Awakening: The Art of Halo 4 is another fine art book brought to the masses of Videogame culture (as well as art lovers everywhere) by the fine people who published The Art of Assassins’ Creed III, Titan Books.
Awakening: The Art of Halo 4 is 192 pages of pure amazing art. It contains everything from full landscape portraits to concept art.
The Author, Paul Davies, has compiled a wonderful set of work that at times even makes you forget that you are looking at art from a videogame, its that good.
According to the books official description:
“A glimpse at the beginning of a new trilogy in the massive global gaming franchise, featuring a stunning array of concept art, character sketches and much, much more.
Halo 4 is the next blockbuster installment in the iconic franchise that shaped entertainment history and defined a decade of gaming. Set in the aftermath of Halo 3, it marks the beginning of a new trilogy as the Master Chief confronts an ancient evil that threatens the fate of the entire universe.
Awakening: The Art of Halo 4 will give gamers an in-depth look behind the scenes at the creation of the stunning worlds of Halo 4, with commentary from the art director and game designers throughout. Concept art, character sketches, detailed environments and an additional section on the forthcoming multiplayer game make this the definitive guide to 343 Industries’ take on the Halo universe.”
Here are some highlights I came across while going through this great art book:
Bottom line: Like the last videogame inspired art book from Titan Books, Awakening: The Art of Halo 4 is amazing, if not better than the last one. While its certainly bigger, it is filled page to page with beautiful art.
The art is detailed beyond all belief, and if you are a fan of the Halo franchise (even if you didn’t like Halo 4) you owe it to yourself to check this book out, or buy it for the die hard fan in your family, because lets face it, it seems like today every family has a Halo fan in it.
If anything, the art itself makes it a great coffee table book and conversation starter.
Awakening: The Art of Halo 4 is is now for sale from Titans Books. It’s Standard List Price is $34.95 but can be found here for sale at Amazon.com.