Art Book Reviews

Below you will find the complete list of art books that I have reviewed on my blog, in chronological order. Click on the image for the purchase link to Amazon, or “browse” through the book by reading my review first. ( the link below the image)

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2014 Book Reviews -

Masaaki Yuasa - Sketchbook For Animation Projects Amazon Japan Buy Link
Read the review for Masaaki Yuasa – Sketchbook For Animation Projects Review

Albert Moore (Phaidon) Art Book Amazon Buy Link
Read the review for Albert Moore Art Book Review (Phaidon Press)

Anatomy Sculpting - Katagiri Hiroshi Art Book Amazon Japan Buy Link
Read the review for Anatomy Sculpting – Katagiri Hiroshi Art Book

Spirited Away Blu-ray Amazon Japan Buy Link
Read the review for Spirited Away Blu-ray

Sorayama XL-Masterworks Edition Art Book Amazon Buy Link
Read the review Sorayama : XL-Masterworks Edition Art Book.

Y tu mamá también Criterion Blu-ray Alfonso Cuarón Amazon Buy Link
Read the review for Y Tu Mamá También (Alfonso Cuarón) Criterion Blu-ray

Porco Rosso Ghibli Storyboard Art Book Amazon Japan Buy Link
Read the review for Porco Rosso (Ghibli) Storyboard Art Book

The Art And Making Of ParaNorman Book Amazon Buy Link
Read the review for The Art And Making Of ParaNorman

Dragon Girl And Monkey King Katsuya Terada Art Book Amazon Buy Link
Read the review for Dragon Girl And Monkey King – Katsuya Terada Art Book.

Kuhaku - Inoue Takehiko Switch Mag Interviews Amazon Japan Purchase Link
Read the review for Kuhaku – Inoue Takehiko Switch Magazine Interviews.

The Art Museum (Phaidon) Book Amazon Buy Link
Read the review for The Art Museum (Phaidon) Book.

Katoh Naoyuki – Sci-Fi Artist Vol 2 Art Book Amazon Japan Buy Link
Read the review for Katoh Naoyuki – Sci-Fi Artist Volume 2 Art Book.

Ghost In The Shell Genga Collection Art Book Amazon Japan Buy Link
Read the review for Ghost In The Shell Genga Collection Art Book.

William Bouguereau: His Life and Works Art Book Amazon Buy Link
Read the review for William Bouguereau : His Life and Works Art Book.

Detroit Not Good Circus Katsuya Terada Manga Amazon Japan Buy Link
Read the review for Detroit Not Good Circus – Katsuya Terada Manga.

Sousakuzine Vol 2 Katagiri Hiroshi + Kaida Yuji + Morohoshi Daijiro Amazon Japan Buy Link
Read the review for Sousakuzine Vol 2 – Katagiri Hiroshi + Kaida Yuji Art Book.

Sargent Art Book Abbeville Press Amazon Buy Link
Read the review for Sargent Art Book Review – Abbeville Press.

Hiromasa Yonebayashi Art Works Book Amazon Japan Buy Link
Read the review for Hiromasa Yonebayashi (Ghibli) Art Works.

Kikan S Illustration Magazine 47
Read the review for Kikan S Illustration Magazine No. 47.

Ramen, Soba, Udon - Brutus Magazine Special Amazon Japan Buy Link
Read the review for Ramen, Soba, Udon – Brutus Magazine Special.

Impressionism - Taschen Art Book Amazon Buy Link
Read the review for Impressionism – Taschen Art Book.

The Mood Is Already Of War - Otomo Katsuhiro Manga Amazon Japan Buy Link
Read the review for The Mood Is Already Of War – Otomo Katsuhiro Manga.

Arthur Rackham - A Life With Illustration Art Book Amazon Buy Link
Read the review for Arthur Rackham – A Life With Illustration Art Book.


Read the review for Pussy Cat ! Kill ! Kill ! Kill ! Art Book.


Read the review for Red Box – Redjuice Illustrations Art Book.


Read the review for Muu And Tasuku Pictorial Book.


Read the review for Ping Pong The Animation – Switch Magazine Special.


Read the review for Japanese Erotic Art – The Hidden World Of Shunga Book.


Read the review for Ingres – Art Book.


