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Continuing their popular ART OF series of movie tie-in books, Marvel presents its latest blockbuster achievement! Featuring exclusive concept artwork, behind-the-scenes photographs, production stills, and in-depth interviews with the cast and crew, THE AR T OF THOR: THE DARK WORLD provides an insider's look into the making of the highly anticipated film directed by Alan TaContinuing their popular ART OF series of movie tie-in books, Marvel presents its latest blockbuster achievement! Featuring exclusive concept artwork, behind-the-scenes photographs, production stills, and in-depth interviews with the cast and crew, THE AR T OF THOR: THE DARK WORLD provides an insider's look into the making of the highly anticipated film directed by Alan Taylor and starring Chris Hemsworth....

Title : The Art of Thor: The Dark World
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ISBN : 9780785168126
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 272 Pages
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The Art of Thor: The Dark World Reviews

  • Khara
    2018-11-18 21:22

    I have had some beefs with the image quality in the previous two The Art Of... books (Thor and Avengers), but this one is really great and really high quality. No pixellation issues, no blurriness. The only major complaint I have is the limited Loki, but until Marvel produces a 200 pg book on The Art of Loki, I'll be disappointed. :) That being said, this book is beautiful, it really talks about the design process, integrating mythology with comics, character development, detailed look at the different locations, and awesome storyboard sequences. For a fan of the Asgardian part of the Marvel Universe, these 3 books are awesome to have. I would highly suggest all 3 of them to everyone!

  • Andrew Sorrentino
    2018-10-28 23:22

    A stroll through visual design for the movie. Concept artists are quoted along with their work. Production designers and other staff are also quoted frequently. It's very inspiring to see a piece of art from the design phase juxtaposed with a still frame from the film! A high caliber art book.

  • J'aime
    2018-10-28 16:19

    The Art of Thor the Dark World is a major improvement over "The Art of Thor the Movie", which had far too many pages of abstract designs for Jotunheim, and too few of the main characters and Asgard. TDW has more visually stimulating settings, and the Dark Elves are also more interesting than Jotuns. And here, the text enhances and expands upon the art in a meaningful way.The book is laid out in a logical progression that mostly mirrors the film's narrative. All of the main characters have an updated look, but rather than just running through them all at once, they are covered as it relates to the story and settings. The movie opens with backstory narrative of the Dark Elves, and the Art book opens (after the introduction) with an overview of the Book of Yggdrasil, and how its design was based on illuminated texts. The film then jumps to our hero, Sif and the Warriors Three, engaged in battle. Thus, the book runs through their costume updates, as well as the development of Vanaheim, the look of its people and of the Marauders who are attacking them. The prose helps put the images in perspective by explaining the artists/filmmakers choices, and even how they tie back to the comic source. One of my favorite pages in this section is the evolution of Mjolnir, with a picture of each incarnation from the three films laid side by side. This made it much easier to see the subtle, but effective, differences.The book then devotes a hefty section to the development of the Dark Elves, their technology and ships. It was time well spent. I thought the ships in the film were visually stunning and very creative, and it was interesting to see how they evolved and from where the artists drew inspiration. The editor discusses how Malekith was necessarily adapted from his comic book look and how the elves' masks came to be. When Jane comes to Asgard, the book follows her there. Most of the rest of the book is dedicated to Asgard's updated look. Alan Taylor had a specific vision to ground Asgard in reality, while still showing their advanced technology. The book goes through each of the major sets of Asgard, such as the Throne Room, Hall of Science, Medina, Frigga's chambers and the dungeons. The section then highlights the changes to characters as they relate to Asgard: Jane, Heimdall, Odin, Frigga and Loki.The book closes with a very brief mention of the marketing for the film. Again, I feel Marvel should either expand on this or do a book specifically about the marketing for these films since it is so interesting.The exterior covers mimic the design imagery of the Book of Yggdrasil and the book comes enclosed in slipcase, with full color wrap-around imagery. The front of the slipcase has Thor from the teaser poster, and the back has Loki as seen on his character poster in the destroyed throne room. Overall, this book is incredibly well done and quite beautiful. Highly recommended.

  • Jeff Lanter
    2018-11-10 22:38

    Because my pockets are only so big and my bookshelf is not infinite, I try to pick and choose what books I'm going to buy nowadays. Even though I'm a big Marvel fan, this is the first one I've bought and I'm glad I have this one on my shelf. While this book is expensive, Marvel puts out a very nice hardcover book with slipcase and really beautiful design. One of the things that this book (and I assume other Marvel art books have as well) is double page spreads of artwork. These are often environment shots which deserve the panoramic view. The book really covers everything you'd want to see including character, ship, weapon, and environment designs. There are even early frames to determine camera angles in here. While most pages have text, this is a very fast read and most of the information just explains a little about the design you see on the page. There is not a lot of behind the scenes information about the movie here. There are a lot of really dark pages that can be a little hard to appreciate, but this all fits in with the imagery and setting of the movie. After reading this book I'm only sad that I missed out on the first Thor art book because this one is very good.

  • Charlotte
    2018-10-20 23:20

    I bought this art book at a con and it doesn't disappoint! It is absolutely gorgeous and I would highly recommend it to art books and/or environmental/fantasy art enthusiasts.One thing it was lacking was Loki concepts in the character design section. I think he's only in the book once or twice? Whereas all the other characters that had less screen time are in there heaps more.Edit: Maybe I'm just being a little picky just because I am a big fan of MCU's Loki?

  • oxana
    2018-11-06 17:43

    3½ stars.Much the same as the other "Art of " books from Marvel.This one yielded surprisingly little new information or detailed looks at things. A lot of two-page images of concept art, which were quite beautiful, but it felt like there was less content in this book than the others, for some reason.

  • Lucy
    2018-10-26 22:19

    All the concept art is absolutely incredible, and the reasoning behind elements within the work only served to enhance it. However, I feel like more time could have been spent on character design, as each character was only given a single double-page spread, often with one of the pages simply being a large still from the film.

  • Michael Alexander Henke
    2018-10-29 20:29

    Marvel has a whole line of these very nice, slip-cased art books. This is the first one I've read, and I was very impressed. Lots of great concept art, production shots, and design stuff. I'm sure your enjoyment will hinge on how much you like the Marvel movies, but I really liked it.

  • Evie
    2018-10-27 21:17

    This book is amazing. It's jam-packed with concept art and character designs, along with a few storyboards, all from one of my favorite movies about one of my favorite avengers with my favorite villain. Really, it doesn't get much better than this.

  • Lisa
    2018-10-29 18:23

    i was hoping that there would be more art and pictures of the characters and explaining the story behind their costumes and storylines

  • Mahendra Pawar
    2018-11-04 16:24

    good book