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The Art of Tim Burton PDF, ePub eBook The Art of Tim Burton is the definitive compilation of forty years of Tim Burton's artistry, including film concepts and hundreds of illustrations from his personal archives, edited under the creative guidance of Burton himself. This comprehensive 434 page book is grouped into thirteen chapters that examine common themes in Burton's work, from his fascination with clowns t The Art of Tim Burton is the definitive compilation of forty years of Tim Burton's artistry, including film concepts and hundreds of illustrations from his personal archives, edited under the creative guidance of Burton himself. This comprehensive 434 page book is grouped into thirteen chapters that examine common themes in Burton's work, from his fascination with clowns to his passion for misunderstood monsters, to his delight in the oddities of people. Many of Burton's friends and collaborators offer their thoughts, insights and anecdotes about Tim Burton's style and artistic approach to life. Artwork from the following films and projects are included in this book: Alice in Wonderland (2010), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Corpse Bride (both 2005), Big Fish (2003), Planet of the Apes (2001), Sleepy Hollow, (1999), Mars Attacks! (1996), Ed Wood (1994), The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), Batman Returns (1992), Edward Scissorhands (1990), Family Dog (1987), Batman (1989), Beetlejuice (1988), Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985), Frankenweenie (1984), Vincent (1982), and Hansel & Gretel (1982). The book also contains additional drawings from his illustrated book of poetry The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories (1997), and from The World of Stainboy web shorts (2000). Text By: Leah Gallo, Design by: Holly Kempf, Edited by: Derek Frey, Leah Gallo & Holly Kempf *PLUS* Personal text contributions by friends and fellow creatives including: Allison Abbate, Colleen Atwood, John August, Rick Baker, Helena Bonham Carter, Felicity Dahl, Johnny Depp, Danny Devito, Danny Elfman, Carlos Grangel, Ray Harryhausen, Martin Landau, Rick Heinrichs, Christopher Lee, Lindsay Macgowan, Shane Mahan, Ian Mackinnon, Alex Mcdowell, Victoria Price, Ken Ralston, Paul Reubens, Deep Roy, Winona Ryder, and Richard Zanuck.

30 review for The Art of Tim Burton

  1. 4 out of 5

    Mojan

    Dear Tim Burton, Thank you for existing.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Karlie

    Beautiful, magical and a wonderful way to spend a couple of hours. Sitting in a huge chair with this epic tome balanced on your knee, especially with an equally large mug of coffee next to you. : ) The book is separated into sections each displaying pictures from a certain theme. I couldn't even pick a favourite section, let alone a favourite image, because they are all just so wonderful. A great insight into the mind of such a unique and fantastic director. Whether you are interested in the imag Beautiful, magical and a wonderful way to spend a couple of hours. Sitting in a huge chair with this epic tome balanced on your knee, especially with an equally large mug of coffee next to you. : ) The book is separated into sections each displaying pictures from a certain theme. I couldn't even pick a favourite section, let alone a favourite image, because they are all just so wonderful. A great insight into the mind of such a unique and fantastic director. Whether you are interested in the images that are memories of real life events, or the thought processes that led to some of the best movies of the past 20 years, it's all there. The quotes spaced throughout the book also give it a personal touch, where people who are familiar with Tim's art will give you their take on it. My personal favourites were the ones from Helena Bonham Carter, as they were able to offer insight both professionally and personally. But also very enlightening are the additions by Danny Elfman and Johnny Depp, who have worked on so many projects with Burton at this point, that they have a lot of important points and opinions to contribute. This is in my top two of expensive books that I have ever purchased and it was worth every penny. I am so glad that I have this book in my collection. I know that I will look through it for years to come.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Celise

