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Game of Thrones: A Pop-Up Guide to Westeros

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by Matthew Reinhart
 

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Inspired by the Emmy® Award–winning credits 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

Overview

Inspired by the Emmy® Award–winning credits 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—designed by renowned paper engineer Matthew Reinhart—takes you into the world of the series like never before. Game of Thrones: A Pop-Up Guide to Westeros features a total of five stunning spreads, which fold out to create a remarkable pop-up map of Westeros that is perfect for displaying. The book also contains 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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Independent Publisher Book Award ("IPPY") - Gift/Specialty/Journal Gold Medal
IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards - Interior Design Gold Medal
PubWest Design Award - Special Edition Gold Medal
Gold Ink Awards - Potpourri Gold Award

“...Huge fun...Snag a copy.”
George RR Martin

“Much as with anything Matthew Reinhart puts his mind and skill to, this is simply an astonishing work of art.”
Book Banter

“…not only a must-have for fans but an exquisite way to enjoy the show from the comfort of your own home.”
Biogamer Girl

“…trust me, my photos don’t do it justice.”
Stacking the Shelves

“…comprehensive and tangible rendition of the opening credits…fans should definitely look into this captivating pop-up to get their sword and dragon fix while waiting for Season 5 to premiere next year. Prepare thy money.”
Bangkok Post

"...Epic..."
Buzzfeed

"...a pretty badass job!"
Unreality TV

“If I owned only one pop-up book this is the one I would want. Love it.”
David A. Riley

“Not only are the pop-ups amazing; the book also showcases a wealth of information on the locations, major Houses, creatures, important artifacts and key events in the series…would definitely recommend it to both fans of the series and pop-up enthusiasts.”
Bookmarked

“..this is something you’ll want to show off to fans whenever they are over.”
Starpulse.com

“Follow the action of the TV show from the opening credits with this clever, detailed pop-up book that's packed with Game of Thrones factoids and unexpected surprises. This thing is an engineering feat!”
Entertainment Tonight

“…it’s Insight Editions’ grown-up take on a children’s classic that will really impress. Game of Thrones: A Pop-Up Guide to Westeros brings the show’s Emmy-winning credits to life with astonishingly intricate 3-D models of five key locations from the series.”
Metro

“The book, laid out as the map, also makes one hell of a center piece for any Game of Thrones party or gathering.”
Mania.com

"If you’re a diehard fan of the show, or enjoy coffee table style books and want something different to really surprise your guests, definitely take a look at Game of Thrones: A Pop-Up Guide To Westeros.”
ComicBook.com

"A fantastic collectable for fans of the books or the series. The ingenuity involved with creating these structures that fold seamlessly back into book format will leave you gobsmacked. The art is gorgeous and the skill in making these images jump to life stunning."
SciFiPulse

"Definitely a book for the fanatic!"
Library Journal

"...an amazing collectible that any Game of Thrones fan would love to own."
Entertainment Buddha

"...an immersive guide to the Westeros—a treat for any die-hard fan."
Design Taxi

"...I was completely blown away...by this amazing popup book."
Tomopop

"Game of Thrones fan? Prepare thy wallet, you’re going to want this in your collection…"
Starburst Magazine

“A lot of effort has been put into detailing Westeros’ architecture and landscape...the art done by Michael Komarck will be appreciated by fans.”
Geekosystem

"...a Game of Thrones pop-up book that transforms completely into a 3-D version of Westeros that you could barely fit on your dinner table!...Finally, our cats can wander around Westeros as if they own the place."
TOR.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781608873142
Publisher:
Insight Editions
Publication date:
03/25/2014
Series:
Song of Ice and Fire Series
Pages:
5
Sales rank:
51,376
Product dimensions:
9.60(w) x 11.40(h) x 2.20(d)

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World-renowned, New York Times best-selling author and artist Matthew Reinhart studied industrial design at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn before finding his calling as a paper engineer. His books include the best-selling Encyclopedia Prehistorica: Dinosaurs, Star Wars: Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy, The Pop-Up Book of Nursery Rhymes, and DC Comics Super Heroes: The Ultimate Pop-Up Book, among many other award-winning titles. He lives in New York City.

