- Age Range: 1 and up
- Grade Level: Preschool and up
- Hardcover: 160 pages
- Publisher: Disney Editions (November 23, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1423131495
- ISBN-13: 978-1423131496
- Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.3 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #616,447 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Art of Tron: Legacy Hardcover – November 23, 2010
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About half the book is concept art and the other half is just film stills, and even if it's not exactly half, it feels that way.
Much of the concept art are actually the finalized designs. You won't see much iterations. It's like they nailed the design of the Light Cycle bike with the first try. Same applies for characters and environments. And the Light Jets are missing.
The selection of films stills included is also questionable, but I'm glad for the most part they look stunning visually, especially the ones that are showing more of the Tron world.
This book should still appeal to Tron fans. I'm not so hot about the book, but I've two colleages (fans of the film) raves about it.
As an art book, I'll give it 3 stars. As a visual companion or picture book, 4 out of 5 stars.
(There are more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
Moreover, my favorite moments in the movie involve the fantastic light jets and light flyer at the end, but there is not a single sketch or screen shot of them. Seriously, I was flipping eagerly to the back of the book looking for them, and even checked the table of contents to see if maybe I had missed it, or the book was missing a section. Disappointing.
There are several moderate length essays by the director, the original Tron director and the various production designers.
CLARIFICATION FOR THOSE DISAPPOINTED IN SO-CALLED LACK OF DRAWINGS: It was explained, more than once, that many of even the early ideas and sketches were done directly in 3D programs for a more efficient workflow, thereby allowing designers to actually hand off real files to the production houses after (Digital Domain mostly). Thus, when you read a complaint that most of what you see are just film stills, that's not really true. Though some early ideas were nearly film-ready, they were in fact "sketches", but done via 3D animation software. Where it was appropriate, like character design, you see more hand drawings, but it makes sense that objects and sets destined to be 3D CG would be iterated in the computer.
A few relatively minor criticisms: the binding is so-so. It looks good, but the feel of some of the pages opening fully just seems a little less than top quality.
I would have liked to see more done about what the various graphics in the movie actually meant (like what was the language and lettering all over the grid supposed to be). I'd also have like to see more of the identity disc info graphics discussed.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Brings the Tron universe to life! A must for anyone into sci fi.
You will be sure to find many images that will be a favourite.
I make sure I get each years edition!
This book was very cool and created a high impact for me in the way it looked. Very sleek and inspiring.Published on March 4, 2012 by Elyse G
Could have included more about the actual production of the movie;e.g., The Making of Tron legacy....yet have been unable to find any such book. Read morePublished on February 12, 2012 by TWM
I'm really disappointed, this book is mostly Stills from the movie with a caption. the actual concept art is a really small part and it sucks.Published on December 25, 2011 by Kikitoso
Unfortunately unlike other "Art of" books, this one is mostly still shots from the movie with captions and does not have much art from development of the movie. Read morePublished on November 1, 2011 by Daddy B Me
Greetings Programs if you are a fan of Tron you must own this book, just fantastic Artwork of all things I love about Tron and Legacy.Published on August 7, 2011 by Marc E. Pikowski
Thanks for the professionalism & efficiency. This product is exactly what I was looking for to go with my collection!Published on July 8, 2011 by Melissa R. Martin
My arts student son loved the movie and appreciated its artistic merit - so this book made an ideal birthday present. Recommended.Published on June 9, 2011 by Dale Purton