- Hardcover: 176 pages
- Publisher: Chronicle Books; First Edition edition (May 26, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0811874346
- ISBN-13: 978-0811874342
- Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 1 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #912,268 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Art of Toy Story 3 Hardcover – May 26, 2010
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There are 176 pages, 16 more pages that previous Pixar art books. You'll see new toys, colour scripts, storyboards, sculptures, sketches and some photographs. Some pieces of art from Toy Story 2 were also included. Many pieces of art are digitally created, which is how it's done these days. It doesn't take away anything though, the art is still good. Colour studies from Dice Tsutsumi and Robert Kondo are beautiful, just like the one on the cover. And so are all the art from other artists.
The writeup is marvelous. There so much more to read compared to previous Pixar art books. I can see Author Charles Soloman has talked to a lot of people and done some good research. The commentary is filled with lots of quotes from the staff, interesting stories and insight into Toy Story. You'll read about the legacy of Toy Story, the updates to this movie, story sequences, the characters and other details right down to how Andy's neighbour decorates his lawn.
For the most part, the commentary is really about the plot and the characters. Nuances and deliberations to every story decisions are explained. Many of the ideas translated to screen are actually from personal life experiences. This film is clearly a piece of love for everyone who worked on it and you'll feel that love and level of commitment on every page you read.
I'm pretty sure this is going to be one of Pixar's most touching film to date.
Highly recommended. It's a great book for all Pixar fans.
(There are more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
Charles' Solomon's look into PIXAR is a gem in that during the first pages of the book, it takes fans and readers back, to examine a little of the first two films, before the creative team delves into development of the toy's latest adventure. It is interesting seeing how times have evolved, as on one opening page, we see two color studies. One is from 1994 done in pastels, and one is from 2008 done in a digital paint program.
The book is a trove of color studies, character concepts, clay sculptures, and really gives, to me, one of the most thorough analysis of a PIXAR film in a long time. Some of the making-of books seem a bit hodge-podge, but this has an underlying narrative that gets you into the heads of those at PIXAR, as well as their latest creation.
There are color scripts, photos of maquettes, descriptions of how each location was conceived and executed, and even explanations of Michael Arndt's script-writing process. I am so happy to finally own this book, and I'd recommend it to anyone with even a passing interest in animated films.
ps. Other books that are wonderful for this type of architecture/concept art study I've found are Monsters University, Big Hero Six, Frozen, and the Assassin's Creed books..
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book, and amazing paintings. i bought this book especially because of the amazing painting of
Dice Tsutsumi, he's one of my favorite
I got this for my brother in law, an artist. He spent hours poring over it and enjoying the incredible artwork. Great book!Published 24 months ago by Cheyl A Hutchinson
Amazing. Everyone will love this. Adults, children, teenagers, grandparents... it's an incredible look at what Pixar created with insights and sketches you won't find anywhere... Read morePublished on November 28, 2013 by Titus Smith
This was an amazing buy. Truly no regrets here. It was a very emotional read as it is my favorite of all Pixar films. Read morePublished on July 29, 2013 by AnimationStation
I love all the books of Charles Solomon.
Well written, well illustrated and this is one of them. Congratulations to the author and recommend buying.
So much detail in the story, writers, & artists involved. There are lots of drawings and lots of reading. Toy Story 1, 2, & 3 was such an amazing film. Read morePublished on January 7, 2013 by Stephanie
There are many conceptual arts and color setting scripts,very substantial ! I like the pastel works and how the artist used environment lights.Published on December 7, 2012 by Greenbird
These books are a must have for any artist in or wanting to get into animation. They break the process down so you understand the steps involved in making a Pixar classic. Read morePublished on October 9, 2012 by Jim Magdadleno