The Art of Harry Potter: The definitive art collection of the magical film franchise

The Art of Harry Potter: The definitive art collection of the magical film franchise

Since the debut of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, the Harry Potter film franchise has become one of the most popular and successful in the world. Beautifully crafted and presented in a deluxe, large-format with lavish production values, these pages present a visual chronicle of the work by artists and filmmakers to bring the wizarding world to life onscreen. Bursti...

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Title:The Art of Harry Potter: The definitive art collection of the magical film franchise
Author:Marc Sumerak
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  • Erwin

    JK Rowling painted the world of Harry Potter with her words. In "The Art Of Harry Potter" we get a chance to see that world in pictures created by the artistic team responsible for putting the 'painted' words to the movie screen.

    This is a beautiful oversize book full of illustrations that capture the sets that were used, the characters, the creatures and the unique detail of the props. Because the book consists of 95% pictures vs. words the reader can experience the entire work within two hours.

    JK Rowling painted the world of Harry Potter with her words. In "The Art Of Harry Potter" we get a chance to see that world in pictures created by the artistic team responsible for putting the 'painted' words to the movie screen.

    This is a beautiful oversize book full of illustrations that capture the sets that were used, the characters, the creatures and the unique detail of the props. Because the book consists of 95% pictures vs. words the reader can experience the entire work within two hours... but just as easily stop along the way and get caught up in the fantasy world created.

    Listen to the chapter titles and you will understand the world you are about to enter:

    The Wizarding World

    Wizards, Witches and Muggles

    Magical Creatures

    Artifacts

    Graphic Art Of The Wizarding World

    This is primarily an adult book but any children in the family will surely enjoy the many colorful and extraordinary illustrations that will bring home the fantasy world of Harry Potter and his friends.

  • Nick Goodsell

    A collection of concept art on what seems like all aspects of the Harry Potter films: characters, settings, costumes, artifacts, creatures, etc and IT. IS. AMAZING!! It takes you so much more in depth into all the thought and detail that went into objects and buildings and costumes and characters and visual storytelling with storyboards, and is yet another way to appreciate the magical world created by Rowling. If you’re a Harry Potter fan, at least slowly look through it if you’re not willing t

    A collection of concept art on what seems like all aspects of the Harry Potter films: characters, settings, costumes, artifacts, creatures, etc and IT. IS. AMAZING!! It takes you so much more in depth into all the thought and detail that went into objects and buildings and costumes and characters and visual storytelling with storyboards, and is yet another way to appreciate the magical world created by Rowling. If you’re a Harry Potter fan, at least slowly look through it if you’re not willing to make the purchase (FYI it’s totally worth it though IMO)

  • Sharni

    This book is so gorgeous that you’ll be likely to forget all about that lovely cup of tea you just made as you fall completely back into the wizarding world :)

  • Megan Redlawsk

    Being an art book, there is little commentary outside of captions, but every chapter had a one page introduction. I think someone should have edited those intros better due to the redundancy of phrasing and overuse of "from ABC to xyz." It was present in just about every intro, some multiple times. Other than that teensy bit of nitpicking, this book is BEAUTIFUL.

  • LaDonna

    It is hard to find the words that will do this book justice.

    is beyond anything that I have seen before. In the words of its author, Marc Sumerak,

    The talent and skill it takes to create this world, these characters, these creatures is deserving of countless accolades

    It is hard to find the words that will do this book justice.

    is beyond anything that I have seen before. In the words of its author, Marc Sumerak,

    The talent and skill it takes to create this world, these characters, these creatures is deserving of countless accolades. The book combines visual and graphic art, sketches and partial stills from the movies in order to share how the various artists were able to bring the Wizarding World of Harry Potter to life. It serves as a masterful way to understand how the pages from J.K. Rowling's books eventually came to life on the big screen. (There are even sketches and artist renderings for characters and/or story lines that did not make it the big screen. Take for example the ghost Peeves. We read about him in

    , but there is no reference to him in the screen adaptation).

    You will not be disappointed with this book.

  • Shannon Knight

    This book is gorgeous and fascinating from cover to cover. Absolutely worth every penny I spent on it. It's so rare that I even read my big fancy "coffee table" books, but this one, I couldn't put down, and I'll return to it again and again. If you're a Harry Potter fan and you want to treat yourself or splurge on a great book, get this one.

  • Zoe

    An absolutely stunning compilation of graphics from my favourite fictional world, Harry Potter.

    The visuals span all aspects of design development from the eight films. This one stop shop for all things J.K. Rowling will leave all fans (and Muggles!) wanting more!

  • Ashley Beery

    Don't hate me for this people! Here's the thing, the artwork is BEAUTIFUL, don't get me wrong, BUT if you've read the movie books, aka artifacts, locations, creatures, characters, etc, where they show you the behind the scene stuff...we've seen the majority of these photos before. Therefore, for the price, it's hard to justify buying this book..again. And the worst part is, they sealed the book so you don't realize this until AFTER you buy it. Granted, the pictures are in a bigger format so you

    Don't hate me for this people! Here's the thing, the artwork is BEAUTIFUL, don't get me wrong, BUT if you've read the movie books, aka artifacts, locations, creatures, characters, etc, where they show you the behind the scene stuff...we've seen the majority of these photos before. Therefore, for the price, it's hard to justify buying this book..again. And the worst part is, they sealed the book so you don't realize this until AFTER you buy it. Granted, the pictures are in a bigger format so you can see some newer details you might have missed before, but, for the price, I expected a lot more. I wanted a lot more newer photos, newer things we hadn't seen, etc. There's very little writing in the book, no chapters with explanations (for example, we see that indeed they had planned on making Hermione's dress Periwinkle Blue! There's even artwork to prove it!) but we don't know why things were changed etc.

    Is the book worth it..eh..maybe. If you haven't read the movie magic/vault books, then by all means, yes this book is worth it. If you want to read the artifact vault, movie locations, etc books, then maybe hold off on this one as all those books are expensive as well, and you will learn a lot more from those books than this one.

    Plus it's a super heavy book (almost 7 pounds!) so it's not very portable!

  • Glenn

    The art is just so uninspiring. I thought I'd love this book seeing how much I love Harry Potter and how much I love 'art of' books (Art of Over the Garden Wall is one of my fave books to look through) but there's no story / commentary in this book other than a few intro pages. It's just page after page of really uninspiring, mostly digital paintings (they're not uninspiring *because* they're digital, but there's absolutely no life to the images - it looks like every character is just a copy &am

    The art is just so uninspiring. I thought I'd love this book seeing how much I love Harry Potter and how much I love 'art of' books (Art of Over the Garden Wall is one of my fave books to look through) but there's no story / commentary in this book other than a few intro pages. It's just page after page of really uninspiring, mostly digital paintings (they're not uninspiring *because* they're digital, but there's absolutely no life to the images - it looks like every character is just a copy & paste from other HP art). Definitely not a book I'd ever open up again. Whoever makes 'art of' books should look at this one as what not to do.

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