Star Wars Art: Concept
LucasFilm Ltd, Joe Johnston, Ryan Church
From Ralph McQuarrie and Joe Johnston to Doug Chiang, Ryan Church, Iain McCaig, Erik Tiemens, and the next generation of animation and video-game artists, Star Wars Art: Concept collects, for the first time ever, the very best Star Wars conceptual artwork. As curated by George Lucas, the artwork that helped bring the Star Wars Saga to life is revealed in all its glory, featuring pre-production drawings and paintings from the Original Trilogy, the Prequel Trilogy, the TV shows, and the video games, including an exclusive preview of artwork from the highly anticipated 1313. Spanning the years from 1975 to the present, Star Wars Art: Concept is a fascinating look at the process of conceptual design. From pen and paint and paper to the digital realm, the result is the creation of breathtaking iconic worlds, vehicles, and characters that successive generations have embraced and made their own. Praise for Star Wars Art: Concept: “Legendary production artwork gets the showcase it deserves.” —Star Wars Insider magazine “Star Wars Art: Concept is a glorious coffee-table book that’s chock full of great artwork by many of the masters who’ve worked on the film, from Ralph McQuarrie on down.” —io9.com
Joe Johnston worked as a head storyboard artist, concept artist, and effects technician on the original Star Wars trilogy. With Ralph McQuarie, he developed the unique design for Boba Fett’s armor and equipment. Johnston won an Academy Award for Best Visual effects for his work on Raiders of the Lost Ark, and has directed Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, the Rocketeer, Jumanji, Juarassic Park III, Hidalgo, and Captain America: the First Avenger.
|Publication Date||1 October 2013|
|Illustrations||125 colour illustrations|