Book Review: The Art of Moana

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The artworks in this book are so beautiful. I know the place featured in Moana is fictitious but it still feels like a place I really want to visit. Looking at the art transports my mind to another world. The paintings of the mountains, seas, environment and light are wonderful.

Note that there are spoilers in this book. So it's probably better to only go through the book after watching the film.

In addition to the environment art, there are lots of character designs. Directors Ron Clements and John Musker were inspired by the beauty of the Pacific islands, and the culture of their people. All the designs in the book are inspired by culture and that's what makes this book awesome, because it there's so much depth. You can read about how the designers research on the landscape and flora, and get inspiration from the design language of these people. Designs for the clothing, props, setting and even the tattoos on the bodies of the characters are all spot on, and all give life to these characters. There are short text on the designs too.

All 160 pages in this hardcover are filled with beautiful artworks.

Highly recommended.

If this book is selling at full retail price without discount, I recommend checking out Book Depository to compare prices. You might find it cheaper there.

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This book was borrowed from Basheer Graphic Books for review purposes. You can order the book from them. Check with Basheer on Facebook.

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