Vous voulez voir cette page en français ? Cliquez ici.


or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
or
Amazon Prime Free Trial required. Sign up when you check out. Learn More
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Tell the Publisher!
I'd like to read this book on Kindle

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

The Art Of the Incredibles [Hardcover]

Mark Cotta Vaz , Brad Bird , John Lasseter
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
List Price: CDN$ 50.00
Price: CDN$ 31.35 & FREE Shipping. Details
You Save: CDN$ 18.65 (37%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 2 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca. Gift-wrap available.
Want it delivered Wednesday, September 24? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout.

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover CDN $31.35  
Join Amazon Student in Canada


Book Description

Aug. 15 2004 The Art of
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. With an 8-page gatefold and fabulous color art, this stunning bookthe only movie tie-in book for adultswill delight film-goers, artists, and animation fans alike.

Frequently Bought Together

The Art Of the Incredibles + The Art of Finding Nemo + The Art of Ratatouille
Price For All Three: CDN$ 94.05


Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Product Details


Product Description

From Publishers Weekly

After almost 20 years in the vanguard of computer animation, Pixar Animation Studios (home of Toy Story, Monsters Inc., and Finding Nemo, among others) is releasing another technological wonder, The Incredibles. Brad Bird, who made The Iron Giant and is described by Pixar executive producer John Lasseter as "the ultimate geeky animation fan," dreamed up the story of the Parrs, a family of superheroes who have been forced by law to stop using their powers and live normally, sort of, until a vengeful supervillain emerges and kidnaps the father. The book describes the long process that went into making Bird’s ideas a reality, with accompanying art showing the project’s design at all its stages. Short interviews with Bird and his animation crew reveal the collaborative work and innovation necessary to produce a computer-generated feature focusing on humans, which are much harder to depict realistically than, say, angelfish. As the supervising technical director says, "the level of effort it takes to have the Parr family sit down to dinner is comparable to having Bob pick up a bus and throw it through a wall." It’s fascinating to see the various images created in advance of the computer illustrations; on any given page, one can find the initial collages, sketches and, in some cases, digital effects that hint at how the movie comes to life. If Pixar’s track record holds, The Incredibles will be a major hit, but even if it isn’t, graphic arts fans and those interested in finding out how such impressive productions are realized will enjoy this inside glimpse at the movie’s making.
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

From Booklist

This Christmas, what promises to be the latest in Pixar's unbroken string of smash-hit digital animation features will be released--The Incredibles. The movie depicts a family of superheroes--paunchy, middle-aged dad; domesticated mom; and three kids--forced to go underground when the government outlaws them. Director Brad Bird envisioned the film as a tribute to the comic books and TV shows of his 1960s youth. As this handsome book shows, he has given The Incredibles a look that celebrates mid-twentieth-century American design, including the era's conception of how the future--our present--would appear. Bird, whose background is in hand-drawn animation--he directed the undersung The Iron Giant--has, with the help of Pixar veterans, made a smooth transition to the computerized medium. This attractively designed book features hundreds of conceptual drawings, character designs, storyboards, and other illustrations, plus enlightening, behind-the-scenes commentary from the movie's creators. Libraries wherever tie-in books to such Pixar blockbusters as Finding Nemo and Monsters, Inc. have proved popular should prepare for similar demand for this latest volume. Gordon Flagg
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved

Inside This Book (Learn More)
First Sentence
The Incredibles features Bob and Helen Parr, a.k.a. Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl, respectively (and the voice talents of Craig T. Nelson as Bob and Holly Hunter as Helen). Read the first page
Explore More
Concordance
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

Sell a Digital Version of This Book in the Kindle Store

If you are a publisher or author and hold the digital rights to a book, you can sell a digital version of it in our Kindle Store. Learn more

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Customer Reviews

4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
5.0 out of 5 stars
5.0 out of 5 stars
Most helpful customer reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Lots of Different Style Feb. 12 2009
By Parka HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Hardcover
There's a lot of different artistic style in the book. When Brad Bird came to Pixar, he brought with him his team of artists, those that had worked with him on The Iron Giant.

Each artist produced concept art using different materials and style. There are collage, gouache, digital, marker, acrylic and pastel. Each drawing generates ideas and inspiration. You'll have no idea the movie was created for art so varied. There are no rendered stills from the movie.

The book touches mainly on character design and artistic direction of the movie.

If you want the process of creating The Incredibles, you'll want to grab the DVD instead. There are pretty comprehensive behind the scenes included in the DVD.