    Can't say Tim Burton is an incredible artist, but that's what makes every piece true. He's not doing it for money or because he's really good at it. It's one of the only ways he knows how to express himself, whether its on paper or camera. Having it all bound into this wonderful cloth covered book is fantastic. Not too mention the Deluxe edition looks great on any shelf or table. Such a beautiful book. I bought it right outside the TIFF Lightbox that featured a lot of his costumes (the Sleepy Hol Can't say Tim Burton is an incredible artist, but that's what makes every piece true. He's not doing it for money or because he's really good at it. It's one of the only ways he knows how to express himself, whether its on paper or camera. Having it all bound into this wonderful cloth covered book is fantastic. Not too mention the Deluxe edition looks great on any shelf or table. Such a beautiful book. I bought it right outside the TIFF Lightbox that featured a lot of his costumes (the Sleepy Hollow Cape, Edward Scissorhand's outfit, etc.), puppets from Corpse bride, crazy sculptures and twisted drawings, random props, film clips, school projects, writing notes, and a whole bunch of things that I can only classify as Tim Burton. The book is basically the photocopied versions of everything I saw so I love that it allows me to remember that experience! It even came with a special little signed lithograph in it, which is a beyond creepy rendition of a clown that I can't quite bring myself to frame.

  4. 4 out of 5

    alexisren03

    this book is the epic of everything every part of the catches you I recommend it too

  5. 4 out of 5

    Taylor

    I've anticipated having this book for about 10 years now, and it's served (as expected) as the most inspiring art books I have. Tims artwork and commentary from friends / co workers really help to paint the complete picture of his own persona. These beautiful, funny, cleaver, dark and bright artworks bring me back to my childhood and open up the world behind all his produced/published pieces of art. It felt like delving into a deeper aspect of my initial inspiration for most of what I've produced I've anticipated having this book for about 10 years now, and it's served (as expected) as the most inspiring art books I have. Tims artwork and commentary from friends / co workers really help to paint the complete picture of his own persona. These beautiful, funny, cleaver, dark and bright artworks bring me back to my childhood and open up the world behind all his produced/published pieces of art. It felt like delving into a deeper aspect of my initial inspiration for most of what I've produced art wise, and its been lovely to see where he's derived his own, for instance, witnessing elements of Van Gogh in his own works. I'd highly recommend this book for Burton fans (and others of course), it's perfect for getting into his own mind and taking a look behind the curtains of his film productions and other art forms.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Nathalie

    I should start this review by saying that I'm a massive fan of Tim Burton. I love his films; I could add any film by him to my favourites. Especially Sweeney Todd, that one has a special place in my heart. However, what I loved about this book is how it not only shows how his brilliant films have been made. But it also taught me a lot about his personality. I really got to know him better and better by the page and that felt great. I love the way he embraces surrealism and strange proportions, I love I should start this review by saying that I'm a massive fan of Tim Burton. I love his films; I could add any film by him to my favourites. Especially Sweeney Todd, that one has a special place in my heart. However, what I loved about this book is how it not only shows how his brilliant films have been made. But it also taught me a lot about his personality. I really got to know him better and better by the page and that felt great. I love the way he embraces surrealism and strange proportions, I love the gothic details he adds to his work, I love the black and white stripes, I love his humour, I love the emotional layers he puts in his work and I love his poetry. This man is an utter genius, his drawings and sketches are ART. He's an ARTIST.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Leanna Criddle

    I had been on the fence about purchasing this book for the past several years (impossible to find at a library), but finally did so. I'm so glad I did! This book is a masterpiece and I will keep it for the rest of my life. Each image is stunning and the commentary from Tim's various collaborators brings everything to life even more. A must-have for any Tim Burton fan.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Zelly B.

