The Art of the Iron Giant

The Art of the Iron Giant
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Author: Ramin Zahed
Pages: 160
ISBN: 1608877876
Release: 2016-08-02
Editor: Unknown

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This beautifully illustrated book revisits the classic film The Iron Giant, with unprecedented access to rarely seen development art and storyboards from the Warner Bros. archives. Director Brad Bird's (The Incredibles, Ratatouille) acclaimed film The Iron Giant is considered by both fans, critics, and animation historians to be one of the best hand-drawn animated features of the past fifty years. Now, in conjunction with a special theatrical re-release, this beautifully illustrated book revisits the classic, with unprecedented access to rarely seen development art and storyboards from the Warner Bros. archives. Offering interviews with Bird and his team of artists, this handsome volume also includes exclusive art from the newly restored scenes featured in the 2016 Blu-ray.

The Iron Man

The Iron Man
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Author: Ted Hughes
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780571348886
Release: 2019-07-30
Editor: Faber & Faber

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Stunning illustrations by Chris Mould make this one of the most exciting editions of The Iron Man to be published. The Iron Man came to the top of the cliff. Where had he come from? Nobody knows. How was he made? Nobody knows. Mankind must put a stop to the dreadful destruction by the Iron Man and set a trap for him, but he cannot be kept down. Then, when a terrible monster from outer space threatens to lay waste to the planet, it is the Iron Man who finds a way to save the world. 'Stunning.' WRD Magazine 'Whether you're already a fan of this classic children's story or a new reader, this wonderful new version is a real treat.' BookTrust 'Gripping . . a classic.' Phillip Pullman 'A visionary tale.' Michael Morpurgo 'One of the greatest of modern fairy tales.' Observer

The Iron Woman

The Iron Woman
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Author: Ted Hughes
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780571289097
Release: 2011-12-15
Editor: Faber & Faber

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Mankind for has polluted the seas, lakes and rivers. The Iron Woman has come to take revenge. Lucy understands the Iron Woman's rage and she too wants to save the water creatures from their painful deaths. But she also wants to save her town from total destruction. She needs help. Who better to call on but Hogarth and the Iron Man . . .? A sequel and companion volume to Ted Hughes' The Iron Man, this new, child-friendly setting will be treasured by a new generation of readers.

Wicked Fantasy Factory 2

Wicked Fantasy Factory 2
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Author: Luke Johnson
Pages: 48
ISBN: 0979161762
Release: 2007-09-01
Editor: Unknown

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On Animation

On Animation
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Author: Ron Diamond
Pages: 372
ISBN: 9781351657709
Release: 2019-09-24
Editor: CRC Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Be a fly on the wall as industry leaders Bill Kroyer and Tom Sito take us through insightful face-to-face interviews, revealing, in these two volumes, the journeys of 23 world-class directors as they candidly share their experiences and personal views on the process of making feature animated films. The interviews were produced and edited by Ron Diamond. Your job is not to be the one with the answers. You should be the one that gets the answers. That’s your job. You need to make friends and get to know your crew. These folks are your talent, your bag of tricks. And that’s where you’re going to find answers to the big problems - Andrew Stanton It’s hard. Yet the pain you go through to get what you need for your film enriches you, and it enriches the film. – Brenda Chapman Frank and Ollie always used to say that great character animation contains movement that is generated by the character’s thought process. It can’t be plain movement. – John Lasseter The beauty of clay is that it doesn’t have to be too polished, or too smooth and sophisticated. You don’t want it to be mechanical and lifeless. – Nick Park The good thing about animation is that tape is very cheap. Let the actor try things. This is where animation gets to play with spontaneity. You want to capture that line as it has never been said before. And, most likely, if you asked the actor to do it again, he or she just can’t repeat that exact performance. But you got it. – Ron Clements

Conquering the Iron Giant

Conquering the Iron Giant
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Author: Graham Jarvis
Pages: 320
ISBN: 1474612857
Release: 2020-09-17
Editor: Unknown

