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Nick Carpenter is vice president of art and cinematic development at Blizzard Entertainment.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 376 pages
  • Publisher: Insight Editions (February 12, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1608870278
  • ISBN-13: 978-1608870271
  • Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 9.8 x 13 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #73,407 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Parka TOP 50 REVIEWER on February 6, 2013
Format: Hardcover
Length: 1:28 Mins
This is one gigantic book. Hardcover. 376 pages. Blizzard has finally released an official video game art book and it's not surprising it's so thick. The binding looks good enough.

One thing to note is about the shipping cost of this book. It's heavy, so depending on where you're shipping to (overseas for example), it might incur an additional weight surcharge.

The book features the three flagship games of Blizzard, namely World of Warcraft, Diablo and Starcraft, and it has a small section of art from discarded game concepts.

The art is fantastic and all printed big on good paper. They are mainly character designs. Many paintings and sketches come with brief commentary from the staff of Blizzard, Nick Carpenter, Samwise Didier and Chris Metzen. Of course there are a lot of artists featured and it's interesting to see how they can all stick to drawing the Blizzard style of art.

There have been several Blizzard art books before this came along. So you might actually see artworks here from the earlier books, such as WOW: The Art of the Trading Card Game, The Cinematic Art of World of Warcraft: The Wrath of the Lich King, Diablo III: Book of Cain, WOW: Mists of Pandaria Collector's Edition art book and others.

There are also many new pieces of art here.
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The first thing I noticed about The Art of Blizzard was it's weight. This is one big, hefty tome.

Chock full of full color art from front to back, this book is amazing. It covers the Warcraft, World of Warcraft, Diablo and Starcraft series. I have been taking my time going through it, because a lot of the artwork has notes on the background from the artists or other Blizzard staff that oftentimes sheds an interesting or amusing tidbit that you may never have known...like the Pit Lord's teeth were based on Gary Busey's teeth.

I own a number of art books for anime and video games, and I have to say the quality of the book is top notch. Quality heavyweight paper, sewn binding, many full or double page portraits in vibrant color.

I have spent about 3 hours reading it tonight after opening it for the first time. Looking at the beautiful details in everything and at times the evolution of things and reading all the little side comments, has certainly captured my attention.

If you are a fan of any of Blizzard's games or enjoy good fantasy art, I cannot recommend this book high enough. I look forward to reading more tomorrow. Absolutely beautiful, and worth every penny.
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I've been a fan of Blizzard and their work since the start. They have a lot of talented artist and this book shows it. The amount of artwork in this book has a lot to go over and admire as the quality is excellent. It covers all three of their major series and is a perfect coffee table book to have.

My problem with this book is that a lot of the artwork has been seen before and has been featured in all of the games Collector Edition artbooks. It does have some original stuff that hasn't been seen though a LOT of the content is from previous artbooks.

I ONLY RECOMMEND this artbook to those that don't have the other Collector Edition artbooks or don't mind spending the money to have them all combined in one bigger book.
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I own literally every "Art of" book produced by Blizzard, and somehow this incredible tome manages to showcase so much art I have not seen before!

I was skeptical that this book would just repeat what I already owned, but instead it had a vast amount of new material by my favorite Blizzard artists.

The book is massive in size and the paper and printing is as high quality as the artwork within.

I highly recommend purchasing this book.
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This book is awesome if your a fan of Blizzard's games your gonna love this book.
It goes through art work of early Warcraft up into WOW and Starcraft along with Diablo. From really nice
finished renders to beautiful concept sketches and all roughs included.

If your an artists this is a great book for reference as well, lots of art from a variety of characters and races.
This is a book that cant be missed.
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This book is a beast. Honestly of all of the art books I have owned this one has to top the list of my favorites. It is a whooping 376 pages and full of breath taking art as well as insightful commentary from the artists themselves. It covers the some of the main Blizzard games like World of Warcraft, Diablo, StarCraft, and a few of the ones that never worked out. The book is divided into the following sections:

1. Forward (2 pages) 2. Introduction (2 pages) 3. World of Warcraft (172 pages) 4. Diablo (86 pages) 5. StarCraft (70 pages) 6. Fallen Games (18 pages) 7. WOOT (16 pages) 8. Artist Index (2 pages)

1. The forward just basically talks about a guy named BROM and how he was addicted to Blizzards games.
2. The intro is by Samwise Didier and he talks about how he use to not be able to draw but loved Blizzards artwork so much he started mimicking and learning from them and came to legendary artists on the team. Then he goes on about the art in the book and how it shows some of the trials and successes the team went through.
3,4, & 5. These chapters all cover the main games and have so much beautiful artwork in them. There are a fair amount of personal sketches and the rest art all concept art. Most of the art covers characters and scenery and is just beautiful. The artists make comments through the entire book about the art and tell mini stories about them all. They even included Wei's fan art picture which is how he got hired in the first place and a little story about that as well. It just really cool to see how they turn the sketches into a colorful piece of art. Although there aren't many weapons shown the ones that are shown are really cool and rather detailed.
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