    After seeing the Tim Burton Exhibition in the tiff Lightbox, I absolutely had to have this book. It's a little on the pricey side (though I'm not surprised, given how commonly expensive art books can be), but absolutely worth it. There are hundreds of Tim Burton's drawings - sketches, storyboard art, concepts, finished pieces - from throughout his entire career. It's really an extensive look at Tim Burton's career and gives a really great insight to how his mind works. He remains, as ever, a great After seeing the Tim Burton Exhibition in the tiff Lightbox, I absolutely had to have this book. It's a little on the pricey side (though I'm not surprised, given how commonly expensive art books can be), but absolutely worth it. There are hundreds of Tim Burton's drawings - sketches, storyboard art, concepts, finished pieces - from throughout his entire career. It's really an extensive look at Tim Burton's career and gives a really great insight to how his mind works. He remains, as ever, a great inspiration to me and having this book in my collection is absolutely worth the slightly expensive price-tag. I recommend it to any Tim Burton fan who also collects art books.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Redgie

    an amazing book. a must-have for every burton fan. and to think, this collection of 1,000 images is only a small percentage of tim's body of work!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    This is an amazing book! Full of talent and inspiration from one of my favourite directors. I read this book in almost one sitting, which is quite impressive because it's HUGE. I just couldn't put it down and I came away wanting to do some more art. Only thing is I'm gutted I missed the MOMA exhibition. Hugely recommend it for any Burton fan!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    It's a beautifully compiled and constructed volume that demands re-visiting over and again. Far more than just an artist's monograph, it offers a window both into the filmmaker's working creative processes as well as something of his unique, incisive worldview.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Jenny

    Mind Blowing. Every Burton fan should own this book, Not only does it let you see Tim's life work but it also lets you look into his soul. Worth every penny and is now one of my most prized possessions.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Lör K.

    I've always been a massive fan of Tim Burton, since I was a young child, and I was gifted this at Christmas the year it was released. My Mother got me it as a surprise and I've read this a great deal of times, and I've lost count of how many times I've actually read it. This is a must have for anyone who is a fan of Tim Burton. The artwork shown within this book is amazing, and so stunning to see. The best thing for me was to see the descriptions and insights into his artwork and his life from fr I've always been a massive fan of Tim Burton, since I was a young child, and I was gifted this at Christmas the year it was released. My Mother got me it as a surprise and I've read this a great deal of times, and I've lost count of how many times I've actually read it. This is a must have for anyone who is a fan of Tim Burton. The artwork shown within this book is amazing, and so stunning to see. The best thing for me was to see the descriptions and insights into his artwork and his life from friends and family. This very much runs as an autobiography as sorts. You can see where his artwork has gotten better over the years and it's so amazing to see. This is a must read for any Tim Burton fan, for sure.

  14. 5 out of 5

    P.S. Clinen

    Bought this at the AMCI in Melbourne back in 2010. They were running an exhibition of Burton's works. My wife and I were there on opening night and managed to snap a photo with Tim Burton himself! Me being the squealing fan boy I could only thank him and say "I'm a big fan." repeatedly while he patiently smiled and said thank you. I appreciated his time! The book itself is a wonderful coffee table staple - lots of beautiful artworks to brush through and admire.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Lacy Lovelace

    The artwork was just stunning! I am so glad that I bought it because it inspired me so much that I would really like to get back to what I used to do myself-drawing! You learn so much about Tim Burton through his art and what everyone who worked with him had to say about him throughout the book! As a huge Tim Burton fan, this was definitely a must-have!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Proietti

    Brilliant! A wonderful collection of Tim Burton's daily artwork. Very inspiring!

  17. 4 out of 5

    Alexandra

    This book is simply gorgeous. Tim Burton definitely thinks in drawings. Lovesick monsters, wayward kids, mad scientists, and overall outsiders of different calibre occupy the major part of his artistic mind. Never have these unconventional heroes received as much love and care as they do in the hands of Tim Burton.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Shiloh