We asked him questions about his extremely impressive career, his latest book Game of Thrones: A Pop-Up Guide to Westeros, and what’s on the horizon:

1. What was your first pop-up creation, and what gave you the idea?

Pop-ups weren’t really a big part of my childhood, unfortunately – my little sister tore apart the only one I had, which was appropriately about dinosaurs, within 24 hours of receiving it! That said, back then I was always building and constructing things out of paper and cardboard, whether I realized they were pop-ups or not. Back before digital music media and even CDs, we used to make mixtapes of pop music (prophetic, huh?) and I always included a miniature comic to go with each cassette. There was one person I was smitten with back then who inspired me enough to make a sort of pop-up comic scene for the mixtape package…amazing what puppy love will do, eh? I don’t know why I decided to make it, probably just wanted to enhance the scene a little. That little pop-up scene, the first pop-up I constructed, is thankfully back in my possession.

2. Did you have a mentor or artists that inspired you?

I’ve taken inspiration from countless artists, from ancient times to current young artists just coming out of art school (seriously)—there’s too many to name, really, but I’ll try.
Paper Engineering inspirations: Vostech Kubasta, David Carter, Marion Bataille, and one of my former interns, Giovanni Iofrate
Illustration inspirations: Peter Spier, Eric Carle, Maurice Sendak, Will H. Bradley, Charley Harper, Raiph McQuarrie...too many to mention!
Art movement inspirations: Art Deco, Grafitti – Urban Street Art, Photorealism, Impressionism, Superflat, Comic Book art (from the beginning to now), advertising artwork/graphics... even ancient Greek, Roman, Egyptian, and Babylonian!

3. Were there any creative challenges unique to the Game of Thrones pop-up that you hadn’t faced before?

Certainly, yes! The unfolding book/map concept was once of the most difficult challenges I’ve ever met. When I came up with the idea, I thought it would be appropriately awesome and so unique, but had NO idea if it would actually work. After many constructed concept models (most of which were tossed in the trash), I found a way to make it work, and our expert manufacturer, my friends at Sirivatana in Thailand, made the book’s mass production a reality.

4. How long did it take to construct?

The book took about four months to engineer from the beginning concept to final, although there was some lag time waiting to incorporate the incredible artwork of the uber-talented illustrator Michael Komarck.

5. Do you have a favorite pop in this book?

The pop-up for Winterfell I like quite a bit because it’s so intricate. I also love the Wall pop-up, because it becomes so large and impressive. The book/map transformation, though, remains my favorite paper engineering for this magnificent project.

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Meet the Author

Matthew Christian Reinhart studied industrial design at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn before finding his calling as a paper engineer. His books include the best-selling Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy, A Pop-Up Book of Nursery Rhymes, and DC Super Heroes: The Ultimate Pop-Up Book, among many other award-winning titles. He lives in New York City.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
New York, New York
Date of Birth:
September 21, 1971
Place of Birth:
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Education:
B.S. in Biological Sciences, Clemson University, 1994; Graduate Degree in Industrial Design, Pratt Institute, 1998
Website:
http://www.matthewreinhart.com

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Game of Thrones: A Pop-Up Guide to Westeros 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
carol08 More than 1 year ago
I gave this to my sister for her 61st birthday. She never would have bought it for herself, but she and her husband had a blast unfolding all the pages. It was a big hit.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it. Haven't had a chance to admire it much yet, but when it arrived, we opened it for quick inspection and wound up spending more time gawking than planned. Nice details shared without being too graphic for teenagers. My teens have not been allowed to read or watch GoT, understanding that there are things I deem inappropriate for their age group, but this is clean enough for them to explore. This is a beautiful pop-up book for you to enjoy and not want to share with the little ones, no matter how much you love them.
amemus More than 1 year ago
This beautifully illustrated tome is a delight to look upon particularly when folded out into map-form! The pop-ups are wonderfully done, if a bit fragile, plus it is filled with lots of hidden surprises. An excellent addition to my ASOIAF collection.