The Archive of Magic: the Film Wizardry of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

The Archive of Magic: the Film Wizardry of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

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160 pages

Book Overview

Newt, Tina, Queenie, and Jacob, the beloved heroes of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, are back! In this second adventure, they’re joined by fan favorites from the Harry Potter universe, including Albus Dumbledore, Nicolas Flamel, and the villainous Gellert Grindelwald. Officially licensed by Warner Bros. Consumer Products and designed by MinaLima—the creative force behind the graphics and many of the props for the first Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them as well as the Harry Potter films—this authorized tie-in compendium delivers a rich and unique “making of” experience for fans of all ages.

This keepsake treasury offers an imaginative, close-up look at Newt Scamander and his colorful trove of cohorts—beasts and wizards alike—as they face off against the evil forces of Gellert Grindelwald, one of the world’s most powerful dark wizards, in a story that travels from New York City to London and onto Paris. Brimming with filmmaking secrets, four-color artwork, and stories from the cast and crew, this magnificent book is modeled after a special item from the movie, and features removable facsimile reproductions of props and other materials from the movie, along with some very special effects. A tribute to moviemaking magic, it is an essential for every Wizarding World fan, aspiring concept artists and designers, and cinema buffs.

About the author

Signe Bergstrom is a writer and editor of more than thirty illustrated books, including Suicide Squad: Behind the Scenes with the Worst Heroes Ever; Harry Potter: Film Wizardry; and The Wizard of Oz: The Official 75th Anniversary Companion. She lives in Croton-on-Hudson, New York.


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