“The Wonderful Wizards of Art: An Illustrated Odyssey Through the Land of Oz” is a gloriously unique illustrated tribute to “The Wizard of Oz” that will be sure to delight all fans of the books and the iconic 1939 film. Paging through it is like sitting in the passenger’s seat of a road trip through the colorful history of Baum’s magical world.
NOTE that the book is limited to just 515 copies. Once they’re gone, they’re gone. There will be no second printing. Order yours now as this is a definite MUST HAVE!
Here are a few of the many pages devoted to the film. Note that the book covers all aspects of artwork related to the original Baum book and other adaptations, in addition to the iconic 1939 film (featured here). Included is also a very rare watercolor painting created by Judy herself!
The cost is $90 which, for this amazing book, is a steal. It’s the kind of oversized coffee table book that we don’t see much anymore. In addition to the seemingly endless array of rare photos and artwork, there is also some fantastic original artwork, with the cover design by our friend and amazing graphic artist, Raphael Geroni.
There is also 3D artwork at the end of the book, viewable with 3D glasses (the Chromadepth 3D Paper kind that you might have from a previous movie viewing. If not, you can order them here on Amazon.
Having bought a copy myself, I can’t stress enough how incredibly gorgeous this book is and what a sheer delight it is to see so many rare photos and artwork. It’s a true collectible and a must-have for any fan’s Oz or Judy Garland collection!
Details about the book from the website:
ALL COPIES ARE SIGNED with both authors’ signatures: in the front endpapers by Caren Marsh-Doll (red archival permanent ink), in interior by Daniel “Munch” Kinske (purple archival permanent ink.)
- 11″ wide x 17″ tall x 0.665″ thick, hard covers, 150 pages, 4 lbs
- Silver title foil on front cover and spine and old gilding on three edges (head and feet) of book.
- All copies numbered from 001 through 515 (total print run is 515 copies—numbers are on the verso inside the books “Certificate of Death” (adjacent the barcode/ISBN.)
All information and images on this page provided by “The Wonderful Wizards of Art: An Illustrated Odyssey Through the Land of Oz,” at: www.wizardsofart.com. Thank you!