Godzilla: History of Formative Arts 1954-2016
The ultimate book of Godzilla showcasing a massive archive of rare material with a stunningly beautifully design.
From its first cinematic release as Godzilla in 1954 to its latest incarnation as Shin Godzilla in 2016, this book offers a massive collection of rare, never-before-seen still photos from the movies and behind-the-scenes studio snapshots in chronological order (excluding the Hollywood series).
Bilingual (Japanese and English) explanatory text is included in each chapter to guide readers in understanding the history of Godzilla episode by episode. The sophisticated design by the creators of many of PIE International’s Japanese art books (including Wagashi, Hell in Japanese Art and others) makes this book not only gorgeous but also the ultimate must-have collector’s item for hardcore Godzilla fans.
About the Author:
Osamu Kishikawa is a Japanese editor and visual image researcher who designed and composed a book on Ultra Seven for adults in 1978, and has since produced numerous books on films and TV shows, both in Japan and abroad. These include Studio Ghibli (all works), "Neon Genesis Evangelion", and "Ghost in the Shell". As for foreign works, he has written many books on "Star Trek".
- Paperback A4-Henkei Size: 528 pages