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Harry Potter: the Creature Vault

4.48  ·  Rating details ·  2,237 ratings  ·  214 reviews
Dementors and House-elves, merpeople and Chinese Fireball Dragons—these are just a few of the magical creatures and frightening monsters populating J. K. Rowling's wizarding world. Harry Potter: The Creature Vault is a fascinating look at how this menagerie was brought to life for the blockbuster Harry Potter film series. Detailed profiles of each creature include rare con ...more
Hardcover, 207 pages
Published October 28th 2014 by Harper Design (first published 2014)
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Hannah I have both and although there is some crossover I think I'm learning some new stuff from this one that isn't in Page to Screen

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Aug 27, 2014 marked it as to-read
More Harry Potter related books to add my to already extensive collection? And they'll also be two other editions with even more magic and goodies in 2015 on characters and spells!?

May 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015, to-buy, pottershelf
This made me so happy! And believe it or not, it's even prettier on the inside. A perfect and wonderful gift idea for every hopeless Potterhead like me. (*subtle wink* you know...I'd really like to see this on my bookshelf...)

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Erik Fazekas
Prečo túto knihu musí mať každý potterhead?
Lebo tie ilustrácie, lebo tie fotky, lebo všetok ten obrazový materiál! Akože to je úplný brutus!!! (tu je malá ukážka)
(A povedzme si pravdu, všetky tieto knihy si aj tak kupujeme len kvôli tomu a ešte preto, že sú pekné! A táto je tiež.)

Či mi to po obsahovej stránke dalo niečo nové? Čo ja viem... ono je to vlastne o tom, že ako vznikali filmové rekvizity, s akými problémami sa museli vysporiadať a tak... Ale hovoril som už o tých obrázkoch??? :)
Táto kniha je nádherná už na prvý dotyk pohľad. Slovart odviedol skvelú prácu s obálkou. Navyše je na dotyk tak dokonalá, že si nie som istá, či som viac čítala knihu alebo hladkala obálku. Povedala by som, že tak narovnako.
Nielen obálka je však neuveriteľne vydarená, takisto aj celkové grafické spracovanie knihy. Nič na tejto knihe nebolo odfláknuté.

A tie ilustrácie v rôznych technikách, ktorých bola plná kniha. Fakt neviete, kam sa skôr pozerať. Absolútne nádherné od nesmierne talentovaných ľ
Oct 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have to say, I just adore behind-the-scenes books for films, it seems like they are super exciting and give a really cool insight into how things are done creatively and digitally for the magical mayhem films like Harry Potter. This book focuses mostly on the characters from the films and seeing how prosthetics were made for some of them, some were digital, and many were a combination of both digital and crafted pieces.

What I liked about this book was that it was largely focused on the images
Mar 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I always find these books to be a particularly pleasing addition to the Harry Potter universe. Though the facts aren't particularly always new to me, the concept art and sketches are what makes these books perfect to me - I love seeing the transition between the initial sketch to the final product and finding out how it was made and constructed to do what it does in the film.

Definitely would recommend for any HP fan!
Inés Izal
Jan 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
¡Pero que cosita tan mona por Dios!
Jun 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A perfect treat for any potterhead.

This book doesn't offer that much new or exclusive information, but all the artwork, behind the scenes making, and the brilliant artwork and concepts (again!) make this book a must-have for any Harry Potter lover.

The book deals with how the movies made the creatures and beasts and plants in the Harry Potter books, and brought them to live, the computer and CGI process and the making of the models.

The early concepts are beautiful and it was amazing to see how s
Liz Weasleyhead
Feb 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I highly recommend this book to all the crazy potterheads out there :)
there are so many awesome drafts, concept arts and additional background information in this beautiful book :) it's really worth the money :)
Patricia Bejarano
Dec 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Imprescindible para los amantes del mundo de Harry Potter. Lo que he disfrutado con este libro no tiene nombre. Aún estoy maravillada con todas las ilustraciones que contiene. Increíble.
May 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Een leuk inkijkje in de wereld van Harry Potter, er wordt gekeken naar hoe de beesten en planten werden gecreëerd voor de films. Ook komen er leuke nieuwe details naar voren!
Mar 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of Harry Potter
5 stars

Nice to see a book about the creatures from Harry Potter. All the creatures are very cool. My favorite creature would have to be the Animagi. Hope they will be able to have werewolf rights. The plants are also cool as well.
Jan 21, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-non-fiction
Just another amazing Harry Potter related book... Finally get to finish The Vaults collection and they just warm my heart. I feel like at this point I have the knowledge do all of the 8 movies by myself :)
Aug 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

El gran libro de las criaturas de Harry Potter nos da información sobre las diferentes criaturas mágicas, ya sean animagos, animales, seres o plantas que aparecen a lo largo de las películas. Lo que más me ha gustado ha sido la gran cantidad de detalles sobre la construcción de éstas, así como curiosidades del rodaje, el diseño o su construcción.

La información está dividida en Criaturas del bosque, marinas, trabajadores, aéreos, intrusos, compañeros, oscuros y plantas. Cada una de éstas a su
Jan 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Me entere apenas esta mañana que una amiga me lo ha prestado y es GENIAL.

¿Harry Potter un cuento para niños?...