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Graham Jarvis has been at the top of off-road motorcycling for the best part of twenty-five years and has competed in hundreds of competitions and races all over the world, from TV's Junior Kickstart in the early 1990s to the fabled and ridiculously perilous Erzberg Rodeo, which Graham has won a record-equalling five times and is one of motorsport's most feared events. Having excelled at Trials and Enduro, Graham then moved into the high-octane world of Hard Enduro, one of the most exhilarating sports on two wheels. Since then, he has all but dominated the sport and has won Hard Enduro's five major events - the Erzberg Rodeo, the Red Bull Sea to Sky, the Red Bull Romaniacs, the Tough One and Hell's Gate - on no fewer than thirty occasions, making him one of motorsport's most successful athletes. In Conquering the Iron Giant, Graham will take us from his early years in Canterbury, where he started pulling wheelies from the age of four on a bike that his dad had rescued from the tip, to competing against up to 1,800 riders in races where dozens are often airlifted to hospital, and only three or four finish . . . with Graham usually at the head of the field. It is a story of dedication, skill and, above all, an extreme passion for off-road motorcycling.

The Art of The Incredibles

The Art of The Incredibles
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Author: Mark Cotta Vaz
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781452147574
Release: 2015-11-17
Editor: Chronicle Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From Pixar Animation Studios, the Academy Awardwinning studio that brought us such blockbusters as Toy Story, Monsters, Inc., and Finding Nemo, comes The Incredibles, a hilarious, action-packed story of a family of superheroes living an underground suburban existence. The sleekly designed settings and characters were conceptualized and developed by writer/director Brad Bird and Pixar's creative team of artists, illustrators, and designers, resulting in a celluloid sensation rich with detail. The Art of The Incredibles celebrates their talent, featuring concept and character sketches, storyboards, and lighting studies, and invites readers into the elaborate creative process of animation through interviews with all the key players at Pixar.

The Art of Moana

The Art of Moana
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Author: Jessica Julius,Maggie Malone
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781452158976
Release: 2016-11-15
Editor: Chronicle Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Art of Moana is the latest title in our exceptional series showcasing artwork from the creation of Walt Disney Animations' latest releases. Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world ventured across the Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped—and no one today knows why. From Walt Disney Animation Studios, Moana is a CG-animated adventure about a spirited teenager who sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder and fulfill her ancestors' unfinished quest. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demi-god Maui and together they traverse the open ocean on an action-packed adventure, encountering enormous fiery creatures and impossible odds. The stunning artwork in this behind-the-scenes book includes character designs, storyboards, colorscripts, and much more. Copyright ©2016 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Art of the Addams Family

The Art of the Addams Family
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Author: Ramin Zahed
Pages: 156
ISBN: 1789092752
Release: 2019-10-08
Editor: Titan Books

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The official art book for the animated movie The Addams Family. Based on the famous New Yorker creations of Charles Addams, this animated action-comedy will follow the Addams family - parents Gomez and Morticia, children Wednesday and Pugsley, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Cousin It, faithful butler Lurch and helping hand Thing - whose lives begin to unravel when they face-off against a crafty reality-TV host while also preparing for their extended family to arrive for a major celebration, Addams-style. This companion book is full of concept designs, storyboards and production art, alongside insight from the artists, filmmakers and directors.

The Righteous Mind

The Righteous Mind
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Author: Jonathan Haidt
Pages: 500
ISBN: 9780307455772
Release: 2013
Editor: Vintage

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Presents a groundbreaking investigation into the origins of morality at the core of religion and politics, offering scholarly insight into the motivations behind cultural clashes that are polarizing America.

Alien Invaders 6 Krush The Iron Giant

Alien Invaders 6  Krush   The Iron Giant
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Author: Max Silver
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781409046448
Release: 2012-03-01
Editor: Random House

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Step on board and join the galaxy's top defence team in this explosive new series for boys! Complete with awesome gaming cards so you can do battle against the Alien Invaders too! Five mutant alien outcasts from the deep space Wrecking Zone have been recruited by the evil outlaw Kaos to destroy the galaxy... Half hideous alien, half deadly robot - these are the toughest enemies Cosmo has ever faced. The awesome alien Krush is on the rampage in one of the universe's busiest cities. Can Cosmo act quickly to prevent Krush flattening everything in his path? The power of the universe is in YOU!

