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The Art and Making of Peanuts Animation: Celebrating Fifty Years of Television Specials
The Art and Making of Peanuts Animation
Celebrating Fifty Years of Television Specials
Hardcover      ISBN: 1452110913

For the first time, this deluxe visual history treats Peanuts fans to an in-depth look at the art and making of the beloved animated Peanuts specials. From 1965's original classic A Charlie Brown Christmas through the 2011 release of Happiness is a Warm Blanket, animation historian Charles Solomon goes behind the scenes of all 45 films, exploring the process of bringing a much-loved comic strip to life. The book showcases the creative development through the years with gorgeous, never-before-seen concept art, and weaves a rich history based on dozens of interviews with former Peanuts directors, animators, voice talent, and layout artists, as well as current industry folk. Filling a void in animation publishing--there is no other history or art book of the Peanuts specials--this volume celebrates five decades of the artistry and humor of Charles M. Schultz and the artists who reimagined the comic for the screen.

In the Studio: Visits With Contemporary Cartoonists
In the Studio
Visits With Contemporary Cartoonists
Hardcover      ISBN: 0300110162

These studio visits with some of today s most popular and innovative comic artists present an unparalleled look at the cutting edge of the comic medium. The artists, some of whom rarely grant interviews, offer insights into the creative process, their influences and personal sources of inspiration, and the history of comics. The interviews amount to private gallery tours, with the artists commenting, now thoughtfully, now passionately, on their own work as well as the works of others.
The book isgenerously illustrated with full-color reproductions of the artists works, including some that have been published and others not originally intended for publication, such as sketchbooks and personal projects. Additional illustrations show behind-the-scenes working processes of the cartoonists and particular works by others that have influenced or inspired them. Through the eyes of these artists, we see with a new clarity the achievement of contemporary cartoonists and the extraordinary possibilities of comic art.
Extensive interviews with: Ivan Brunetti, Charles Burns, Daniel Clowes, Robert Crumb, Jaime Hernandez, Gary Panter, Seth, Art Spiegelman, Chris Ware"

Mattel: 70 Years of Innovation and Play
Mattel
70 Years of Innovation and Play
Hardcover      ISBN: 1614284601

Celebrating the spectacular history of the Mattel family of brands, this volume brings together archival images from the early years of Mattel and original photography of some of Mattel's most iconic toys to express the joy and energy of all the toys since its founding, a fantastic tribute to the happiness of childhood and the enduring memories of life's best moments. Readers of all ages will delight in rediscovering their favorite toys and learning the stories behind them.

Archipelago: An Atlas of Imagined Islands
Archipelago
An Atlas of Imagined Islands
Hardcover      ISBN: 0500022569

What is it about islands that is so alluring, and why do so many people find these self-contained worlds irresistible? Utopia and Atlantis were islands, and islands have captured the imaginations of writers and artists for centuries. In 1719, Daniel Defoe published his tale of a castaway on a desert island, Robinson Crusoe, one of the first great novels in the history of English literature and an instant bestseller. Defoe's tale combined the real and the imagined into a compelling creative landscape, establishing a whole literary genre and unleashing the power of islands in storytelling.

To celebrate the tercentenary of the publication of Robinson Crusoe, Archipelago presents a truly international range of leading illustrators who imagine they too have washed up on their own remote island. In specially created maps, they visualize what their island looks like, what it's called, and what can be found on its mythical shores. In a panoply of astonishingly creative responses, we are invited to explore a curious and fabulous archipelago of islands of invention that will beguile illustrators, cartographers, and dreamers alike.

The Art of Being Bill: Bill Murray and the Many Faces of Awesome
The Art of Being Bill
Bill Murray and the Many Faces of Awesome
Hardcover      ISBN: 163106455x
The Art of Being Bill is the first illustrated collection of Bill Murray, highlighting the star like you've never seen him before: Bill Murray at The Last Supper, Bill Murray as an Indian god, Bill Murray as a knight, Bill Murray as Superman, and numerous other artistic tributes that will amuse and inspire you.

Are you Murray obsessed? Then what better way to celebrate everything Bill Murray than through art? The Murray Affair, a traveling Bill Murray art show, does just that. Join in the celebration with The Art of Being Bill, a multifarious, colorful collection of over 150 Bill Murray-inspired artworks, many of which are curated from the show. Just like the man himself, the artwork in The Art of Being Bill is both poignant and funny, from paintings and sketches to digital masterpieces, all highlighting Bill in uniquely creative ways.