...No lo creo.

Y miren nada mas que hermoso es todo. Necesito esta belleza en mi biblioteca. Ahora.
Aug 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Es un libro obligatorio a todos aquellos amantes de los libros y peliculas de Harry Potter! Te enseñan todo el trabajo que han tenido las peliculas, como han pasado cada una de las criaturas de papel a las pelis, en todas ellas! Lo bien echo que esta y el poco merito que se le ha dado!! lo cual me parece injusto! Es un libro maravilloso que no podéis dejar de leer si os gusta esa magnifica saga!
May 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: wizarding-world
Nice book about how the creatures from the Harry Potter movies were brought to life and it had a lot of interesting points. The reason it got 4 stars was just because a lot of the time, the creation process got repetitive and just got more and more boring to read as the book went on. Still enjoyed it, though.
Aug 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bookshelf, read-2015

Moc krásná knížka, která žádnému fandovi nemůže chybět. Přišlo mi ale, jako kdyby editoři svoji práci naprosto odflákli. Chybějící nebo přebývající čárky, mezery jen tak hozené doprostřed slova a spousta dalších stylistických chyb - docela vám to kazí čtení, když na vás skáče jedna chyba za druhou.
Jul 24, 2017 rated it liked it
This is definitely a collector's edition for HP fans. I got it as a birthday gift from a fellow potterhead. Initially I thought that it will have the details about the creatures in the book (something like additional information on pottermore) but it turned out to be something else. It has the details about only the creatures shown in the movies. The book gives you the glimpse of how they were designed, their different concept arts from various illustrators along with the film stills and picture ...more
I have been drooling over this book since I found out about it. Sadly, it was quite expensive (way out of my budget at least), and so I just kept on drooling, hoping that one day I would be able to hold it in my hands and read it.

That day came on Christmas. I couldn't believe my eyes when I unwrapped this one, finally it is mine! Thanks to my sweet boyfriend who knew I would want this one for Christmas, it seems it had cost him some effort (and also money) to get this one, but he knew I would b
Sep 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book and I'm glad I got a Barnes and Noble gift card and was able to purchase it. :D One of my favorite birthday presents this year. :D

As a filmmaker I like learning about the process of filmmaking and how certain movies come to life. It's interesting to learn especially since I've been working on films for several years now. I actually learned some new things like how the creature design people created certain creatures (called maquettes) first and then they were cybersca
Dec 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dostala jsem to od spolužačky a zamilovala jsem se. Nedoufala jsem, že něco tak drahého můžu dostat - a hle, mám to a jsem šťastná. Kniha je moc hezky ilustrována, obsahuje spoustu informací ze zákulisí a pro fanoušky Pottera je opravdu přínosným ucelením magických prvků ze série o Harrym Potterovi - ovšem nutno počítat s tím, že se jedná pouze o filmové zpracování. Dozvíte se zde, jaké triky filmaři používali a určitě každého překvapí, že jen máloco bylo vytvořeno čistě počítačově. Kniha obsahu ...more
Anna Nesterovich
Aug 02, 2016 rated it it was ok
For me this book looks like yet another misunderstanding of the intended audience. It's big-sized, published on high quality paper, with an elaborate cover. And contains behind-the-scenes information. The illustrations are good and information is interesting, but who was it all made for? People interested in movie production details probably don't care about the pompous looks of the book. And kids that buy into this "as if from the magic world" cover need a magical book, not a collection of fact ...more
Dec 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was such a great behind the scenes book. I loved all the artwork about what the Creature Shop went through to create all these creatures, and how much fun they had doing it. This fits perfectly on my shelf with all my other Harry Potter related books!
Jun 02, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Uzasne obrazky, uzasne obrazky, uzasne obrazky! :-)
Vsetky tvory a netvory (a rastliny) z filmov HP, ako ich tvorili, ako sa to filmovalo, kopec nakresov.
Uz som pisala o uzasnych obrazkoch? :-D
Apr 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: i-own
Prečoo som to musela dočítať? Ďalši harrypotterovský klenot v mojej knižnici. Ľudis táto kniha je úžasná už len kvôli tým skvelým obrázkom a ilustráciám. Teším sa na písanie recenzie. Fakt veľmi.
Jan 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: artwork, owned-books
It's Harry Potter, of course it's getting 5 stars
Feb 02, 2016 marked it as to-read
As soon as I spot a Harry Potter related book:

Sep 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Subtitled the creatures and plants of the Harry Potter films, this book depicts them in sketches, artwork tests, film captures, behind-the-scenes construction, descriptive quotes from Rowling’s books. I especially like the depictions of the models in the Creature Shop because so many of the beasties show up in the films at night so they're hard to see.
Forest Dwellers (centaur, unicorn, acromantula, hippogriff, thestral); Lake Dwellers (merperson, grindylow); Sky Dwellers (dragon, Cornish pixie);
Feb 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
The book is well written and for people who like to be introduced to new techniques to build objects and costumes it is a little treasure. BUT despite my affection for Harry Potter I had to give only four stars because there are many mistakes. For example: They wrote "great lake" multiple times but in the german version it should be "black lake". I know it's just a detail but fans will stumble across a couple of mistakes and it annoyed me a bit.
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