The Invisible Art: The Legends of Movie Matte Painting



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The first book devoted to the art of matte painting. Over 400 color illustrations. Introduction by George Lucas.

In Fine condition (light shelfwear otherwise tight, bright, clean) but missing the accompanying CD.

From the publisher:

The Invisible Art provides an unprecedented retrospective of matte art painting -- the unsung hero in the fast-paced world of cinematic visual effects. Until recently, matte-painting techniques were closely guarded secrets kept locked up on studio lots. The Invisible Art flings open the gates to reveal the finest representations of matte paintings from rare examples seen in epics such as Gone with the Wind and Citizen Kane to prove that the brush is mightier than the computer, as seen in such blockbusters as Star Wars and Titanic. Lavishly illustrated, the book's tremendous scope unveils a century's worth of fascinating stories, legendary personalities, and cunning movie craft from the first pioneering "glass shots" to the dawn of digital technology.

Including a foreword by George Lucas, The Invisible Art conjures a never-before-told story of film wizardry.


Mark Cotta Vaz, Craig Barron

Condition & Attributes

Missing the CD otherwise Fine in Fine dustjacket


Mark Cotta
Vaz, Craig Barron

Publishing Information

San Francisco

Physical Description

10.4 inches
12 inches
290 pages
over 400 color illustrations