Atlas Shrugged

Atlas Shrugged
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Author: Ayn Rand
Pages: 1088
ISBN: 9781101137192
Release: 2005-04-21
Editor: Penguin

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Peopled by larger-than-life heroes and villains, charged with towering questions of good and evil, Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand’s magnum opus: a philosophical revolution told in the form of an action thriller—nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. Who is John Galt? When he says that he will stop the motor of the world, is he a destroyer or a liberator? Why does he have to fight his battles not against his enemies but against those who need him most? Why does he fight his hardest battle against the woman he loves? You will know the answer to these questions when you discover the reason behind the baffling events that play havoc with the lives of the amazing men and women in this book. You will discover why a productive genius becomes a worthless playboy...why a great steel industrialist is working for his own destruction...why a composer gives up his career on the night of his triumph...why a beautiful woman who runs a transcontinental railroad falls in love with the man she has sworn to kill. Atlas Shrugged, a modern classic and Rand’s most extensive statement of Objectivism—her groundbreaking philosophy—offers the reader the spectacle of human greatness, depicted with all the poetry and power of one of the twentieth century’s leading artists.

Klaus the Art of the Movie

Klaus  the Art of the Movie
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Author: Ramin Zahed
Pages: 192
ISBN: 1789093120
Release: 2019-11-05
Editor: Titan Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A stunning book exploring the art of Sergio Pablos' animated Christmas original, Klaus. A young, lowly Scandinavian postman named Jesper gets the chance to make his mark when he's tasked with bringing the postal service to a contentious village in the cold north, where he meets a mysterious, white-bearded toymaker named Klaus.

James and the Giant Peach

James and the Giant Peach
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Author: Roald Dahl
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781101653005
Release: 2007-08-16
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From the World's No. 1 Storyteller, James and the Giant Peach is a children's classic that has captured young reader's imaginations for generations. One of TIME MAGAZINE’s 100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time After James Henry Trotter's parents are tragically eaten by a rhinoceros, he goes to live with his two horrible aunts, Spiker and Sponge. Life there is no fun, until James accidentally drops some magic crystals by the old peach tree and strange things start to happen. The peach at the top of the tree begins to grow, and before long it's as big as a house. Inside, James meets a bunch of oversized friends—Grasshopper, Centipede, Ladybug, and more. With a snip of the stem, the peach starts rolling away, and the great adventure begins! Roald Dahl is the author of numerous classic children’s stories including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG, and many more! “James and the Giant Peach remains a favorite among kids and parents alike nearly 60 years after it was first published, thanks to its vivid imagery, vibrant characters and forthright exploration of mature themes like death and hope.” —TIME Magazine

The Art of Mondo

The Art of Mondo
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Author: Mondo
Pages: 304
ISBN: 1608878066
Release: 2017-09-12
Editor: Insight Editions

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Experience the incredible pop culture art of Mondo, beloved by fans and iconic filmmakers alike. Based in Austin, Texas, Mondo is an art gallery and online store devoted to the love of film, art, music, and collectibles. Over the years, the company has received global recognition for its incredible art posters that bring to life classic films, TV shows, and comics in a refreshing and utterly striking new way, offering a unique perspective on everything from Star Wars to Robocop, Back to the Future, Jurassic Park, Game of Thrones, Godzilla, Kill Bill, and many, many more. For the first time, The Art of Mondo will bring together this much sought-after art in one deluxe volume that showcases the incredible ingenuity of the studio’s diverse stable of artists whose vastly different styles are united by one guiding principle: limitless passion for their subject matter. Adored by the creative talents to whom Mondo’s art pays tribute—including Paul Thomas Anderson, Guillermo del Toro, Zack Snyder, Quentin Tarantino, and Edgar Wright, to name but a few—this richly imaginative work is fueled by a love of pop culture that fans recognize and identify with, giving Mondo’s output a rare and valuable synergy with its audience. While these posters are normally produced in a limited quantity and sell out in minutes, The Art of Mondo will allow fans to explore the studio’s remarkable back catalog, including Olly Moss’s iconic Star Wars trilogy work, Laurent Durieux’s brilliantly subtle Jaws poster, and Tyler Stout’s evocative Guardians of the Galaxy art. Other key Mondo artists such as Jock, Martin Ansin, and Aaron Horkey will also feature. Definitive, visually stunning, and filled with art that celebrates some of the biggest and best-loved properties in pop culture, The Art of Mondo will be the ultimate book for cult art fans everywhere.

