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Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens
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Phil Szostak Lucasfilm Ltd
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Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Phil Szostak Lucasfilm Ltd Rick Carter


Harry N Abrams

Star Wars » Star Wars Reference


256 pages

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Step inside the Lucasfilm art departments for the creation of fantastical worlds, unforgettable characters and unimaginable creatures. The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens will take you there, from the earliest gathering of artists and production designers at Lucasfilm headquarters in San Francisco to the fever pitch of production at Pinewood Studios to the conclusion of post-production at Industrial Light & Magic-all with unprecedented access. Exclusive interviews with the entire creative team impart fascinating insights in bringing director J. J. Abrams's vision to life; unused blue sky concept art offers glimpses into roads not travelled. Bursting with hundreds of stunning works of art, including production paintings, concept sketches, storyboards, blueprints and matte paintings, this visual feast will delight Star Wars fans and cineastes for decades to come. The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the definitive expression of how the latest chapter in the Star Wars saga was dreamed into being.

By:   Phil Szostak, Lucasfilm Ltd
Foreword by:   Rick Carter
Imprint:   Harry N Abrams
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 279mm,  Width: 298mm,  Spine: 24mm
Weight:   1.690kg
ISBN:   9781419717802
ISBN 10:   1419717804
Series:   Star Wars
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   December 2015
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Image archivistPhil Szostakwas embedded with The Force Awakens art department as a conceptual researcher and archivist from December 2012 through the end of production, and has worked in conjunction with Star Wars art departments for six years at Lucasfilm. A graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York, Szostak worked for Wild Brain Animation on the Disney Channel series Higglytown Heroes, and he ran the JAK Films Art Department on Skywalker Ranch for over three years before joining the narrative design team on LucasArts' Star Wars 1313. He resides in San Francisco.Production designer Rick Carter has won two Academy Awards(r): One for his design of Steven Spielberg s Lincoln, and one for his otherworldly production design on James Cameron s mega-hit Avatar. Carter received his first Oscar nomination for his work on Robert Zemeckis s Forrest Gump, and an additional nomination for Steve Spielberg s historic epic War Horse. Carter served as co-production designer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and is currently collaborating with Steven Spielberg on The BFG. He lives in Los Angeles.

An incredibly in-depth look at all the alternate designs that could have ended up onscreen. --WIRED It's gorgeous to look at and worth buying for that alone, but seeing so much preliminary concept art will just make you appreciate the finished product that much more. Absolutely brilliant concept art. --io9/Gizmodo It's a visual feast of fantasy worlds, iconic characters, spectacular spacecraft and colossal creatures. --Parade An inside look at [the] evolution and tracks the record-breaking film from its early concept art to its finishing touches. --Yahoo! Tech It's fascinating to look at some of the art that preceded the finished product. --Flavorwire Packed with breathtaking concept art revealing alternative visions and early ideas for the film. --Yahoo! Entertainment Each page . . . is a visual feast. --Entertainment Weekly Some of the best concept art and behind-the-scenes details have been collected in a book titled The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. --ScreenRant The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens . . . is the rare art book that is actually worth going out and purchasing right now. --GeekTyrant

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