Review: The Art of Magic: The Gathering - Kaladesh
If you are a fan of Magic: The Gathering, or just a lover of fantasy art, you might want to check out The Art of Magic: The Gathering - Kaladesh, the third volume in the series of hardcover art books featuring the stunning images and lore of the popular card game. This book showcases the vibrant and inventive world of Kaladesh, a plane where anything is possible with the power of aether and ingenuity.
The book is written by James Wyatt, a senior game designer and former Dungeons & Dragons writer, who guides the reader through the history, culture, and geography of Kaladesh, as well as the story of the Gatewatch, a group of heroic planeswalkers who visit the plane during the Inventors' Fair. The book is divided into six chapters, each focusing on a different aspect of Kaladesh:
Chapter 1: Welcome to Kaladesh introduces the plane and its main features, such as the aether, the Consulate, and the renegades.
Chapter 2: Ghirapur explores the capital city and its districts, such as the Aether Hub, the Foundry, and the Inventors' Fair.
Chapter 3: Beyond Ghirapur takes a look at other locations and regions of Kaladesh, such as Peema, Vahd, and Bomat.
Chapter 4: The Peoples of Kaladesh describes the various races and cultures that inhabit the plane, such as humans, elves, dwarves, vedalken, gremlins, and aetherborn.
Chapter 5: The Gatewatch on Kaladesh follows the adventures of the planeswalkers Gideon, Jace, Chandra, Nissa, and Liliana as they join forces with the renegades against the oppressive Consulate.
Chapter 6: Artifacts of Kaladesh showcases some of the most amazing and creative inventions and devices that populate the plane, such as thopters, vehicles, servos, and filigree.
The book is lavishly illustrated with over 200 full-color artworks by some of the best artists in the industry, such as Adam Paquette, Chase Stone, Clint Cearley, Daarken, Eric Deschamps, Izzy, Jaime Jones, Johannes Voss, John Avon, Karl Kopinski, Kieran Yanner, Magali Villeneuve, Nils Hamm, Ryan Pancoast, Ryan Yee, Scott Murphy, Steve Argyle, Titus Lunter, Tyler Jacobson,
and many more. The artworks are accompanied by captions that provide additional information and insights into the creative process behind them. The book also features sketches,
concept art, and alternate versions of some artworks that show how they evolved from initial ideas to final products.
The book is published by Perfect Square (an imprint of VIZ Media) and has a hardcover format with 240 pages. It measures 10 x 1 x 11.25 inches and weighs 3.94 pounds. It has an ISBN-10 of 1421590506 and an ISBN-13 of 978-1421590509. It has a retail price of $39.99 USD
and can be ordered online from various sources such as Amazon[^1^], Barnes & Noble[^2^], or directly from VIZ Media[^3^]. It can also be found in some local bookstores or comic shops.
The Art of Magic: The Gathering - Kaladesh is a beautiful and informative book that will delight any fan of Magic: The Gathering or fantasy art in general. It is a great way to immerse yourself in the rich and colorful world of Kaladesh and appreciate
the amazing talent and imagination of the artists who brought it to life. Whether you are looking for inspiration for your own creations or just want to admire some stunning artworks,
this book is a must-have for your collection. aa16f39245