Book Review | The Art of Luca by Enrico Casarosa & Daniela Strijleva


TITLE: The Art of Luca

AUTHOR: Enrico Casarosa (Forward) & Daniela Strijleva (Contributor)

PUBLISHER: Chronicle Books

RELEASE DATE: June 8, 2021

GENRE: Art, Nonfiction

BUY LINKS: Amazon | B&N 

This vibrant volume is an exclusive look behind the scenes of Disney and Pixar’s original feature film Luca.

The Art of Luca explores the stunning visuals of the coming-of-age story, set in a beautiful seaside town on the Italian Riviera. Readers get a front-row view at never-before-seen development art, character sketches, storyboards, color scripts, and interviews with the creators.

• Behind the scenes of the making of Disney and Pixar’s Luca
• Features colorful concept art and character explorations from the movie
• Includes fascinating facts and details from the creative team

In the animated film, Luca and his newfound best friend are sharing an unforgettable summer and a deeply-held secret: they are sea monsters from a world just below the water’s surface.

For aspiring artists, animators, and fans alike, The Art of Luca is part of the acclaimed ART OF series, inviting audiences behind the scenes of their favorite animated films. (Description from Goodreads)


If you’re a fan of Pixar movies and you love seeing behind the scenes I would highly recommend “The Art of” books. The Art of Luca has some written aspects to it, but I’d say about 95% or more of the book is all visual. You get to see character development art, background art, early storyboards, and photos from their research trips. It’s a great behind the scenes look at this adorable animated film.

I really loved the movie and I love art so it made sense for me to buy this book and I’m so happy I did. I have it sitting on my coffee table along with other art books.


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