There are more pictures on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Amazon.com: 4.2 out of 5 stars  26 reviews
45 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Feast of colour and style !!! Oct. 14 2004
By Antonios Glikos - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I just recieved my copy of this 3rd Pixar-Art-Book in the series (The Art of Monsters Inc and the Art of Finding Nemo were also designed to the same style and dimentions) and Im more than happy!!!

Again there are tons of conceptual drawings, collages and pencil-sketches. Litterally an explosion of colours and talent! The text takes only a small part of the book which is great cause all of us want to see the conceptual artwork (we can always learn tons of info and trivia when the Special DVD set will be out).

Looking at the countless colour studies, again it is Mary Blair that sparkles behind them. It is so touching to see that this new generation of artists, that work with the latest digital technology have so much education and have studied the work of Mary Blair in such a depth that that to anyone who loves her work it almost feels like a Tribute to her amazing sense of colour and design (just check the drawing of the island and you'll see how similar is to the Neverland island of Peter Pan).

Personally I feel that this book is a necesary companion to the movie! All these treasures of the early conceptual drawings reveal another angle of Pixar, a more delicate and sofisticate side, that with the final digital artwork it can't be visible...

Congratulations to this fantastic team of artists and to their boss who give them the Freedom and the time to create all this awesome inspirational artwork!!!

I never saw something similar since Walt Disney left this planet.

The bookbinding is perfect (the Incredibles Logo is embosed to the front cover under the dust-jacket) and the printing is bright and great! A real 5-star artbook!!!
18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lots of Different Style Aug. 11 2008
By Parka - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
There's a lot of different artistic style in the book. When Brad Bird came to Pixar, he brought with him his team of artists, those that had worked with him on The Iron Giant.

Each artist produced concept art using different materials and style. There are collage, gouache, digital, marker, acrylic and pastel. Each drawing generates ideas and inspiration. You'll have no idea the movie was created for art so varied. There are no rendered stills from the movie.

The book touches mainly on character design and artistic direction of the movie.

If you want the process of creating The Incredibles, you'll want to grab the DVD instead. There are pretty comprehensive behind the scenes included in the DVD.

(More pictures are available on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
16 of 21 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Somewhat disappointing June 30 2008
By AnimationGeek - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
The Incredibles remains my favorite Pixar film to date. I was very excited to read this book and I very much looked forward to seeing the progression from rough ideas to finished product.

Sadly, this was not what the book delivered.

The art in the book is rough and garish. The few development drawings and maquettes that are included are overshadowed by the gaudy, cut-paper collage versions of the characters that are featured on almost every page. Of all the artists that worked on this film, only a paltry few were chosen to have their work featured in this title and after a few pages the "sameness" of the chosen work dulled any enthusiasm I might have had for it.

I must also agree that the art strikes me as very early pre-production work as it has very little visual relation to what wound up on the screen. There is almost no development or evolution of the characters or sets shown and little to no mention of how these rough versions became the final polished movie. It seems to me to be an illustration of one single moment in the movie's development rather than a comprehensive look at all the art and creativity that went into the film. And a rushed one at that.

This is an interesting coffee-table book, certainly something avid collectors would want in their library. But for those of us looking for an insight into the vast process of creative development in such a wonderful movie . . . I'm afraid we will have to look elsewhere.
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Loved the Movie, But My Least Favorite Art of Pixar Book! Oct. 18 2009
By Thanos of Titan - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Sure, all of these "Art of" Pixar books are great, and any animator or animation lover should own them. However I was least impressed by this one. It just doesn't seem to have the quality in design or content that all the other Pixar books have. It also doesn't show a good progression from the concept drawings to the final product, and the explainations of plot and character developement is weak. I think a far better book is the Art of Ratatouille book. Tons of ideas, concepts, huge paintings, explainations of used and unused characters, logo designs...that book just has it all. I feel that this one fell flat.

If you collect these art of books like me, I would recommend you get this one because there is good work here...but save it for last, the quality and design are just not up to par with the other pixar books. First I would recommend: The Art of Rataouille, The Art of Finding Nemo, The Art of Pixar Shorts, The art of Monsters Vs. Aliens and The Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs Art book...those are all beautiful top quality books!
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lots and lots of fun Dec 4 2004
By Kindle Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
_The Art of The Incredibles_ is a lot of fun, it's even more fun after you've seen the movie and can read this book to learn about how they did what they did and why they made the artistic choices they made. The descriptions of the creative process and the drawings showing the evolutions of the concepts and characters in the movie are fascinating and often amusing (such as the various conceptions of the character of Edna Mode). If you're a fan of the movie you'll really love this book.
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Look for similar items by category


Feedback