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Art of Atari (Hardcover) (Tim Lapetino)

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Atari is one of the most recognized names in the world. Since its formation in 1972, the company pioneered hundreds of iconic titles including Asteroids, Centipede, and Missile Command. In addition to hundreds of games created for arcades, home video systems, and computers, original artwork was specially commissioned to enhance the Atari experience, further enticing children and adults to embrace and enjoy the new era of electronic entertainment. The Art of Atari is the first official collection of such artwork. Sourced from private collections worldwide, this book spans over 40 years of the company’s unique illustrations used in packaging, advertisements, catalogs, and more. Co-written by Robert V. Conte and Tim Lapetino, The Art of Atari includes behind-the-scenes details on how dozens of games featured within were conceived of, illustrated, approved (or rejected), and brought to life! Includes a special Foreword by New York Times bestseller Ernst Cline, author of Armada and Ready Player One, soon to be a motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg. Whether you’re a fan, collector, enthusiast, or new to the world of Atari, this book offers the most complete collection of Atari artwork ever produced!“For me, revisiting the beautiful artwork presented in this book is almost as good as taking a trip in Doc Brown’s time machine back to that halcyon era at the dawn of the digital age. But be warned, viewing these images may leave you with an overwhelming desire to revisit the ancient pixelated battlefields they each depict as well." -- from the Foreword by Ernest Cline, author of READY PLAYER ONE

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It is a BIG book, lots of info! If you were a fan of Atari back in the 80's, you will love this book!

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VicoDrive — 1 year ago
First book Ive bought in...well, I dont remember the last time I bought a book! Im loving it though! Its a very large and thick book, a lot bigger than I was expecting. The first 30 or so pages seem to focus on how Atari came to be. A lot of it I already know but it was great to read up on it. ...  see moreof VicoDrive's review
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    Great trip down memory lane

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    5 out of 5 stars
    ruhroh30 — 1 year ago
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    This book has so much more information than what I thought it would have. I love the in-depth history on the artists and designers, along with all of the classic Atari artwork. I wish they did include other developers- i.e. 3rd parties, but I'm sure that would've been harder to get permission. Ov...  see moreof ruhroh30's review
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