The Art of Discworld

Terry Pratchett Paul Kidby

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The Art of Discworld

The Art of Discworld The Discworld floats through space on the backs of four elephants standing on a giant turtle once there were five elephants but that s another story It s a world bursting with magic a land of contra

  • Title: The Art of Discworld
  • Author: Terry Pratchett Paul Kidby
  • ISBN: 9780061211942
  • Page: 346
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Discworld floats through space on the backs of four elephants standing on a giant turtle once there were five elephants, but that s another story It s a world bursting with magic, a land of contrasts and extremes, from the bustling metropolis of Ankh Morpork, the oldest city on the Disc now ruled with an iron hand in a velvet glove by the Patrician, Lord Vetinari ,The Discworld floats through space on the backs of four elephants standing on a giant turtle once there were five elephants, but that s another story It s a world bursting with magic, a land of contrasts and extremes, from the bustling metropolis of Ankh Morpork, the oldest city on the Disc now ruled with an iron hand in a velvet glove by the Patrician, Lord Vetinari , to the ancient empire of Klatch, where there are fifteen words for assassination There s the mysterious continent XXXX, or Foureks, about which nothing anyone has ever heard is really an exaggeration, the tiny kingdom of Lancre and the dark country of Uberwald, where things do go bump in the night And then there are the inhabitants the witches Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg, Magrat Garlick now a Queen, of course There are wizards galore, Archchancellor Mustrum Ridcully, the Librarian, Rincewind, the Bursar there are the History Monks and the ancient Vampyre families There are great heroes, like Cohen the Barbarian and his Silver Horde, Sam Vimes, Captain Carrot and the men of the City Watch and there are the ordinary folk like Cut Me Own Throat Dibbler, Foul Ole Ron, the Igors and there s Death.The Discworld might have started out in the imagination of its Creator, Terry Pratchett, but over the past 30 or books, it has taken on a life of its own.Here, gathered together for the first time, is artist Paul Kidby s own voyage through the Disc, in glorious color and intricate black and white a cornucopia of characters that have won the hearts of millions of adoring readers the world over Here is The Art of Discworld werewolves, zombies, gargoyles, dwards in fact, menof the Watch are actually few and far between these days.

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    1. Joey Woolfardis on said:

      If you're not a fan of Terry Pratchett or the Discworld series of books, this particular edition will probably sail right over your head. If you are, well, it's more than just the art of Discworld.In the beginning, Discworld covers were done by Josh Kirby, who sadly passed away, handing the mantel on to Paul Kidby, whose similar yet independent style kept the Discworld spirit alive. This book features Kidby's work only, with sketches and finished articles alongside some never-before-seen materia [...]

    2. Jokoloyo on said:

      The blending of art and narration gives this book a good pleasure. A perfect coffee table book to accompany an enjoyable coffee time for Discworld's fans.This book is for fans of Discworld, and presenting the arts from Paul Kidby. Not only just the art, but also the narration by Pratchett gave some insight of the author himself about the characters and setting of Discworld. I like the part where Ankh Morpork grew in Pratchett's mind.

    3. Chloe on said:

      I'm not crying now except I am.This is a stunning book. The art is breathtaking, so detailed and gorgeous, and the accompanying explanations and descriptions by Pratchett are interesting and fascinating to read, and as funny and enjoyable as I had expected. I love Josh Kirby's art, but Kidby has another level of feeling in his illustrations and I love it. This is a wonderful Discworld companion book to have and a joy to read through.

    4. Geert Daelemans on said:

      A must have for Discworld fansYou know that feeling of browsing through old holiday snapshots? That melancholic feeling of those great times of the past. Those little moments that are still carved into your brain, hopefully never to erode away. Well, that is exactly the sentiment you experience when browsing through the Art of Discworld. That is, if you are one of those many people who have read quite a few of the Discworld novels. Have you never read one of those? What are you waiting for? Skip [...]

    5. Hester on said:

      When I was young, my mother was very disturbed that in second grade, I was still reading picture books rather than chapter books. My father read my brother and I part of a chapter book every night, and I liked pictures. I was pressured away from picture books, only to become an art history(and math) major in college. Sometimes, kids do know what is best for them. I do, however, now LOVE chapter books. Reading is one of my great joys in life, especially reading Terry Pratchett books. So imagine m [...]

