The Legend of Zelda Art and Artifacts (Hardcover)
About The Legend of Zelda Art and Artifacts (Hardcover)
The Legend of Zelda: Art and Artifacts contains over four hundred pages of fully realized illustrations from the entire thirty-year history of The Legend of Zelda including artwork from the upcoming The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild! Every masterwork is printed on high-quality paper in an over sized format so you can immerse yourself in the fine details of each piece. This book includes rare promotional pieces, game box art, instruction booklet illustrations, official character illustrations, sprite art, interviews with the artists, and much, much more! The Legend of Zelda: Art and Artifacts collects many of your favorite masterpieces from the storied franchise, as well as rare and never before seen content, presented in one handsome hardcover.
Select artwork from the entirety of the franchise!A nostalgic look at the past!
An exciting look at the future!
Interviews with some of the artists behind The Legend of Zelda™ series!
Ratings & Reviews
Definitely Your Dads' Zelda
by Ben -
'Art and Artifacts' is not to be confused with 'Hyrule Historia', nor is it an extension of HH. AA is a near complete compilation of almost every Legend of Zelda game manual from the last 30 years.
It doesn't expand on the established Zelda mythos, that said if you're a fan of the art work included with the manuals and want to see more, this coffee table book is worth the purchase.
You'll also find a small sample of early art renderings which are cleverly pictured next to the finished artwork.
Where the book falls short are the creator interviews, at the very end of the book, which only offers brief insights on the artists inspirations thoughts during the creative process (p.408-427).
I would have preferred that even a short quote have been used alongside the larger pieces of concept art, such as on page the gorgeous Sleeping Master Sword (p.16-17).