Read the review for MS Gundam War Chronicles Manga.


Read the review for Genso Gynaecocracy – Hiroaki Samura Manga.


Read the review for Silent Theater : The Art Of Edward Hopper.


Read the review for Hokusai – Phaidon Art Book.


Read the review for Katoh Naoyuki – Sci-Fi Artist.


Read the review for Flowers Of Evil – Kamimura Kazuo Manga.


Read the review for Yamada Akihiro – A Collection Of Paintings Art Book.


Read the review for Nausicaa Manga – 7 Volume Japanese Edition.


Read the review for Screenwriting – FilmCraft Series Book.


Read the review for Farewell To Weapons – Otomo Katsuhiro Manga+Art Book.


Read the review for The Wind Rises – Roman Album Extra Book.


Read the review for Hellboy : The First 20 Years Art Book.


Read the review for Erotic Engineering – Katsuya Terada Book


Read the review for One Hundred Nights Of Bliss – Ikenaga Yasunari Book.


Read the review for Vivian Maier Street Photographer Book.


Read the review for Takayuki Takeya Drawings & Design Book.


Read the review for The Art Of Bravely Default 2010-2013.


Read the review for Norman Rockwell – 332 Magazine Covers Book.


Read the review for The Birth Of Rockin’ Jelly Bean Art Book.


Read the review for Posters – Otomo Katsuhiro X Graphic Design Book.


Read the review for Kaguyahime Postcard Collection.


Read the review for Hobbit : The Desolation Of Smaug Art & Design.


Read the review for Panzer Angel Gabriel – Naoyuki/Kazutaka Book.


Read the review for Sousakuzine – Terada + Takayuki Special Book.


Read the review for Gustav Klimt : The Complete Paintings Book.


Read the review for Ono Hiroshi Background Art Book.


Read the review for Yume No Kaseki – Kon Satoshi Manga.


Read the review for Hair : Fashion And Fantasy.


Read the review for The Art Of Kaguyahime Book.


Read the review for Brutus Magazine – Otomo Katsuhiro Special Book.


Read the review for John Everett Millais Art Book.


Read the review for AD. Police 25:00 HRS Manga.


Read the review for Garden Of Words – Makoto Shinkai Art Book.


Read the review for J.C. Leyendecker Art Book.


Read the review for Mononoke Hime Blu-ray.


Read the review for Griffes D’ange (Angel’s Claw) – Moebius Art Book.


Read the review for Kon’s Work 1982-2010 – Kon Satoshi Art Book.

2013 Book Reviews

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Read the review for The Amazing Screw-On Head Comic Book.


Read the review for The Amazing Screw-On Head Comic Book.


Read the review for The Wes Anderson Collection.


Read the review for The Hobbit : An Unexpected Journey – Art & Design.


Read the review for Hellboy – The Midnight Circus Comic Book.


Read the review for Guillermo Del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities Art Book.


Read the review for Old Automobiles Guide – Katsuya Terada Manga.


Read the review for Vampire Artworks – Capcom Games Art Book.


Read the review for Legend Of Monsters Art Book.


Read the review for Manga Erotics f vol 81 : Samura Hiroaki Special.


Read the review for Attack On Titan Genga Collection Vol 1 Book.


Read the review for Future – Tsuruta Kenji Art Book Review.


Read the review for Ninagawa Woman 2 Photography Book.


Read the review for Color In Art – Stefano Zuffi Art Book


Read the review for Gasoline Life – Katsuya Terada Manga.


Read the review for The Art Of The Adventures Of Tintin.


Read the review for Editing – FilmCraft Series.


Read the review for Seraphim – Kon Satoshi Manga.


Read the review for Amalgam – Kent Williams Art Book.


Read the review for Africa – David Attenborough’s Natural History Series.


Read the review for Elysium – The Art Of The Film Book.


Read the review for Works – Eguchi Hisashi Art Book.


Read the review for Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Rises) Storyboard Book.


Read the review for Harry Potter Page to Screen : A Complete Filmmaker’s Journey.


Read the review for The Art Of The Wind Rises (Kaze Tachinu) Book.


Read the review for Valkyries – Second Sortie – Macross Art Book.


Read the review for John William Waterhouse Art Book.


