Art & Artists 2019 International Arts & Artists

Rick Baker: Metamorphosis: Vol 1: 1950–1989, Vol 2: 1990–2019 J W Rinzler, contributions by John Landis, Peter Jackson, Dick Smith

Rick Baker: Metamorphosis: Vol 1: 1950–1989, Vol 2: 1990–2019
J W Rinzler, contributions by John Landis, Peter Jackson, Dick Smith


Hardback | Nov 2019 | Cameron + Company | 9781944903435 | 736pp | 336x267mm | RFB | AUD$390.00, NZD$450.00

From the gory zombies of Michael Jackson’s Thriller to the staggeringly lifelike results of Bigfoot in Harry and the Hendersons to the groundbreaking effects in An American Werewolf in London, Baker’s special effects, makeup, and prosthetics are some of Hollywood’s most enduring legacies.

This deluxe, two-volume set is replete with more than 1,000 four-colour images and original sketches. It covers the makeup artist’s 40-plus-year journey, from his early days as a young “monster maker,” creating body parts in his parents’ kitchen, to his more than 70 film and television credits—that earned seven Academy Awards, one Emmy, and three BAFTAs, among numerous others.