The Art of Star Wars

Product DetailsThe Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens
By Phil Szostak
Retail Price:  $40
Amazon Price: $24

Book Description:  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 traveled.

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.


First of all, I need to say that this movie was awesome!  So I was very excited to get a copy of this book for review.  The content is amazing and it sits proudly on my coffee table for all my visitors to see.  The book is really well organized and includes many different aspects of the movie in an orderly fashion.  It is laid out in a timeline format which makes you feel like you were right there throughout the entire creative process.  This is much more than book of artwork.  While it includes production painting, concept sketches, storyboards, and blueprints it also is peppered with comments and interviews from the creative staff.  This is something that every Star War Fan will want to have in their collection!

~Reviewed by Sam A.

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