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Avatar: The Last Airbender (The Art of the Animated Series)
Avatar: The Last Airbender (The Art of the Animated Series)
by Bryan Konietzko
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $25.24
73 used & new from $15.83

32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have art book, May 24, 2010
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An awesome collection of pre-production art; character designs, props, backgrounds, example of storyboards and animation. This book covers all three seasons, episode by episode, from its pilot episode to the grand finale of Sozin's comet.
It is a beautiful collection, presented in a nice hardcover book. There is so much material, it is almost a shame the publisher didn't do one book for each seasons and printed some of the pictures bigger.

If you're looking to have an inside look at the great artworks produced for this show, this is a must have book for all fans of the series.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Serious students, avoid., April 7, 2010
I have written past reviews, warning people about these books.
Most have been deleted, as the editor and other people saw it as an attack. I shall therefore try to write a proper review.

Being a serious student of egyptology and having made the mistake (yes, mistake) of having bought one of the egyptian titles, I can tell from experience these books are just a hodge podge of unedited, unresearched, quickly put together wikipedias article without any serious regards for anyone who may look for serious or scholarly research.
When I buy a book about ancient Egypt, I do not want to hear about Yu-Gi-Oh or Kheper robot in some anime.
I can also say that reading a book, with proper fonts missing (i.e all the hieroglyphs) and arrows left where it indicated a word used to be a weblink makes for clunky paper reading.
What works on the web has obviously not translated well over to books.
This book, with the subject of ancient egyptian writing, if it lacks all proper example of hieroglyphs, hieratic and demotic fonts will make for close to useless reading.
This company only goes for volume and speed of production. It does not care if the so called quality of the Wikipedia articles are well presented or even relevant. It does not matter if this is done in all legality, if such poor excuses for books are the result.
Serious students of the subjects offered should rather spend the same amount of money on other books. Unless real, knowledgeable editors are hired to correct all these mistakes, I can only advise serious people to stay away from these volumes less they throw away their money.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Caution, March 5, 2010
Please note that the articles printed in this book are all taken from Wikipedia, with little or no editing.
This is not mentioned in the product description, so readers please beware. You can have access to all the Wikipedia material for free on the web.
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