    6. Brenton on said:

      Why on EARTH have I not been reading Terry Pratchett's Discworld series all my life?? The simple commentary by the author and illustrator in this volume alone had me laughing out loud on nearly every page, and so Pratchett's actual novels must be brilliant and hilarious. Paul Kidby's "realistically cartoonish" style of drawing and painting must lend itself extremely well to Pratchett's satirical fantasy, and my only complaint about the volume is that there wasn't nearly enough of his art in it, [...]

    7. Res on said:

      Just as I pictured them: the Librarian, Lord Vetinari, most of the Watch, Greebo.Better than I pictured them: Sam Vimes, swamp dragons, Tiffany and the Feegles, young Nanny Ogg, Angua, Ridcully.Not quite as I pictured them: Old Nanny Ogg, Granny Weatherwax, Carrot.Distressingly absent: Greebo as a human, Lady Sybil.

    8. Knigoqdec on said:

      Бъдещето е затворена книга.А може би не?

    9. Ondřej Puczok on said:

      Zeměplošské kresby Paula Kidbyho jsem měl vždycky moc rád. Svou realističností totiž dělají Zeměplochu opravdovou a jednotlivé postavy (jak ostatně píše v knize) tak často odpovídají i (a to nejen) autorovým představám. Např. lorda Vetinariho, Elánia nebo stařenku Oggovou si už prostě jinak nepředstavím. K tomu kniha dodává spousty informací o tom, jak postavy vznikly, jak se vyvíjely a jaký k nim má vztah jejich autor nebo jejich kreslíř. A do toho spousty s [...]

    10. Neville Ridley-smith on said:

      This is great. And not just for the art. I mean, the art is good and all but it's the text that's of equal or even more interest.Text is split up into plain font and italic font, plain written by Terry and italic by Kidby, although Kidby's comments are few and far between - it's mostly Terry's writing. (Which makes sense - Kidby communicates through the art.)Aaaanyway, so Terry gives a great bunch of background info about the development of all the characters and places and his personal influenc [...]

    11. Katka Olajcová on said:

      Táto knižka ma veľmi príjemne prekvapila. Je plná nádherných kresieb a ešte krajších Terryho pokecov k jednotlivým postávam, jeho postrehy a stručný popis, ako ich vymyslel. Zároveň nechýba ani Paulov Kidbyov pohľad na vznik jeho ilustrácií. Keďže už mám takmer všetky zeměplošské knihy za sebou, táto pôsobila veľmi nostalgickým dojmom a nedalo sa mi nespomínať na všetky tie postavy a na to všetko, čo som s nimi zažila

    12. BellaGBear on said:

      What can I say: I love the discworld and I love Josh Kirby. If you do not love/like any of those this book is not for you.This book gives nice background information of the discworld with sketches and drawing by Josh and an explanation by Pratchett. I bought this for inspiration for a discworld art project I am working on and the inspiration I get from this book is great!so recommended for everyone who loves discworld and likes to look at pictures.

    13. Andy on said:

      Paul Kidby hat wirklich ein Händchen für die Figuren der Scheibenwelt - ein toller Bildband!

    14. Nidah (SleepDreamWrite) on said:

      This was interesting. I like some of the art work.

    15. Isil on said:

      Evidemment, ce livre d’illustrations s’adresse exclusivement aux fans de la série des Annales du Disque-Monde de Terry Pratchett. Si on ne connais pas la Mort (enfin celle du Disque-Monde hein, personne ne vous demande d’avoir eu une expérience paranormale !), Rincevent, le mage le plus nul de l’histoire de la magie (mais qui a le don de se trouver toujours là où il se passe quelque chose), Mémé Ciredutemps et la têtologie (eh oui, la sorcellerie c’est surtout un état d’espri [...]

    16. Cassandra on said:

      Als großer Fan der Bücher von Terry Pratchetts Scheibenweltromanen, habe ich mich ganz besonders über dieses Buch gefreut, das ich zum Geburtstag geschenkt bekommen habe. Die Bilder von Paul Kidby sind sehr gelungen und werden von Terry Pratchetts Erklärungen abgerundet. So bekommt der Leser interessantes Hintergrundwissen z.B. wie der Charakter Tod entstand, ob Lord Vetinari ein Abbild des Fürsten von Machiavelli ist und wie er auf den Kater Greebo kam. Für mich hat die Scheibenwelt durch [...]

