No Starch Press’ “Beautiful Minecraft” ($19.95, 112 pages) is a fine book for Minecraft lovers everywhere.

As they pore over the pages in the collection, Minecraft lovers of all stripes will find themselves immersed in a world of astonishing Minecraft creations like floating steampunk cities, massive alien worlds, detailed classical sculptures, fantastical landscapes, and architectural marvels. The sculptures and scenes throughout the book are built from thousands to millions of Minecraft blocks and represent months and even years of design work on the part of their creators.

“Beautiful Minecraft” ( is the sort of thing that Minecraft fans are sure to love because it brings them even closer to the game they love. It also shows how Minecraft creations can be high art.

Author James Delaney is the managing director of BlockWorks, a team of Minecraft artists from around the world. BlockWorks has created artwork for companies like Disney, Microsoft, Warner Brothers, and The Guardian.