As a huge fan of the game of course I had to have the great artbook. Although it is in English, but since the text is very sparse anyway, and yes even more comes to the images in an art book, that should even represent for people no problem, do not understand a word of English.
I find particularly interesting one set at the beginning, namely, "In late 2009 we were Given a simple task - Develop Naughty Dog's next big franchise." Because this suggests that it almost certainly more games to "The Last Of Us "will be.
Let us now but the artbook. It has about A4 size and comprises 184 pages. Since it is a hardcover book, the cover is high and stable. The pages are glossy and also of good quality. One finds in the book concept drawings of the main characters Joel, Ellie, Sarah, Tess, Tommy, Marlene, Bill and David, as well as the various factions in the game, z. B. Hunter and Fireflies. It's been interesting to see how the characters have evolved from the first draft to the final version. Some concept art one is almost inclined to them better find than the final version, but that's a matter of taste, and one can with the characters as they appear in the final game, and be completely satisfied.
There are also pictures of the landscapes, buildings, and also to those infected. With background information the artbook stingy very - so who expects top-secret developer information, will be largely disappointed. Here you can learn, I think from developer diaries on YouTube etc. more. But that's not the purpose of art books, I guess. You want to see beautiful pictures and drawings, and gets you.
All in all, I recommend this artbook every fan and collector. The price is not without, that's clear (which was now even lowered significantly), but it is in my opinion worth the money.
Oh yes: Who has the game has not yet played out, should wait to Browse the Artbooks yet, because it does contain the odd spoiler.