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About the BookWes Anderson is one of the most influential voices from the past two decades of American cinema. A true auteur, Anderson is known for the visual artistry, inimitable tone, and idiosyncratic characterizations that make each of his films instantly recognizable as "Andersonian." "The Wes Anderson Collection" is the first in-depth overview of Anderson's filmography, guiding readers through his life and career. This meticulously designed book captures the spirit of his films: melancholy and playful, wise and childish - and thoroughly original.
Book SynopsisThis New York Times bestselling overview of Wes Anderson's filmography features previously unpublished behind-the-scenes photos, artwork, and ephemera. Introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon Writer/director Wes Anderson guides movie/television critic Matt Zoller Seitz through his life and career in this hardcover book-length conversation, woven together with original illustrations and production images from Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Darjeeling Limited, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and Moonrise Kingdom. The result is a meticulously designed book that captures and reflects the spirit of Wes Anderson's movies: melancholy, playful, wise, and wonderfully unique. "The Wes Anderson Collection comes as close as a book can to reading like a Wes Anderson film. The design is meticulously crafted, with gorgeous full-page photos and touches like a still representation of Rushmore's opening montage." --The A.V. Club "Each page of this book--filled with conversations, photographs and artwork surrounding each film--showcases Anderson's pop-culture inspirations from Hitchcock and Star Wars to Jacques Cousteau and the French New Wave. Better than most of their kind, the talks reveal a candidness and honesty between critic and director, allowing Seitz to dig around Anderson's vault and share his discoveries." --FILTER Also available from Matt Zoller Seitz:
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"The Wes Anderson Collection comes as close as a book can to reading like a Wes Anderson film. The design is meticulously crafted, with gorgeous full-page photos and touches like a still representation of Rushmore's opening montage."-- "The A.V. Club"
"A magical tour of Wes Anderson's filmography."-- "C magazine"
"Each page of this book--filled with conversations, photographs and artwork surrounding each film--showcases Anderson's pop-culture inspirations from Hitchcock and Star Wars to Jacques Cousteau and the French New Wave. Better than most of their kind, the talks reveal a candidness and honesty between critic and director, allowing Seitz to dig around Anderson's vault and share his discoveries."-- "FILTER"
"In The Wes Anderson Collection, Seitz expands a series of video essays on Anderson's influences, illuminating as much of Anderson's process as possible in a massive, beautifully rendered volume. Although it looks (and sometimes reads) like a coffee table book, The Wes Anderson Collection brings together style and substance to provide a loving homage to Anderson's films and moviemaking in general."-- "The A.V. Club"
"It's smart, informative, and looks beautiful. In other words, it's the perfect gift."-- "Complex magazine"
"Reading the book, you feel as if you're disappearing into the miniature world of Anderson's movies, like you're playing around in the files and fastidiously kept dossiers assembled for each project. In this way, the book mimics the work."-- "Complex.com"
"The essence of a few of his beloved films... is captured in this New York Times bestselling overview."-- "Variety magazine"
"Your coffee table wants--no, scratch that--needs this book . . . Packed with 400 images of everything from behind-the-scenes set shots to makeup inspiration to hand-drawn storyboards, the massive tome is pure eye candy. But in addition to the visuals, Seitz also dives deep into each and every Anderson film."-- "NYLON"
About the AuthorMatt Zoller Seitz, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in criticism, is the TV critic for New York Magazine and Vulture.com, as well as the editor in chief of RogerEbert.com. A Brooklyn-based writer and filmmaker, Seitz has written, narrated, edited, or produced more than a hundred hours'worth of video essays about cinema history and style for the Museum of the Moving Image and The L Magazine, among other outlets. His five-part 2009 video essay, "Wes Anderson: The Substance of Style," was later spun off into a New York Times bestselling hardcover book series: The Wes Anderson Collection (Abrams, 2013) and The Wes Anderson Collection: The Grand Budapest Hotel (Abrams, 2015). Seitz is the founder and original editor of the House Next Door, now a part of Slant Magazine, and the publisher of Press Play, a blog of film and TV criticism and video essays. He is the director of the 2005 romantic comedy Home. Michael Chabon is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of many novels, including the recent Telegraph Avenue. He lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife and four children. Max Dalton is a graphic artist living in Buenos Aires, Argentina, by way of Barcelona, New York, and Paris. He has published a few books and illustrated some others, including The Wes Anderson Collection: The Grand Budapest Hotel (Abrams, 2015). Max started painting in 1977, and since 2008, he has been creating posters about music, movies, and pop culture, quickly becoming one of the top names in the industry.
Dimensions (Overall): 12.1 Inches (H) x 10.2 Inches (W) x 1.1 Inches (D)
Weight: 4.45 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 336
Series Title: Wes Anderson Collection
Genre: Performing Arts
Sub-Genre: Individual Director
Publisher: Abrams Books
Author: Matt Zoller Seitz
Street Date: October 8, 2013
Item Number (DPCI): 247-08-0975
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 1.1 inches length x 10.2 inches width x 12.1 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 4.45 pounds
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Maurak - 5 years ago, Verified purchaser
Awesome and interesting. I’m a huge Wes Anderson fan but even if I wasn’t it would still be interesting. Great price as well.
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xw77 - 9 years ago
My brother is a big Wes Anderson fan. He recently returned to the U.S. and I knew this would make the perfect gift. After it arrived he let me know how much he liked it :) Glad that Target offers oversized books online and at a good price!