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Godzilla: The Art of Destruction Book
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Date: 4/06/2014 (Updated: 04/08/2014)
Author: Chris Mirjahangir

156 pages thick, Insight Editions will be releasing an expansive book on all the design work that went into Godzilla (2014). This includes a wealth of concept art, storyboards and more.

The publication also has a stellar front cover art. Click the image to the right to see a high resolution version or download the 14MB TIF.

The book will be released on May 13, 2014, to coincide with the debut of the movie. It retails with an MSRP of $45, although is currently available from Amazon for $28.46.

Here is an official blurb on the new book:

Published to coincide with the release of Warner Bros. and Legendary's Godzilla, directed by Gareth Edwards, this visually stunning book presents an extraordinary new vision for the beloved character through a dynamic selection of concept illustrations, sketches, storyboards, and other pre-production materials. Godzilla: The Art of Destruction is the definitive book on one of the most anticipated films of 2014. Featuring interviews with the director and key crew and cast members, the book tells the complete story of the making of Godzilla from concept to final frames. Comprehensive and enthralling, Godzilla: The Art of Destruction is a book that no fan will want to be without.

Update (03/26/2014): Insight Editions has graciously shared some of the inside pages to see in advance of the book's May 13th release. Below are four pages from the publication with corresponding captions direct from the publisher. Click the image for a very high resolution version or download the original TIF files found below. The book is available now for pre-order.

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04. LEFT Dr. Brody monitors the crisis at the Janjira facility. BELOW The Janjira nuclear power plant control room was a daunting design challenge—everything from switches and gauges to signage and paperwork had to be created and accurately reflect a period Japanese nuclear facility. This piece of concept art set the look of the facility.

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06. OPPOSITE LEFT AND ABOVE Concept art depicting the Q-Zone. "The great thing about haze and fog is that you can create beautiful, dark foreground silhouettes," says Edwards. "It really gives a sense of scale and scope." OPPOSITE BOTTOM RIGHT Q-Zone set dressing showing a weathered radiation warning sign.

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08. RIGHT Concept art imagines the surreal effect of the giant monsters, such as this nuclear submarine dropped in the mountains. "I love this shot," says Edwards. We struggled with trying to find a position for the submarine that didn't feel too silly, but you could still read it from a distance. This is a shot that's never in the film, they don't actually approach it from the boat, but again, things get drawn just to give it flavor."

Reprinted from Godzilla: The Art of Destruction by Mark Cotta Vaz, published by Insight Editions. TM & © Toho Co., Ltd. © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s14)