Read the review for Patlabor 25th Anniversary Memorial Book Review.


Read the review for nside HBO’s Game Of Thrones Book


Read the review for Opus Vol 1 – Satoshi Kon Manga


Read the review for Opus Vol 2– Satoshi Kon Manga


Read the review for Pacific Rim Art Book.


Read the review for Shigenori Soejima Art Works.


Read the review for Lawrence Alma-Tadema Art Book.


Read the review for Illustration Japanese Magazine No.197.


Read the review for World War Robot – Ashley Wood Art Book.


Read the review for Ninagawa Woman Photography Book


Read the review for The Eyes Of The Cat – Moebius + Jodorowsky


Read the review for Gatchaman – Kuri Ippei Art Works Book.


Read the review for Wolf Children Storyboard Book.


Read the review for A Green Turtle & A Boy – Kazuo Oga Art Book


Read the review for Animestyle Magazine Issue 3


Read the review for Lyricism – The World Of Kamimura Kazuo Art Book


Read the review for Beautiful Noise – Yamashita Shunya Art Book


Read the review for Katsuya Terada 10 TEN Exhibition Book


Read the review for The Encyclopedia Of Things That Never Were Book


Read the review for Street Fighter X Tekken Art Works Book


Read the review for The Invisible Art – Legends Of Movie Matte Painting Book


Read the review for Jin-roh Maniaxx Art Book


Read the review for Methods – Patlabor 2 The Movie Layout Boards Book


Read the review for Victorian Painting Art Book


Read the review for Exhibiting Animation – Ghibli Art Book


Read the review for Kimiya Masago – Water Margin’s 108 Outlaws Art Book.


Read the review for The Art Of Porco Rosso.


Read the review for Costume Design – FilmCraft Series.


Read the review for The Art Of Tiger & Bunny – Katsura Masakazu.

2012 Book Reviews

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Read the review for In The Mood For Love Criterion Blu-ray.


Read the review for In The Mood For Love Criterion Blu-ray.


Read the review for Howl’s Moving Castle Storyboard.


Read the review for Animestyle Magazine Issue 2 – 009 RE:CYBORG.


Read the review for Watchmen – The Art Of The Film.


Read the review for Production Design – FilmCraft Series.


Read more about Sumi – Takehiko Inoue Vagabond Art Book.


Read more about Directing – FilmCraft Series Book.


Read more about Hellboy Library Edition Volume 3 comic book.


Read more about Water – Takehiko Inoue Vagabond Art Book.


Read more about The Art And Making Of The Dark Knight Trilogy Book.


Read more about Tiger Im Schlamm – Miyazaki Daydream Notes Art Book.


Read more about Patlabor The Movie 2 Art Book.


Read more about KYMG2 : Kozaki Yusuke Illustrations Art Book.


Read more about Toka Sekai – Haruaki Fuyono Art Works.


Read more about KYMG : Kozaki Yusuke Illustrations Art Book.


Read more about The Art Of Children Who Chase Lost Voices .


Read more about Kon Satoshi’s Tokyo Godfathers Blu-ray.


Read the review for Dragon Fly Volume 2 Graphic Novel.


Read the review for Moebius’s Blueberry – Japanese Hardcover Edition Art Book.


Read the review for Katsuya Terada’s Jyugoyamonogatari Art Book.


Read the review for Wolf Children Art Book.


Read the review for GITS Standalone Complex Genga Book.


Read the review for Cover Designs For Japanese Games/Anime/Manga/Novels.


Read the review for The Art Of Superman Returns.


Read the review for Kow Yokoyama Ma.K. Sketchbook.


Read the review for Patlabor TV Series Art Book.


Read the review for Cover Run – The DC Comics Art Of Adam Hughes.


Read the review for Animestyle Magazine Issue 1 – Wolf Children Special.


Read the review for Zuroku Extended – Masakazu Katsura Art Book.


Read the review for The Background Art Of Yamamoto Nizo Book.


Read the review for Hiroyuki Okiura’s A Letter To Momo Art Book.


Read the review for Prometheus – The Art Of The Film Book.


Read the review for Mizuhara Kiko + Ninagawa Mika Girl Pictorial.


Read the review for Light & Darkness : Ogura Hiromasa BG Art Book.


