Sunday, May 11, 2014

Star Wars Art: Concept by Lucasfilm Ltd.

Star Wars Art: Concept
by Lucasfilm Ltd. [791.437 StaYl

Though I'd identify myself as more of a Star Trek fan than a Star Wars fan, I still immersed myself in the original trilogy of films by George Lucas, buying magazines, action figures, collectible cards, comic books and soundtracks. One of my prize "fannish" possessions is a rare set of pre-production illustrations by artist Ralph McQuarrie, produced before the very first Star Wars movie was released in 1977, and released as part of the first wave of merchandising in the 1970s. That collection of rare images makes up a big part of this brand new book put out by Lucasfilm Limited. McQuarrie's illustrations join those of numerous other motion picture production designers and fantasy artists -- revealing some of the broad strokes of how the look of the Star Wars universe has been developed in the 35+ years since Luke Skywalker first gazed at the twin suns over Tatooine. The art hear represents all of the 6 Star Wars feature films, and some of the images differ dramatically from what ultimately made it to the screen. But for any true Star Wars fan, or anyone interested in the various stages of motion picture production, these provide valuable insight. -- recommended by Scott C. - Bennett Martin Public Library [ See Scott's Reviewer Profile ]

[If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try any of the various "making of" books about the Star Wars films.]

[ publisher's official Star Wars Art: Concept web site ]

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