J. W. Rinzler
Epic Ink, Bellevue, WA, 2011, English
Nonfiction, Graphic Design; Nonfiction, Film and Theater
24.10 x 26.00 x 4.15 inches, 336 pages, slipcased
ISBN: 9781603801911
Suggested Retail Price: $500.00

Brings together, for the first time, the original blueprints created for the filming of the Star Wars saga, drawn from the Lucasfilm Archives.

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Alissa Walker

Okay, maybe George Lucas has screwed up a few times (Han shooting first, computer-generated Yoda, Jar Jar), but all is forgiven here in this double-whammy treasure trove of design and sci-fi nerdery: hundreds of original blueprints from Star Wars sets, unearthed from the Lucasfilm archives. From the dim booths of the Mos Eisley Cantina, to the sterile Imperial corridors of the Death Star, to the swinging wooden bridges of the Ewok Village, the true artistry of the film is revealed here in architect-accurate renderings—most of which were indeed built, which is even more impressive, considering that half of them were created in the age of computer-generated imagery. Yes, it's a $500 book, but with only 5,000 produced, it’s a must for the true fan. The depth and detail of Lucas’s vision was never more apparent: He really did design an entire universe.

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