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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Titan Books (February 5, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1781164266
  • ISBN-13: 978-1781164266
  • Product Dimensions: 11.9 x 9.4 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #96,682 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Titan put this book out and it looks goooooooood." - Ain’t It Cool Holiday Gift Guide

"As far as video game art books go, this has to be one of the best that I have seen. It is jam packed with beautiful content. Fans of the Dead Space franchise are going to love this book." –
Examiner

"Hot Damn, this Dead Space concept art is stunning" – io9

"You don’t have to relive to horror to fully appreciate the design thanks to the gorgeous Art of Dead Space hardback, featuring over 300 images, sketches and concept art." – SFX Short Review

"Your backstage pass to the nightmare that is Dead Space, and fans of the series are sure to eat up every page." – Delta Attack

"Full of gruesome delight." – Goozer Nation

"This lavish hardcover is filled to the brim with never-before-seen concept art" – Destructoid

“As far as video game art books go, this has to be one of the best that I have seen. It is jam packed with beautiful content. Fans of the Dead Space franchise are going to love this book.” – Examiner

“The ultimate Dead Space resource.” – Wired.com

“Every bit the prestigious coffee table book we wanted.” “One of the nicest art books I’ve seen in awhile.” “Titan Books has created a gorgeous, old school offering which is sure to impress your gamer friends.” – Forbes.com

“Packed with just the right quotient of horror and science fiction to satisfy either fan base. Definitely worth checking out.” – Strange Kids Club

“A great collection of sci-fi/horror art.” – TG Daily

“The book provides amazingly detailed conceptual renderings of key characters, creatures, environments, and props while explaining the thought process that allowed the artists to arrive at the final product.” – 4 Player Network

“A phenomenal collection of art.” – Total Gaming Network

“A beautiful collection.” – Unwinnable

“The fresh ink smell and the stylish cover tell you to get ready to see some wonderful visuals. The book goes over every little detail from the series. How the universe was designed and conjured up. You get some glances at early designs. You also get some lengthy info on each piece of art be it plasma cutter to just doors in the game. It's more than just tidbits, it more like a cultural guide book to the Dead Space universe.” – Things To Do In LA

“Very few companies are putting out art books of this quality these days – my hat is off to Titan for making a book worth owning.  It is an amazing peek behind the curtain.” – Gaming Trend

"Titan Books has done its usual stellar job on this volume, from the embossed, glossy black covers to the Rorschach-like endpapers to the stunning amount of work between them.
“Take it from a guy totally unfamiliar with Dead Space – liking the videogame is not a prerequisite for enjoying this book." – The October Country

“From carnage-filled hallways to desolate planetscapes, this book will transport you into the Dead Space universe and immerse you in its depth.” “This book is epic in its scope and lavishly illustrated.” – Shattered Ravings

“The artwork is also positively stunning.” – Horror News


“For anyone interested in the art behind the video games, this is an amazing glimpse
into the detail, the creativity and the effort that comes before we get to sit and play.” “This is a great addition to anyone addicted to the Dead Space trilogy, as well as a very interesting look at the inner workings of a video game from an art perspective.” – Hearts on Fire Review 
 

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Martin Robinson is an award-winning journalist and author of Halo: The Art of Building Worlds for Titan Books.

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Quality illustrations in large format with beautiful illustrations!
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Having something to read in addition to the pictures always makes for a better, deeper and longer experience in an art book.
Diogmites
This book shows off art work from all three games including some concept art which is amazing.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Parka TOP 50 REVIEWER on February 19, 2013
Format: Hardcover
Length: 1:10 Mins
The Art of Dead Space is a wonderful concept art book for the chilling game series. It has 192 pages and a hardcover with a nice matte surface going on.

The book collects art from all the three games so far. Squeezing three games into 192 pages means that some artworks could not be included. So at times, I was thinking,"Shouldn't there be a bit more of this and that?" Having said that, this artbook is as good as it can get. It's great actually.