    This book is perfection. Obviously in order to like it you will have to be a fan or at least interested in Tim Burton. And as a Tim Burton fan since the age of 6 this book is probably the best one in my collection. This book is a collection of Burton’s art in one place. The book itself is beautifully put together and designed. At the beginning of the book you are given background on Burton but as the book mentions it is most likely that the reader is going in the book already up to speed on their This book is perfection. Obviously in order to like it you will have to be a fan or at least interested in Tim Burton. And as a Tim Burton fan since the age of 6 this book is probably the best one in my collection. This book is a collection of Burton’s art in one place. The book itself is beautifully put together and designed. At the beginning of the book you are given background on Burton but as the book mentions it is most likely that the reader is going in the book already up to speed on their Burton knowledge. I really enjoyed the small write ups from close friends and frequently worked with people in Tim;s life. I found this book gives you an inside on what exactly goes though Burton’s brain and blood. As a fan reading this book as made me feel closer to Burton and really gives you a glimpse of who he is as an artist, a director, a creator, and a human. As an artist this is a very very inspirational book and it sits well displayed on myself along with all my other Burton collectables. To watch an unboxing of this book, subscribe to my youtube channel. Nothing has been uploaded yet but soon there will be lots :) https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC4_NMc...

  19. 4 out of 5

    Shaun

    As a lifelong Tim Burton fan this book is nothing less than a treasure to behold and allows us a glimpse into his gothic styled spiral and striped inspired mind. I have always loved Tim Burton's drawing style - all scratchy, loose and unapologetic - and it's fantastic to see some of his most memorable characters in their initial concept stage. To say I've finished reading this book is incorrect as I think it's a book I'll be reading for the rest of my life; where every reading will no doubt reveal As a lifelong Tim Burton fan this book is nothing less than a treasure to behold and allows us a glimpse into his gothic styled spiral and striped inspired mind. I have always loved Tim Burton's drawing style - all scratchy, loose and unapologetic - and it's fantastic to see some of his most memorable characters in their initial concept stage. To say I've finished reading this book is incorrect as I think it's a book I'll be reading for the rest of my life; where every reading will no doubt reveal another fantastic image I didn't see the time before. A must own for Burton fans but be warned - its the heaviest book I've ever owned!

  20. 5 out of 5

    Lucinda

    The interpretation material is full of shit, nothing like the panels of the exhibition. BUT the main advantage of this book is to contain almost ALL the artwork of Tim Burton, with so much various material: drawings, watercolours, scripts, oils etc etc... There's another side of the director that we discover here, and the reproduction are fantastic. And it was also a present by a person who's special to me, so it has sentimental value.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Sabrina

    The best compilation of Burton's art I've ever seen...It gives as much insight into his mind as his films-or more! I also love the quotes/bio included. It's like you get to know Tim as a person through the pages. However, his visionary masterpieces are a look straight into his imagination. A Burton fan can't go on without it!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Casey

    A glimpse into the dark and beautiful mind of Tim Burton. This is a heavy tome filled with page after page of imaginative and beautiful pieces of art. I could look through this book endlessly and find something new and different on each page. A wonderful book that I would highly recommend to any art enthusiast or fan of Burton.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Nashly

    A re-read. I paid $80.00 for this book almost 2yrs ago, and haven't read it again. I didn't just want it sitting on my shelf looking pretty. It was still amazing as the first time I read it. I love, love, love his work!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Ken

    I was luckily enough to see the exhibition at TIFF, not all his work from the exhibition made it to the book... So this book left me wanting more... but for the size of the book, im happy there wasn't. :D... This is an awesome book for all Tim Burton Fans!!

  25. 4 out of 5

    Mary Jane

    a beautiful book, with a beautiful collection of tim burtons art.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Céline FrenchAlps

    I know a few movies of Tim Burton, but I had never seen his drawings or paintings before. The book contains 1 000 drawings of all kind. His art is like no other.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Chris

    Get this instead of the MoMA exhibition catalog. Light years better, especially if you're a Burtonian.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Lyndsay

    This man is such an underrated genius. His art is amazing, and the childlike quality of work can really get to you. Not to mention all the art he did for Helena is adorable.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Sophia Ppali

    The most beautiful book I have ever opened. worth every pound.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Ghina Naja

    I'll have this book very soon !

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