The perfect companion piece to an enthralling new exhibition on the visionary work and fervent imagination of director Guillermo del Toro.
In 2016, a new exhibit on the work of visionary director Guillermo del Toro will begin at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), before moving on to the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) and the Minneapolis Museum of Art (MIA). This book will be the perfect accompaniment to the exhibition, which focuses on del Toro’s creative process, including the well-defined themes that he obsessively returns to in all his films, the journals in which he logs his ideas, and the vast and inspiring collection of art and pop culture ephemera that he has amassed at his private “man cave,” Bleak House. Filled with imagery from the exhibit, including favorite pieces of art that del Toro has chosen for the exhibit, and pertinent journal pages, the book will further delve further into the director’s world through exclusive in-depth interviews and commentary from notable figures in the art world. Forming a perfect companion to the exhibition, this book will deliver an engrossing look into the mind of one of the great creative visionaries of our time.
Guillermo del Toro is the acclaimed director of The Shape of Water, Pan’s Labyrinth, Pacific Rim, and Crimson Peak. His Strain novels are international best sellers. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, kids, dog, cat, and rat.
Guy Davis is a freelance concept designer, illustrator, and storyboard artist for film, video games, and television. A frequent collaborator with Guillermo del Toro, his featured concept and illustration work includes Crimson Peak, The Strain, and Pacific Rim. He lives in Michigan.
"Written by Britt Salvesen and Jim Shedden, with additional material from Paul Koudounaris, Keith McDonald and Roger Clark, the 152 page hardcover includes images of artwork on display as part of the exhibition, as well as pages from Del Toro's private sketchbooks, an interview with (and introduction from) Del Toro himself, and commentary from artists and figures from the art world. The collection also includes a new cover fromCrimson Peak and Pacific Rim concept artist Guy Davis."
— The Hollywood Reporter Online
"The book Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters, releasing on August 30, 2016, from Insight Editions, is the perfect accompaniment to the exhibition, which focuses on del Toro’s creative process, including the well-defined themes that he obsessively returns to in all his films, the journals in which he logs his ideas, and the vast and inspiring collection of art and pop culture ephemera that he has amassed at his private “man cave,” Bleak House."
— Dread Central
“Fans of del Toro will definitely love to delve into the mind of this visionary creator with this new book.”