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Drew Struzan: Oeuvre Hardcover – October 4, 2011
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"I can’t recommend picking up Oeuvre enough. Such a great collection of the man’s art; a must own for any movie/pop culture fan!" - Ain't It Cool
"It would be tempting, looking at this massive book, to simply be reduced to a quivering mass of fanboy enthusiasm shouting hosannas, but it's the presentation of the book that denies such a simple response. Save for an introduction by George Lucas, it is almost entirely free of text or explanation, presenting several decades worth of work almost as free association. The effect is both overwhelming and personalizing, as if it were the man's private notebook printed in perhaps the most elegant form possible." - Just Press Play
"The gorgeous art book you must own." - Badass Digest
"... incredibly comprehensive and gorgeously presented... if you've got a poster-geek in your life, this is a must for them." - Movies.com
"Easily the best coffee table book I own." - Film.com
"One of the best purchases I’ve made this year, and a must have for any film fanatic." - SlashFilm
"If you're a fan of pop art, Star Wars or Drew Struzan, Ouevre would make a fine addition to your library." - Topless Robot
"A must own book for any movie or art lover." - Geek Tyrant
"This book is truly a thing of beauty—a real must-have for movie buffs and art buffs alike." - Nerd Approved
"As far as a career-spanning retrospective, Oeuvre is hard to beat." - The Playlist
"My favorite movie artist" - Steven Spielberg
"One of the very best" - George Lucas
"Struzan created some of the most indelible images of our time" - Leonard Maltin
About the Author
Drew is the author of the massively successful The Art of Drew Struzan - also published by Titan Books.
Dylan Struzan is an author and Drew's wife.
George Lucas is an American film producer, screen- writer, director and founder/chairman of Lucasfilm Ltd. He is best known for being the creator of the space opera franchise Star Wars and the archaeologist-adventurer character Indiana Jones.
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This is the updated edition of the 2004 edition Drew Struzan: Oeuvre. The publisher Titan Books considers it a brand new edition, with lots of additional and up-to-date material, plus text by Dylan Struzan - Drew's wife. It is described as 'a sumptuous companion volume to The Art of Drew Struzan'.
So what's the difference between this book vs The Art of Drew Struzan and The Movie Posters of Drew Struzan?
The Movie Posters of Drew Struzan is a 120-page hardcover selection of movie posters up to 2004. The Art of Drew Struzan is the 160-page hardcover selection of works featuring lots of accompanying sketches together with his finished drawings, complete with commentary on his thoughts and stories behind each piece. Oeuvre is collection of works representing his career, up to 2010.
Much of what you see here is duplicated in The Movie Posters of Drew Struzan so there's no point getting that book, especially when the price different is small. Even though there is duplication in The Art of Drew Struzan as well, that book is still worth getting because of his sketches and if you want to read about his creative process.
Alright, back to Oeuvre.
Drew Struzan's art is beautiful, possibly unparalleled. You already know that.
The amount of work he created is immense and this book is a tribute to his mastery.Read more ›
Every copy has had the binding come apart after only a week or so and after only flipping through a half dozen times or so.
I would think a book of this quality art would have much higher quality materials and workmanship.
Pages 54-55 appear twice, once where they should be and then again pages 166-167
Missing art work is two paintings of darth maul comic book covers (
darth maul numbers 1-3)
Otherwise this is an incredible book.
While that book may have been a glimpse into the process of the artist and was rich with contextual back story, Ouvre is more of a straight shot through Drew's illustrative career. What it lacks in exposition, it surely makes up for in sheer volume and variety of content.
This book has absolutely everything. From The movie posters that we already know and love to his recognizable works in the world of publishing and music. Books cover, magazine illustrations and music memorabilia seem like a far cry from the "Home Run" posters that we think of whenever we imagine a George Lucas or Steven Spielberg film. I rather enjoyed this glimpse into the life of the working illustrator. It was nice to see pieces that to us are still masterful, but to Drew, could have been just another paycheck.
Certain pieces feel like filler and at double the size of The Art of Drew Struzan, there certainly would have been some room to take out the weaker pieces. Although I wasn't to hot on it, I did really like the inclusion of Drew's personal work. It traditional painting that seems to be Drew pulling away from everything that has made him well known as an illustrator. When you view it, you really see this completely different narrative from anything else that he has worked on professionally.
I would recommend this book as a standalone purchase for any artist, art lover or pop culture enthusiast. As an artist, I think that it is a must to own both books, in order to really get the whole Drew Struzan story. He is definitively a modern master and is someone that drives me to push myself to become a better artist with each new piece I do.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Book Artist and Artwork are amazing but the quality of the book is terrible, rips very easily and bound is not top quality. Still a great work by the Artist, i highly recommend it.Published 6 months ago by Hamilton
It was chance that I ran across a documentary regarding Drew Struzan and his contributions to cinema. Read morePublished 17 months ago by SoloTotoCoyote
after watching the documentary was very pleased to get this reasonably-priced book
of his great artwork
Big art prints, not much text. Exactly what I wanted. If you're looking for a book that showcases Struzen's mastery this is it.Published 21 months ago by Derrick Strickland