Game of Thrones: A Pop-up Guide to Westeros (Anglais) Relié – 4 mars 2014
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"A gloriously elaborate creation, with the castles and cities unfolding like intricate origami." (Stuff) --Ce texte fait référence à l'édition Relié .
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Inspired by the Emmy Award-winning title sequence that opens each episode of the hit HBO series, Game of Thrones: A Pop-Up Guide to Westeros is guaranteed to thrill the show's legions of fans.
Featuring stunning pop-up recreations of several key locations from the series, including the formidable castle of Winterfell, the lavish capital city King's Landing, and the Wall's stark majesty, this book takes readers into the world of the series like never before.
Game of Thrones: A Pop-Up Guide to Westeros features five stunning spreads that fold out to create a remarkable pop-up map of Westeros, as well as numerous mini-pops that bring to life iconic elements of the show, such as direwolves, White Walkers, giants, and dragons. All the pops are accompanied by insightful text that relays the rich history of the Seven Kingdoms and beyond, forming a dynamic reference guide to the world of Game of Thrones.
Visually spectacular and enthrallingly interactive, Game of Thrones: A Pop-Up Guide to Westeros sets a new standard for pop-up books and perfectly captures the epic scope and imagination of the series.--Ce texte fait référence à l'édition Relié .
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I just finished thoroughly reading all the pull-out's and information provided about the world of Westeros--one word, "wonderful!" For those who don't realize it, it is a Pop-Up book, not a novel. While a lot of information is given, it will never be what a full book could provide, so if you're looking for info. either go to the novel, itself, or a Game of Thrones Guide. Personally, I enjoyed--especially--the information provided about the various houses and some of the history of the land. I was impressed.
And then...the BIG reveal! The spine of the book unhinges and you can open up all the pages of the book into one huge pop-up. Yes, all of the pop-ups displayed at one time. The publishers have thoughtfully provided an insert sheet with a diagram and instructions as how to (carefully) open your book so you don't damage it in handling. I've opened mine all the way up a couple of times, now, and if you follow the instructions, no damage results.
I am amazed at the size of some of the pop-ups. Some are quite large and oh, so very impressive! Even some of the more moderately sized pop-ups are beautiful. I loved the raven, dire wolf and dragon! "The Wall" had to be my favorite, though for its impressiveness, intricacy in detail and beauty. I have a rather sizeable collection of pop-up books (Sabuda and Reinhart are my favorite paper engineers), and I've seen many, many pop-ups. This is by far, the most impressive, most beautiful, and most well engineered book I have ever seen. But please remember, this book is not one that should be given to a child: First, because Game of Thrones is not a kids story, and second, because of the intricacies of the pop-ups, a child could easily damage the expensive book.
For those people who might receive a book damaged during shipping, I say, send it back and get it replaced. Authors/engineers who work to create a beautiful work, such as, Game of Thrones: A Pop-Up Guide to Westeros, do not deserve to be downgraded for something that happened to damage a book during shipping--the authors have no control over that. Give the packagers/shippers a bad mark, the authors deserve better. Care and love went into the creation of this pop-up book--you can see it just be reading and looking at this beautiful book. My book arrived in pristine condition and undamaged. Yes, you paid for it and you deserve to get an undamaged book, but if it arrives damaged, use some sense--SEND IT BACK and request an undamaged book. The authors shouldn't be penalized by knocking of 1 1/2 stars.
Finally, to all Game of Thrones fans, I think you will be favorably impressed by the quality of this book. Read it, open it, enjoy it. One person seeing the book opened up all the way told me that they could see fans of the series watching it on tv/dvd, snacking on Westeros food, and the pop-up book opened up all the way on a nearby table. Sounds like fun to me. I'll come.
By the way...take a look at the "Related Media" at the bottom of the book's page. Watch the video. I think you could get a good idea from looking at that. My best to you all. I hope you all enjoy your new pop-up book.
I would have given it 3.5 stars if it were possible, but went with 4 since it is not - it's not really a 3, if you know what it is you are getting, at least. I was a little surprised there are only five "pop up" scenes in the book. That's it. Granted, they are large and intricate, but I expected to see a lot more of Westeros than the book actually shows. I would have much preferred more buildings/sites in smaller scale vs. only a handful in large scale.
Another point you may wish to know - the cover almost looks 3-D in the pictures, like it has little bits of ornamentation on it and perhaps even textured "leatherette" (which would have increased it's value to me), but it's really just a flat paperboard cover.
The fold-out feature is neat, but it takes up a lot of room - a large table - so it's not really something you would leave out to display. It is not terribly difficult to unfold and refold, but it must be done carefully. I can easily see if you aren't super-careful it only lasting a couple of times folded out.
It's a cool book, just not exactly what I expected - if it had been half-the price, it would have been 5-star, but at $40 right now, it does feel a bit of a cash grab simply because it's GoT. I decided to keep it, but it will probably be the only pop-up book I will own - the experience didn't lead me to think I needed to investigate the genre any further, I just love GoT.
I'm a fan of pop up books in general and this is equal or better than the best I've seen.
As stated in other reviews the magnitude of some of the Pop-Ups are immense and when you fold it out (carefully) into the Map of Westeros it is breathtaking! (Which I could safely leave it out displayed)
Mine did arrive with a slight dent in the Kings Landing fold out. This is not uncommon with Pop-Up Books so I wasn't upset and I knew that Amazon would quickly issue a replacement which they did and it arrived in perfect condition!
I would HIGHLY recommend this to any SoIaF Fan!