Read the review for The Art of Jinroh – Behind The Screen Art Book.


Read the review for The Art Of Kari-gurashi (Arrietty) Storyboard Book.


Read the review for The Art Of Marvel’s The Avengers.


Read the review for Tim Walker Pictures Book.


Read the review for Geijutsu Shincho Magazine – Otomo Special Book.


Read the review for The Art Of Last Exile Book.


Read the review for Ultraman Special Issue – Pen Plus Magazine.


Read the review for Kimiya Masago – Romance Of The Three Kingdoms Art Book.


Read the review for The Art Of Kari-gurashi (Arrietty) Book.


Read the review for Genga – Otomo Katsuhiro Original Pictures Art Book.


Read the review for The Art Of Portal 2 – Collector’s Edition Guide Book.


Read the review for Thor & Loki : Blood Brothers Graphic Novel.


Read the review for Kazuo Oga Background Art Volume II.


Read the review for Heroes & Heroines Japanese Character Design Art Book.


Read the review for Cinematography Book Review III – The Filmmaker’s Eye.


Read the review for Katsuya Terada’s Monkey King graphic novel.


Read the review for L’Incal – Jodorowsky + Moebius Graphic Novel.


Read the review for Rosario Yeti – Sho-u Tajima Art Book.


Read the review for Yoshiyuki Momose Studio Ghibli Works Art Book.


Read the review for Fotografie – Mark Seliger Book.


Read the review for Blanc Et Noir – Obata Takeshi Art Book.


Read the review for Film Craft : Cinematography book.


Read the review for The Anime Works of Satoshi Kon Book.


Read the review for The Art Of Spirited Away – Storyboard Book.

2011 Book Reviews

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Read the details on Otomo Katsuhiro Artwork – Kaba 2.


Read the details on Otomo Katsuhiro Artwork – Kaba 2.


Read the review for Industrial Light & Magic – The Art of Innovation.


Read the review for Le Monde d’Edena – Moebius Graphic Novel.


Read the review for Bicycle Life With Kawaii Girls art book.


Read the review for Kikan S Illustration Magazine No. 36.


Read the review for the Art Of Tron Legacy book.


Read the review for Oeuvre – Drew Struzan Art Book.


Read the review for Water – Hiroyuki Asada Illustrations art book.


Read the review for Rebus – James Jean Art Book.


Read the review for “Akimando – Akira Yasuda Art Works” Art book.


Read the review for “The Memory of Memories” Art book.


Read the review for “New Cinematographers” book.


Read the review for “Revolution – The Art of Jon Foster” Art book.


Read the review for “Kiki’s Delivery Service Storyboard Book” Art book.


Read the review for “Mythology – The DC Comics Art of Alex Ross” Art book.


Read the review for “Cover Girls – Katsuya Terada” Art Book.


Read the review for “The Art of Blue Submarine – Range Murata” Art Book.


Read the review for “Justice – Alex Ross” graphic novel.


Read the review for “Tactics Ogre Art Works – Square Enix Art Book” art book.


Read the review for “Brutus Magazine Studio Ghibli Special”art book.


Read the review for “Ghost In The Shell SAC Solid State Society Art Book” art book.


Read the review for “Nausicaa Watercolor Collection – Miyazaki Hayao” art book.


Read the review for “The Ballad Of Rango” art book.


Read the review for “Kikan S Illustration Magazine No. 33″ art book.


Read the review for “The Art of Hellboy – Mike Mignola” art book.


Read the review for “The Art of Totoro – The Storyboard Book” art book.


Read the review for “The Analysis Of Ex Machina” art book.


Read the review for “The Making of Fantastic Mr Fox” art book.


Read the review for “The Art of Kiki’s Delivery Service” art book.


Read the review for “Rakuga King” Katsuya Terada Sketches art book.


Read the review for “The Art of Evangelion 2.0″ Complete art book.


Read the review for “Princess Mononoke – The Storyboard ” art book.

2010 Book Reviews

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Read the review for “The Sartorialist” photo book.


Read the review for “The Sartorialist” photo book.


Read the review for “Zenbu – Katsuya Terada” art book.


Read the review for “Fables : Covers By James Jean” art book.


Read the review for “Tekkon Kinkreet – White / Shiro Side” art book.