All pages are filled with huge detailed concept art of the characters, creatures, vehicles, spacecrafts and environments. The content covers Isaac, Ishimura, Machinery (all the hardware and stuff), Marker, Necromorphs, The Sprawl, New Horizons Colony, Tau Volantis.

The painted art are gorgeous. Creature designs are awesome. You can feel the grit of the world and the chilling sensation from the grotesque creatures. There are many what-the-hell-happened-here interior art, dying space stations and haunting locations. The art direction really nailed down the look and feel of this intriguing yet horrific world.

This is fantastic video game artbook for fans of the Dead Space, sci-fi art and creature design. Highly recommended.

(There are more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Diogmites on February 21, 2013
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This is an impressive book. Its hard cover with a dust jacket and weighs in at 192 pages and almost all of the art is color. Many of the pieces are full blown paintings. Most of the material in this book (about 45%) is concept art from Dead Space 3. While around 35% being from Dead Space 2, 15% from the first game and the rest from the graphical novel and spin off games.
There are sections on Isaac Clarke, other characters, weapons, suits, the USG Ishimura, vehicles, Unitologists, Necromorphs, the Blood Moon, The Sprawl, Culture , Tau Volantis and the Wrecked Flotilla and the graphic novel.
All of these sections are filled with commentary which is great. Having something to read in addition to the pictures always makes for a better, deeper and longer experience in an art book.
I do have complaints. They all stem from one general complaint: I wish there was more! What's here is so amazing but there are some things missing. The other characters section only contains art from Dead Space 3. So no Nicole Brennan, Alex Stross, Hammond, Tiedemann or *spits* Kendra Daniels. There are a few suits missing from the second and third games. Some weapons are missing. I am sure this is because there is already an artbook for the previous two games and they didn't want to reproduce too much content but both of those are quite hard to come by. I hope they do another book with more art from the other games.
The Necromorphs section is pretty thorough and cool beans. Slashers, wasters, stalkers, leapers, lurkers, The Snowbeast, The Tormentor, tripods, The Pack, alien necromorphs, The Nexus, crawlers, twitchers, exploders, Hunters (from 1 and 3), The Ubermorph, brutes and pukers are all present. Weirdly missing are Feeders from the new game.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Anubis on April 25, 2013
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Before this, the only other artbook I've gotten was "The Art of Mass Effect", so that's where most of my reference will be to when reviewing this book ...

The presentation, both in the material of the book itself, and the general design layout of the pages is top-notch; no complaints there. And I love any hardback with thick, crisp, gloss pages, so major kudos there. On that and the number of sections and the quality of the illustrations, I would almost give this book a 4 star review.

However, there's a couple of general disappointments.

First, I like my artbooks to be a good balance of original concept drawings and explainations on the thought process that drove those illustrations and concepts. This book does that, but only so often, and when it does, it tends to be rather sparse. Additionally, it tends to show just an illustration of what you can already see in pixels in the games themselves ... I don't want that; I want to see what I CAN'T see in the game, the stuff that DIDN'T make it into the game, the stuff that was so crazy and imaginative it was considered, but ultimately cut. My second complaint is related to this, in that I feel like many of the illustrations and paragraphs are filler material. There are several 2 page spreads with (admittedly cool) illustrations, but not of stuff that is ultimately spectacular or original looking; most of these, again, tend to be illustrations of what's in the game. Going with this are paragraphs that tend to ramble a bit, to the point that a few 3 or 4 paragraph bits end up really only telling you one or two things.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By W. Lucero on February 7, 2013
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Great artwork from the game series. This book basically spans the 3 games from concept sketches to beautiful character break downs and full renderings of environments and weapon sketches as well as a section of course on the necromorphs.
Overall if your a fan of the game you'll probably really enjoy this book. If your an artist its a great reference book to have on the table. Speaking of its a beautiful coffee table book as well. The cover alone is a beautiful matte finish with a few spots of gloss.
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