Titan Art Books for Christmas

Looking for a different Christmas present for the movie buff in your life? Then check out these excellent art books by Titan Books.

TITLE: THE ART OF JOHN ALVIN
H/BACK: 160 pages
RRP: £24.99
ISBN: 9780857689290

The Art of John Alvin

John Alvin’s movie poster art is among the most iconic of the last 40 years, from Disney films such as Beauty and the Beast and Pinocchio, to Empire of the Sun, The Goonies, Blazing Saddles, Jurassic Park, and Star Wars Celebration posters. This book not only collects some of Alvin’s finest work, but also includes previously unseen comprehensives and in progress sketches, accompanied by commentary from John’s wife, and his colleagues and admirers.

For the last 40 years John Alvin has been creating the most iconic movie posters. The diversity is amazing from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast to Empire of the Sun and Star Wars. There is sure to be something in here for everyone.

Not only do you get his most famous posters, but also previously unseen sketches which just add to an amazing book, which I kept looking at for hours. Great for the movie buff, or for the whole family and there is something for everyone.

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TITLE: ON SET WITH JOHN CARPENTER: THE PHOTOGRAPHS OF KIM GOTTLIEB-WALKER
H/BACK: 176 Pages
RRP:£24.99
ISBN: 9781783294688

on set with john carpenter

John Carpenter’s producing partner Debra Hill hired photographer Kim Gottlieb-Walker to be the unit photographer on Halloween, and Kim soon became part of Carpenter’s filmmaking family, going on to shoot stills on the sets of some of his most iconic films:
Halloween
The Fog
Escape from New York
Halloween II
Christine

Collected together here for the first time is the best of that on-set photography, with iconic, rare, and previously unseen images. All accompanied by exclusive commentary from those involved, including John Carpenter himself, and other key crew and cast.

From production stills, to candids of the stars between takes, and the crew in action, alongside portrait shots of the actors who would eagerly pose for Kim, this book gives an unprecedented glimpse into the action on set with John Carpenter.

Well known photographer Kim Gottlieb-Walker was hired to be the photographer on the set of Halloween, and from then on was part of most of Carpenter’s films.

A must for any Carpenter fan this book contains shooting stills (including many unseen pictures), from such great films as Halloween and Escape from New York. For anyone who loves Carpenter’s films (myself included) this book helps to document not only a great career by a fantastic director, but also some epic moments from some of the most epic movies of all time.

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TITLE: HARRY POTTER: THE CREATURE VAULT
H/BACK: 208 pages
RRP: £24.99
ISBN: 9781783296019

Creature-Vault

Dementors and Goblins, Merpeople and Chinese Fireball Dragons – these are just a few of the magical creatures and frightening monsters populating JK Rowling’s wizarding world. The Vault takes a comprehensive look at the fascinating process of bringing the menagerie to life for the blockbuster Harry Potter film series. With detailed profiles of each creature, rare pieces of concept art, behind the scenes shots and film stills, this is unmissable!

This book is a must have for all the Harry Potter fans out there. This book is bound in a purple leatherette cover with de-bossed images of the creatures features in the films. It contains not only beautiful colour photos and illustrations, but also an eight page catalogue from Diagon Alley’s one and only Eeylops Owl Emporium. And is that wasn’t enough you also get a removable poster with pictures of all the creatures featured in the book.

A truly beautiful book that will look fabulous on any muggle’s coffee table or shelf. You will keep going back to it for years to come.

 

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