Read the review for “Shirow Masamune’s Intron Depot” art book.


Read the review for “The Art of Toriyama Akira – The World Special” art book.


Read the review for “Kikan S Illustration Magazine No. 32″ art book.


Read the review for “Tekkon Kinkreet Black/Kuro Side” art book.


Read the review for “Miyazaki Hayao’s My Neighbour Totoro” picture book.


Read the review for “Carmine – Yoshiyuki Sadamoto Art Collection” art book.


Read the review for “Inoue Takehiko -Drawing The Future of Manga” art book.


Read the review for “Pinfan and Chen Shufen’s Sweet Days Illustration” art book.


Read the review for “The Art of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time” art book.


Read the review for “Kiki’s Delivery Service Picture/Poem Book” art book.


Read the review for “Kikan S Illustration Magazine No. 31″ art book.


Read the review for “Katsuya Terada’s Rakuda Ga Warau” Graphic Novel.


Read the review for “Hayao Miyazaki’s Daydream Note” art book.


Read the review for “The Art of Steamboy : The Storyboards” art book.


Read the review for “Orange / Koji Morimoto / Scrapbook” art book.


Read the review for “Serendipity – Maeshima Shigeki” art book.


Read the review for “Cannabis works – Tatsuyuki Tanaka” art book.


Read the review for “One Voice – Yamashita Shunya Illustration Collection” art book.


Read the review for “Katsuya Terada’s Monkey King 2″ art book.


Read the review for “Hajime Sorayama’s Relativision” art book.


Read the review for “Range Murata’s Prismtone” art book.


Read the review for “Final Fantasy XIII” Postcard Book.


Read the review for “The Art of Hosoda Mamoru’s Summer Wars” art book.


Read the review for “Kazuo Oga – Akita, Asobi No Fukei” art book.

2009 Book Reviews

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Read the review for “Kuroki Meisa’s Love Meisa” pictorial.


Read the review for “Kuroki Meisa’s Love Meisa” pictorial.


Read the review for “Otomo Katsuhiro Artwork – Kaba” art book.


Read the review for “Junji Okubo’s Industrial Divinities” art book.


Read the review for “Evangelion 2.0 Mari Illustrious – Cut Magazine”.


Read the review for “Brutal Love – Samura Hiroaki” art book.


Read the review for “The Art of Satoshi Kon’s Millenium Actress” art book.


Read the review for “Moebius – 40 Days Dans Le Desert” art book.


Read the review for “The Art of Tokyo Godfathers – Satoshi Kon” art book.


Read the review for “The Art of Tokyo Godfathers – Satoshi Kon” art book.


Read the review for “Street Fighter Artworks” art book.


Read the review for “The Concept Art of The Sky Crawlers” art book.


Read the review for “Slam Dunk 10 Days After – The Complete Edition” art book.


Read the review for “Patlabor Artbook – The Labor Industry” art book.


Read the review for “Akira Club” art book.


Read the review for “Miyazaki Hayao’s The Journey of Shuna” art book.


Read the review for “Inoue Naohisa Postcard Book” art book.


Read the review for “Akira Animation Archives” art book.


Read the review for “Dragon Fly graphic novel Vol 1 – Maeshima Shigeki ” art book.


Read the review for “Switch Magazine – Slam Dunk 10 Days After”.


Read the review for “Slam Dunk 10 Days After dvd”.


Read the review for “Macross Valkyries – Tenjin Hidetaka” art book.


Read the review for “The Denno Coil Project” art book.


Read the review for “VIVA IL CICLISSIMO!” art book.


Read the review for “Freedom Scenarios 4-7″ art book.


Read the review for “Wild Flower – Yamashita Shunya Illustration Collection” art book.


Read the review for “Brutus Special Issue : Takehiko Inoue” art book.


Read the review for “Ponyo : Concept and Background Art” art book.

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Read the review for “Art of Ponyo : Storyboards” art book.


Read the review for “Blade of the Immortal Illustration collection” art book.


Read the review for “Freedom screenplay + art of book 01″ art book.


Read the review for “Leah Dizon pictorial – Heaven” art book.


Read the review for “Memories of the Sky – Shinkai Makoto” art book.


Read the review for “Kazuo Oga Background Art Exhibition dvd”.