Guillermo del Toro is one of the most visually striking directors working in the industry today, and on August 1st the Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters exhibition opens to the public at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). From there it moves on to the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) and the Minneapolis Museum of Art (MIA).
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.
Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters – Inside His Films, Notebooks, and Collections was written by Britt Salvesen and Jim Shedden with Paul Koudounaris, Keith McDonald, and Roger Clark. It’s edited by Salvesen, Shedden, and Matthew Welch with a foreword by del Toro and original illustrations by Guy Davis.
You can pre-order it now from Amazon. For just a small sample of the treasures that await, check out some interior spreads and the cover art below.
Filled with imagery from the Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters exhibition, including art selections curated by del Toro himself and pertinent pages from his own journals, the book delves further into the visionary director’s world with an exclusive in-depth interview and commentary from notable figures in the art world. Forming a perfect companion to the exhibition, Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters will deliver an engrossing look into the mind of one of the great storytellers of our time.