The Art of Avatar - Lisa Fitzpatrick (Hardcover)

James Cameron's Epic Adventure

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A companion book to "Avatar" (directed by James Cameron), a 3-D action adventure that explores the developmental and conceptual art used by the creative team - art directors, visual effects designers, animators, costume designers and creature makers - to bring Cameron's vision to life.

Product Details

Barcode
9780810982864
Department
Books
Released
1 Nov 2009
Supply Source
UK

Book

Authors
Lisa Fitzpatrick
Peter Jackson (Foreward By)
Peter Jackson (Introduction by)
Jon Landau (Foreward By)
James Cameron (Contributor)
Subtitle
James Cameron's Epic Adventure
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Harry N Abrams Inc
Language
English
Number of Pages
105
Dimensions
260 x 305 x 19mm (907g)

Annotation

  • An illustrated companion book to the movie reveals the process behind the creation of set designs for the imaginative vistas, aerial battle scenes and fantastical creatures, and includes interviews with key members of the film's creative crew.

Summary

Academy Award-winning writer/director James Cameron, the maker of Titanic and the creator of the Terminator series, has been crafting Avatar for over four years. The film follows the story of an ex-marine who finds himself thrust into hostilities on a distant planet filled with exotic life forms. As an avatar, a human consciousness in an alien body, he finds himself torn between two worlds, in a desperate fight for his own survival and that of the indigenous people. The Art of Avatar, the companion book to this epic 3-D action adventure, explores the developmental and conceptual art used by the creative team to create the original world of Avatar.
 
With over 100 exclusive full-color images including sketches, matte paintings, drawings, and film stills, The Art of Avatar reveals the process behind the creation of set designs for the imaginative vistas, unique landscapes, aerial battle scenes, bioluminescent nights, and fantastical creatures. Interviews with art directors, visual effects designers, animators, costume designers, and creature makers bring insight into this creative process. The Art of Avatar brings readers behind the scenes of this unprecedented moviegoing experience.

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Cinema-Film
BISAC Subject 1
Performing Arts / Film & Video / General
BISAC Subject 2
Art / Film & Video
BIC Classification 1
Film production: technical & background skills
Dewey Classification
791.43/72

Author Bio

Lisa Fitzpatrick has been a writer and editor for over 15 years. She has created illustrated books for a wide variety of films and television shows including Kung Fu Panda, 24, Star Wars, Shrek, Madagascar and The X-Files, as well as anniversary editions for Sony Pictures Imageworks and the USC School of Cinematic Arts.
Peter Jackson is a three-time Academy Award-winning director, producer and screenwriter, best known for The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Jon Landau is an Academy Award-winning producer and former executive vice president at Twentieth Century Fox and is currently a partner in James Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment.