I would like to build up my reference library a bit before the start of the next school year. I'm looking for books that have clear, crisp photos and artwork, not the blurry, half-assed "stills" seen in too many "making of" books.
I'm especially interested in books that focus on the sculptors and artists working behind the scenes, rather than the directors and actors. I just discovered "Aliens VS Predator: Requiem; Inside the Monster Shop," which is EXACTLY the kind of thing I'm interested in. Lots of photos of WIPs, lots of close-ups--it's really loaded with stuff you can actually study and learn from.
This is some stuff I've ordered from Amazon this morning:
"The Crafting of Narnia: The Art, Creatures, and Weapons from Weta Workshop"
"AVP: Alien Vs Predator: The Creature Effects of ADI"
"The Winston Effect: The Art & History of Stan Winston Studio"
"Aliens Vs Predator Requiem Inside the Monster Shop" (A SECOND copy-- hardcover actually CHEAPER than the paperback I bought yesterday!)
What else would you guys HIGHLY recommend by way of books that focus on or can be applied directly to traditional sculpture?
And thanks for helping out, if you got the time!!!