    17. Jacobmartin on said:

      This is the kind of book you can really get into - find out what your favorite Discworld characters look like when not drawn on the Josh Kirby covers. But I like the Josh Kirby book covers, so the mileage of that statement may vary. I really liked this book because it shows you as an artist that you don't have to put illustrations into the actual novel for the illustrations inspired by a fictional work to, well, work, because a pictorial image is like a visual short story that conveys a message [...]

    18. Geoffery Crescent on said:

      Paul Kidby's beautiful art coupled with PTerry's musings on character development. What more could you want? Of course if you've never read any Discworld this is all by the by, in which case why are you reading it? Unless, as Terry points out in his introduction, you've mistaken it for a copy of, 'Help I'm Not A Celebrity: Get Me An Agent.'Gods, but Terry was great and I miss him terribly. The hardest part of reading this books is in seeing how many of his unfinished ideas will never make it to [...]

    19. Karen on said:

      Really more enjoyable than I thought it would be. It's not just the art of discworld, Terry Pratchett also writes about each of the characters profiled and gives a background on how he came up with the character and the story line, who influenced it, what charities and in one case a brownie troop encouraged him and made him an honorary member. He's just a delightful man that writes wonderful, funny science fiction. This isn't the book to start with if you've never read him, choose any Discworld [...]

    20. sarah on said:

      If you enjoy any Discworld book you'd love this. The art is wonderful, just like his older novel covers which have always been my favorite to own. So flipping through this is very nostalgic. The sections on death and the night watch are standouts for sure, but then again everyone has their own favorite characters.This is also fun to share with people who havent read any of Pratchetts novels, it gives a good background without too many 'spoilers'l i can critisize is that i wish it were longer.

    21. Nicolas on said:

      Pour une fois, il ne s'agit pas d'un roman, mais d'un excellent roman sur le travail de Pratchett et Kidby.les illustrations sont magnifiquement reproduites et les textes sont très intéressants (surtout ceux traitant de l'autre Pratchett, celui qui bosse la nuit).

    22. Georgene on said:

      For fans of the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett, this book is a hoot! It is filled with drawings of most of the major characters in the series and many of the minor ones as well.The descriptions of the pictures are done by Terry Pratchett and sometimes by the artist, Paul Kidby. I found myself laughing over the descriptions and the puns therein.A very enjoyable, if bulky read!

    23. MariaD on said:

      Strangely enough, I acquired this book before I had read any Discworld novel. I just really enjoyed the art, so I bought it. Nowadays, after every finished Pratchett's book, I page through it with great pleasure. Mind you, some characters look far from how I imagined them. But still, this book captures some essential spirit of Pratchett's world.

    24. Kitten on said:

      The Art of Discworld is an absolutely beautiful, visually arresting collection of sketches, portraits and paintings that are inspired by Terry Pratchett's series. Highly recommended for artists, especially those who are fans of the Discworld series.

    25. Jennifer on said:

      A little much for newbies to Pratchett, this is a treat for true pratchett fans. Though its hard to reformulate your own internal pictures of the characters, the illustrator is dead on with a lot of the portrayals. Definately one I pined after for a long time!

    26. Herbert Smith on said:

      For any fan of Discworld, Paul Kidby's illustrations are a must. He has the rare skill of taking the characters from the page, and getting them exactly like the one in your head, only better. From the Librarian to Granny Weatherwax to Rincewind to Death, all are just perfect.

    27. Serena on said:

      I enjoyed the characters, and their world and hope I get the chance to read the story again and/or to read more within the series.My Rating System:* couldn't finish, ** wouldn't recommend, *** would recommend, **** would read again, ***** have read again.

    28. Matthew on said:

      Excellent drawings of many discworld characters and settings. The picture of the Watch is a particular favorite, as is Great A'tuin. The drawings are of such high quality, and often spot on to my imaginings of the characters. Plus the notes are great fun.

    29. Tasha on said:

      Beautiful artwork, many characters exactly as I see them in my head. Added narrative by TP adds to the flavour of each image. Separated into different Discworld areas it really impresses how big that Universe is.

    30. Orla on said:

      This was such an interesting book with commentary from the artist (Paul Kidby) but also Pratchett himself on the characters developed narratively over time and how that influenced the art.

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