The Big Rich

The Big Rich
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Author: Bryan Burrough
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9780143116820
Release: 2010
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Recounts how Texas oil transformed wealth and power in America through the stories of the state's four most influential oil families, tracing how they rose from modest backgrounds, shaped the government, and bankrolled the rise of modern conservatism.

The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage

The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage
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Author: Sydney Padua
Pages: 320
ISBN: 0141981512
Release: 2015
Editor: Particular Books

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Meet two of Victorian London's greatest geniuses . . . Ada Lovelace, daughter of Lord Byron: mathematician, gambler and proto-programmer, whose writings contained the first ever appearance of general computing theory, a hundred years before an actual computer was built. And Charles Babbage, eccentric inventor of the Difference Engine, an enormous clockwork calculating machine that would have been the first computer, if he had ever finished it. But what if things had been different? The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage presents a delightful alternate reality in which Lovelace and Babbage do build the Difference Engine and use it to create runaway economic models, battle the scourge of spelling errors, explore the wider realms of mathematics and, of course, fight crime - for the sake of both London and science. Extremely funny and utterly unusual, The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage comes complete with historical curiosities, extensive footnotes and never-before-seen diagrams of Babbage's mechanical, steam-powered computer. And ray guns.

Spider Man Into the Spider Verse The Art of the Movie

Spider Man  Into the Spider Verse  The Art of the Movie
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Author: Ramin Zahed
Pages: 192
ISBN: 1785659464
Release: 2018-12-14
Editor: Titan Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Discover the world of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse in this stunning collection of art. Packed with concept art, final designs, and artist commentary plus previously unseen storyboards. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that's the first of its kind. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse where more than one wears the mask. Unmasking the artistry behind the hotly-anticipated movie, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse The Art of the Movie contains concept art, sketches, storyboards and will give you fascinating insights into the creative process. With exclusive commentary from the creators, plus a foreword written by Brian Michael Bendis, this extraordinary collection of art will take readers into the Spider-Verse.

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up
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Author: Marie Kondo
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781607747314
Release: 2014-10-14
Editor: Ten Speed Press

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The book that sparked a revolution and inspired the hit Netflix series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo: the original guide to decluttering your home once and for all. ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL BOOKS OF THE DECADE—CNN Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles? Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you’ll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever. The KonMari Method, with its revolutionary category-by-category system, leads to lasting results. In fact, none of Kondo’s clients have lapsed (and she still has a three-month waiting list). With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house “spark joy” (and which don’t), this international bestseller will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home—and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.

The Wild Robot

The Wild Robot
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Author: Peter Brown
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780316382014
Release: 2016-04-19
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Wall-E meets Hatchet in this New York Times bestselling illustrated middle grade novel from Caldecott Honor winner Peter Brown Can a robot survive in the wilderness? When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is all alone on a remote, wild island. She has no idea how she got there or what her purpose is--but she knows she needs to survive. After battling a violent storm and escaping a vicious bear attack, she realizes that her only hope for survival is to adapt to her surroundings and learn from the island's unwelcoming animal inhabitants. As Roz slowly befriends the animals, the island starts to feel like home--until, one day, the robot's mysterious past comes back to haunt her. From bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator Peter Brown comes a heartwarming and action-packed novel about what happens when nature and technology collide.