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SHIGERU MIYAMOTO: SUPER MARIO BROS., DONKEY KONG, THE LEGEND OF ZELDA

Jennifer deWinter



 

Video games are considered by many to be just entertainment-essentially void of skillful, artistic intervention. But as any gamer knows, there's incredible technical and graphic talent behind even a flickering Gameboy screen.


You may have never heard Shigeru Miyamoto's name, but you've probably spent many a lazy afternoon absorbed in his work. Joining Nintendo as a video game designer in the late 1970s, Miyamoto created the powerhouse franchises Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, and Donkey Kong-games so ubiquitous that Miyamoto was named one of TIME's 100 Most Influential People in 2007.


Combining critical essays with interviews, bibliographies, and striking visuals, Shigeru Miyamoto unveils the artist behind thousands of glowing gaming screens, tracing out his design decisions, aesthetic preferences, and the material conditions that shaped his work. With this incredible (and incredibly unknown) figure, series editors Jennifer DeWinter and Carly Kocurek launch the Influential Video Game Designers series, at last giving these artists the recognition they deserve.

 

PUBLICATION DETAILS

LANGUAGE

BINDING

EDITION

ISBN

YEAR

PAGES

English

Paperback

9781628923889

2015

200

English

Hardback

9781628924688

2015

200

English

eBook

9781628923865

2015

200

 

TAGS


Publishers: #Bloomsbury (Bloomsbury Academic)

Languages: #English

Year: #Year2015

Companies:

#Nintendo (Nintendo)


Public Figures:

#ShigeruMiyamoto (Shigeru Miyamoto [宮本 茂])


Games: #DonkeyKong (Donkey Kong)

#Mario (Mario series)

#Zelda (The Legend of Zelda)


Misc: #InfluentialVideoGameDesigners (Influential Video Game Designers)

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