Rick Baker: Metamorphosis: Vol 1: 1950–1989, Vol 2: 1990–2019 (Multiple copy pack)

Rick Baker: Metamorphosis: Vol 1: 1950–1989, Vol 2: 1990–2019 By J. W. Rinzler, Brandon Alinger (Editor), John Landis (Contributions by), Peter Jackson (Contributions by), Dick Smith (Contributions by) Cover Image
By J. W. Rinzler, Brandon Alinger (Editor), John Landis (Contributions by), Peter Jackson (Contributions by), Dick Smith (Contributions by)
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Description


This deluxe two-volume set explores seven-time Academy Award–winner Rick Baker’s 40-plus-year journey as a special makeup effects artist. Features a foreword by John Landis, a preface by Peter Jackson, and an introduction by Rick Baker.
 
Rick Baker: Metamorphosis chronicles the career of the legendary special effects and makeup artist, best known for his creature effects and designs. This deluxe, two-volume set, replete with more than 1,600 four-color images and original sketches, covers the makeup artist’s forty-plus-year journey, from his early days as a young “monster maker,” creating body parts in his parents’ kitchen, to his more than seventy film and television credits, which resulted in seven Academy Awards, one Emmy, and three BAFTAs, among numerous others.
From the gory zombies of Michael Jackson’s Thriller and the staggeringly lifelike Bigfoot in Harry and the Hendersons to the creative builds in Men in Black and the groundbreaking effects in An American Werewolf in London, Rick Baker’s special effects, makeup, and prosthetics count among some of Hollywood’s most enduring legacies.


 

About the Author


J. W. Rinzler, former executive editor at Lucasfilm Ltd., is the author The Making of Star Wars, The Complete Making of Indiana Jones, and The Star Wars, the #1 New York Times bestselling graphic novel, adapted from George Lucas’s original rough draft. Marcia Lucas is an Academy Award–winning film editor who’s worked on such legendary films as Star Wars, American Graffiti, Taxi Driver, and Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore.

Praise For…


“Baker’s massive book documents his long career, starting when he was a ten-year-old kid making monster masks in his bedroom.”
— Mandalit Del Barco

“Stunning photographs…beautifully written…”
— Marc Maron

"Rick Baker has had a remarkable career...(which) is now tracked, and celebrated, in the J.W. Rinzler-written, two-volume Metamorphosis, which includes 1,600 color images and original sketches as well as an introduction by its subject, a foreword by John Landis, a preface by Peter Jackson, and an afterword by Baker’s mentor, the late Dick Smith."
— Entertainment Weekly

“The more than 1,600 images and original sketches illustrate Baker’s career, from the gory zombies of Michael Jackson’s Thriller and lifelike Bigfoot in Harry and the Hendersons to the creative builds in Men in Black.”
— Publisher’s Weekly

Rick Baker: Metamorphosis is an elaborate, full-color, two-volume, 700-page extravaganza highlight his 40+ year journey through Hollywood. Frank and I were lucky enough to get a couple of copies, and our jaws are still hanging open.”
— Gilbert Gottfried

"Not for the faint of heart, this two-volume retrospective of the Oscar-winning special makeup effects artist revisits his spookiest creations."
— The New York Times


Coverage from NPR

Product Details
ISBN: 9781944903435
ISBN-10: 1944903437
Publisher: Cameron Books
Publication Date: October 22nd, 2019
Pages: 736
Language: English