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Waiting on Wednesday: Harry Potter: The Artifact Vault by Jody Revenson

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly series hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we’re eagerly awaiting.  This week I’m choosing Harry Potter: The Artifact Vault by Jody Revenson.  This book is the latest in HarperCollins’s line of Harry Potter books and it celebrates all of the physical design that went into creating a convincing Wizarding World.  This includes everything from the Sorting Hat to the Golden Snitch to the Marauder’s Map.  The book includes two exclusive bonus inserts, one of which being Gilderoy Lockheart’s classroom questionnaire and the other being a Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes catalog! It’s a must have for any Potter fan.


Throughout the making of the eight Harry Potter movies, designers and craftspeople were tasked with creating fabulous chocolate-fantasy feasts, flying brooms, enchanted maps, and much more, in addition to numerous magical items necessary in a wizard’s everyday life—for example, newspapers with moving photos, vicious textbooks, and Howlers. Harry Potter: The Artifact Vault chronicles the work of the graphics department in creating vibrant and imaginative labels for potions bottles, brooms, and candy; the creation of Quidditch Quaffles, Bludgers, and Golden Snitches, lovingly crafted by the prop making team; and the stunning inventiveness used by the entire crew to create a rich, bewitched filmic universe.

Accompanying the captivating text are never-before-seen art and design concepts, unit photography, and other filmmaking secrets from the Warner Bros. archive. This striking full-color compendium includes two exclusive bonus inserts—Gilderoy Lockhart’s classroom questionnaire and a Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes catalog—as well as many more surprises. (via Goodreads)


7 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday: Harry Potter: The Artifact Vault by Jody Revenson”

  1. Alice says:

    Even if I own almost all of Weta’s Hobbit Chronicles books, I still have to start my collection of BTS books from Harry Potter…they are so beautiful!!
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  2. Joana says:

    This sounds really cool. I love behind the scenes stuff like this. Great pick!

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  3. Ohhh…this sounds awesome! Will definitely have to check it out :)
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  4. vvb says:

    Totally fun one to have on the coffee table.
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  5. Sara Strauss says:

    OMG I need this!!!
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  6. Alexa S. says:

    I’m just never going to run out of Harry Potter books to add to my shelves. Like, seriously, I just need them all :)
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