Description : Concept art and creator commentary from Academy Award Winner Guillermo del Toro and the talented minds behind the Emmy® Award-winning animated series! Dark Horse Books and DreamWorks Animation have crossed Arcadia Oaks, the Troll Market, and the Darklands to bring you the definitive chronicle of the making of Trollhunters. Including hundreds of pieces of never-before-seen concept art and exclusive artists' commentary, this masterfully designed and gorgeously printed volume offers readers the chance to take in the magic of these fantastical worlds and unforgettable characters like never before!
Description : Covering the entire 20th century, this text traces the roots of conceptualrt to movements such as Dada, explaining its importance in the 1960s and970s and showing that it is still alive today.;In 1917 Marcel Duchamp signedhe name R. Mutt on a urinal and placed it in a gallery. Even the mosttrident modernists refused to accept this object as a work of art, however,uchamp stuck to his guns, claiming that he had chosen the urinal as an artbject so it must be art. Such arguments over the nature of art stillontinue today. Tony Godfrey sees the archetypal work of Conceptual Art as auestion and a proposition joined together: "What is Art? This could be Art."his text seeks to demystify the subject by placing the art in its social andolitical context.
Description : "The Art of Splatoon contains 320 inkredible pages of artwork, including 2D and 3D illustrations of your favorite characters, maps, concept art, weapon and gear design, storyboards, sketches, hand-drawn comics . . . and that's only an inkling of what's inside. We're not squidding around: this is a must have for all fans of Splatoon!"--Page  of cover.
Description : The Companion provides an accessible critical survey of Western visual art theory from sources in Classical, Medieval and Renaissance thought through to contemporary writings.
Description : Figure Drawing for Concept Artists is the essential life drawing primer for concept artists, by respected industry practitioner Kan Muftic.
Description : "User level: intermediate to advanced 2D artists, concept artists, illustrators and matte painters"--P.  of cover.
Description : “There they rest, inert, impertinent, in gallery space—those book forms either imitated or mutilated, replicas of reading matter or its vestiges. Strange, after its long and robust career, for the book to take early retirement in a museum, not as rare manuscript but as functionless sculpture. Readymade or constructed, such book shapes are canceled as text when deposited as gallery objects, shut off from their normal reading when not, in some yet more drastic way, dismembered or reassembled.” So begins Bookwork, which follows our passion for books to its logical extreme in artists who employ found or simulated books as a sculptural medium. Investigating the conceptual labor behind this proliferating international art practice, Garrett Stewart looks at hundreds of book-like objects, alone or as part of gallery installations, in this original account of works that force attention upon a book’s material identity and cultural resonance. Less an inquiry into the artist’s book than an exploration of the book form’s contemporary objecthood, Stewart’s interdisciplinary approach traces the lineage of these aggressive artifacts from the 1919 Unhappy Readymade of Marcel Duchamp down to the current crisis of paper-based media in the digital era. Bookwork surveys and illustrates a stunning variety of appropriated and fabricated books alike, ranging from hacksawed discards to the giant lead folios of Anselm Kiefer. The unreadable books Stewart engages with in this timely study are found, again and again, to generate graphic metaphors for the textual experience they preclude, becoming in this sense legible after all.
Description : The official art book to the game! Two-hundred pages of mind-bending art and insightful creator commentary exploring the conceptualization and execution of We Happy Few! October, 1964. The City of Wellington Wells is all that's left of England after the German invasion and four years of occupation. But it's still the swinging '60s, and everyone is fab, especially because they're taking happy pills--Joy--and wearing Happy Face masks so they're always smiling . . . everyone except the awful Downers who live in the abandoned Garden District and refuse to take their Joy. Dark Horse Books and Compulsion Games are thrilled to present The Art of We Happy Few. Showcasing a unique retro-futuristic style, this book includes hundreds of pieces of concept art, paired with exclusive commentary from the team that created it! Don't be a Downer by missing out on this perfect companion to the psychedelic videogame experience!
Description : Joseph Beuys's work continues to influence and inspire practitioners and thinkers all over the world, in areas from organizational learning, direct democracy and new money forms to new art pedagogies and ecological art practices. Here, in dialogue with Volker Harlan - a close colleague, whose own work also revolves around understandings of substance and sacrament that are central to Beuys - the deeper motivations and insights underlying 'social sculpture', Beuys's expanded conception of art, are illuminated. His profound reflections, complemented with insightful essays by Volker Harlan, give a sense of the interconnectedness between all life forms, and the foundations of a path towards an ecologically sustainable future.