Featuring artists from all over the world, details about the inspiration for each piece, fun facts from his groundbreaking movies, and a critical appreciation of some of Murray's landmark roles--spanning his incredible career from Ghostbusters and Groundhog Day to Lost in Translation and The Royal Tenenbaums--this is the ultimate gift book for the film buff, art lover, and Murray addict in your life.

There's only one Bill. But he's a million kinds of awesome.
James Rosenquist: His American Life
James Rosenquist
His American Life
Hardcover      ISBN: 0847864014
A fresh look at this giant of 1960s Pop Art--featuring his billboard-sized images of commercial subjects and combining his eye of an advertising man and the heart of a Pop artist.

Lipsticks, automobiles, dishwashers, men in business suits, spaghetti, rockets, airplanes, hairdryers, ice cream cones and pigtailed girls: James Rosenquist (1933-2017) has always known how to combine these seemingly disparate but always all-American elements into whirlwind, billboard-sized collages. With airbrushed surreal euphoria, he slammed colors, patterns, and objects into one another with the eye of an advertising man and the heart of a Pop artist. This momentous catalogue, published to accompany the first in-depth survey of the artist's work of the 1960s through 1980s, will give long-overdue attention to Rosenquist's singular achievement in American art during these three decades.
From 1957 to 1960, Rosenquist earned his living a billboard painter. This was perfect training, as it turned out, for an artist about to explode onto the pop art scene. Like other pop artists, Rosenquist adapted the visual language of advertising and pop culture (often funny, vulgar, and outrageous) to the context of fine art. An informative essay by art historian Judith Goldman examines the influence of Rosenquist's early days as a billboard painter, his early themes and techniques, and his similarities and differences with other pop artists like Warhol and Lichtenstein. The essay focuses on areas that have only been superficially addressed in the literature to date, bringing the level of Rosenquist scholarship up to that of his Pop Art contemporaries.
For any collector of American art, this gives attention to Rosenquist's singular achievement in American art during these three decades.
Big Eye Art: Resurrected and Transformed
Big Eye Art
Resurrected and Transformed
Paperback      ISBN: 1858944368

Big-eye art has undergone a major revival, with the waifs of the earlier movement transformed into fairies, mermaids, demons and myriad otherwordly beings. This book showcases the works of over 20 of today's most significant big-eye artists, offering an insight into a fantastical, sometimes bizarre, metaphysical world.

The Art of Gothic: Music + Fashion + Alt Culture
The Art of Gothic
Music + Fashion + Alt Culture
Hardcover      ISBN: 1617136026

(Book). The gothic look head-to-toe black attire and extreme makeup has been a popular one since the 1980s, with each generation reinterpreting this dark aesthetic as its own. From the staccato postpunk of Siouxsie and the Banshees and the dark rock of the Sisters of Mercy through to the industrial metal of Marilyn Manson and the funereal emotional pop of My Chemical Romance, gothic culture has strong roots in music and continues to adapt and survive. But gothic art is about more than just album covers and ephemera; it's about fashion, book jackets, cinematography, and fine art. Its influence frequently seeps into mainstream culture too. Nowadays, "goth" comes in many shapes, sizes, and even colors, as it encompasses a myriad of subgenres, including cyber, death rock, gothic metal, gothic Lolita, and emo goths. Although each is different, followers are identified by their striking, often theatrical look, music with a hint of melancholy, and the ability to find beauty in morbidity, sometimes even in the macabre. The Art of Gothic is the first heavily illustrated tome to explore the aesthetics of this fascinating style in great detail. Previous books on goth have given a bold overview of the music and culture associated with the genre, but this book goes deeper and hones in on the album art, intricate fashions, fantasy illustrations, and more.

The Art of the Good Dinosaur
The Art of the Good Dinosaur
Hardcover      ISBN: 1452122202

What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? The Good Dinosaur takes you on an epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend. Showcasing the stunning artwork from the film's creation--including sketches, storyboards, maquette sculpts, colorscripts, and much more--The Art of The Good Dinosaur offers the ultimate behind-the-scenes look at the research and design that went into the making of this innovative film.

Copyright (c)2015 Disney Enterprises, Inc. and Pixar. All rights reserved.
Marvel's Ant-Man and the Wasp: The Art of the Movie
Marvel's Ant-Man and the Wasp
The Art of the Movie
Hardcover      ISBN: 1302909061

The latest entry in Marvel's ART OF series is no small matter Scott Lang has gone straight. No, seriously. Until Hope Van Dyne drags him back into a quest to save her mother - one that might put Scott's relationship with his daughter at risk. This collectible volume contains pages of full-color concept art, production designs and behind-the-scenes secrets from the filmmakers. Go behind the scenes of Marvel's next big hit