The Art of Avatar: James Cameron's Epic Adventure

The Art of Avatar: James Cameron's Epic Adventure


By (author) Lisa Fitzpatrick, Foreword by Peter Jackson

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  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
  • Format: Hardback | 108 pages
  • Dimensions: 258mm x 306mm x 16mm | 898g
  • Publication date: 24 November 2009
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0810982862
  • ISBN 13: 9780810982864
  • Edition: Media tie-in
  • Edition statement: Media tie-in
  • Illustrations note: 120 full-colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 38,081

Product description

Academy Award-winning writer/director James Cameron, the maker of "Titanic" and the "Terminator" series, has been crafting "Avatar" for over ten years. The film follows the story of Jake, an ex-marine who becomes torn between his allegiance to his fellow humans on earth and the aliens who populate the planet of Pandora. "The Art of James Cameron's Avatar", the companion book to this epic 3-D action adventure, explores the developmental and conceptual art used by the creative team - art directors, visual effects designers, animators, costume designers and creature makers - to bring Cameron's vision to life. With over 100 exclusive full-color images including sketches, matte paintings, drawings and film stills, "The Art of James Cameron's Avatar" reveals the process behind the creation of set designs for the film. It also includes character, creature and set development as envisioned by the award-winning visual effects team. With interviews and stories by members of the film's world-class team, "The Art of James Cameron's Avatar" brings readers behind the scenes of this unprecedented movie-going experience.

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Author information

Lisa Fitzpatrick has been a writer and editor for over 15 years. She has created illustrated books for a wide variety of films and television shows. Jon Landau is a film producer and executive partner in James Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment. Peter Jackson is a three-time Academy Award-winning director, producer and screenwriter, best known for The Lord of the Rings trilogy.