phil Saunders.

3D modelers who are looking for blueprints won't find them in this book. However, there are renders of Iron Man Mark II and Iron Monger from the front and side view. They should be enough to build the blueprint from. There are also a couple of cool photos of the Iron maquette made by Stan Winston Studios.

Also included are the drawings for the environment, props and gadgets. That includes Tony Stark's house, his workshop and the Arc Reactor.

All the pictures in the book are well captioned and artists credited.
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Format: Hardcover
This is a really great book for all fans of the film and sci-fi/mecha in general. However I keep stumbling across pictures on google that aren't in this book and there were some on the DVD extras aswell. I know there's not enough room to put in all of the thousands of pictures done by the Iron Man art department but there's some really great ones missing e.g. The MArk 1 by ADi Granov.

But moan aside, a great book.
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Format: Hardcover
Length: 0:56 Mins
This book includes hundreds of great images, including:
- Iron Man suit concept art
- Photos of the Iron Man helmet and other pieces of armor
- Iron Monger concept art
- Jarvis/HUD
- Tony's Workshop & Malibu Home
- Stark's cars/jet
- Storyboards from various sequences in the movie

*Please see video for detailed photographs from the book [music is from the Iron Man soundtrack].

**I would recommend you purchase the Hardcover Edition of this book. The pages are soaked with colors as well as black backgrounds, so there is a lot of ink. The hardcover editions seem to have thicker pages, but many who own the paperback have complained about thinner pages which causes distortion. Also, the book is quite heavy, and having a hardcover allows you to better control the book while flipping through the pages. So it may be more expensive to purchase the hardcover edition, but I think the increased quality is well worth the extra cost.
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