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The Art of Drew Struzan Hardcover – Sep 14 2010

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Titan Books; First Edition edition (Sept. 14 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1848566190
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848566194
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 2 x 31.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #137,980 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"If you love movie posters you’ll want to have this on your bookshelf, or coffee table." -- Leonard Maltin


"The Art of Drew Struzan is required reading for any fan of the artist, any fan of the films he did art for, and any fan of movie posters in general." -- comingsoon.net

"...visual chocolate for every lover of movie posters..." -- Tor.com

"Page after gorgeous page of draft compositions and alternate posters that, until now, went unseen by the public at large." -- Cinematical

"Drew’s work evokes the magic of cinema and his raw passion for it is right there on every single page." -- Film Junk

"The art alone would make this a worthwhile book to pick up — but it's the context and history you get along the way that seals the deal. The Art of Drew Struzan should be on the reading list of any movie buff." -- Blog Critics

"The Art of Drew Struzan immortalizes a man who contributed much more than film advertisements. He gave America icons and the magic to remember them by." -- One Metal

About the Author

Drew Struzan has painted album covers, advertising, collectibles, and book covers, but he is best known for his extensive movie poster work.

A particular favorite artist of film directors George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, Struzan created distinct and indelible images for many of their film releases, with Spielberg decreeing that Struzan be the only artist allowed to render the space-creature character E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.


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I didn't releaze how much this guy was loved by others (i.e. Steven Speilberg, Robert Zemeckis). Having collected his posters back in the 1980's and proudly displayed them in my home theatre over the years, how surprised was I to see a book beautifully containing the work of an amazing artist and the stories (plus thumbnails) of some of his best posters.

If you are a lover of movie posters and Drew Struzan ...then this is the book for you!! If you love artwork ...this is also the book for you!

Following in the footsteps of Norman Rockwell and other great artists ...this book of Drew Struzan's artwork and stories will provide a wonderful glimpse at the beautiful artwork behind movie posters!

Beautiful four-colour pages containing the original artwork of the best movies over the past 3 decades. Providing a chance to look and study his artwork over and over again, and know the 'Hollywood' stories behind the poster.
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By Parka HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on Oct. 8 2010
Format: Hardcover
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It's really great to see Drew Struzan's art in one wonderful volume. All those that I've seen before were in different making-of and art-of books, particularly the Star Wars books. This book has much more than that.

There are works dating back to the from the first Indiana Jones movie (1981), Star Wars (he drew for all of them), Back to the Future, Shawshank Redemption, Police Academy, Hellboy and a few movies which I didn't know existed. Going through this book made me feel like watching all those movies again. A very nostalgic collection.

The paintings are gorgeous, nicely reproduced, and many printed full page. Also included are many variations of the movie posters, both in sketches and colours, and all almost as detailed as the final piece.

There's some sort of magical quality in his paintings that evoke a sense of fantasy and adventure. Together with his traditional approach to art, he has created a style that's easily recognisable. Every page is a marvel to look at, to admire.

Besides the art, Drew Struzan himself provided some commentary on the background stories and working with people. It's all very interesting to read.

This is definitely one of the top art books for 2010.

You probably do not want to miss this fantastic book.

(There are more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
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This book contains alot of pencil drawings to go along with the final pieces. Its great if you are interested in the process of creating. There are fewer selections than the Drew Oeuvre book, but go indepth far greater. If youre looking for a book with a larger, more complete collection, then check out the Oeuvre. If youre interested in the process work and pencil compostions, then this is the one for you. Or get both, they are good companion books to have. Very happy with both of them; excellent quality prints and large enough to examine details.
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