Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie

December 14, 2019 - Comment

Ralph McQuarrie is the most iconic artist in the history of Star Wars. He worked hand-in-hand with George Lucas to help establish the saga’s visual aesthetic, its inimitable look and feel. Beyond designing Darth Vader, C-3PO, and R2-D2, McQuarrie produced hundreds of pieces of Star Wars artwork, including conceptual paintings, costume designs, storyboards, and matte

Ralph McQuarrie is the most iconic artist in the history of Star Wars. He worked hand-in-hand with George Lucas to help establish the saga’s visual aesthetic, its inimitable look and feel. Beyond designing Darth Vader, C-3PO, and R2-D2, McQuarrie produced hundreds of pieces of Star Wars artwork, including conceptual paintings, costume designs, storyboards, and matte paintings, as well as posters, book covers, and album covers—even Lucasfilm’s annual holiday cards—all rescanned and rephotographed for this book. In Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie, readers will find the most definitive collection of the artist’s Star Wars work ever assembled, including hundreds of never-before-seen illustrations. Rare unpublished interviews, as well as recollections from McQuarrie’s colleagues and friends, complement and contextualize the art. Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie is a comprehensive tribute to cinema’s most beloved and influential concept artist.

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Anonymous says:

The Book of my Dreams As a boy I had McQuarrie’s art from the STAR WARS portfolio covering the walls of my room. I bought all the poster books that had his art. I read everything I could about him in STARLOG. All these years I dreamed that someone would create a definitive release of his work. Today a huge box arrived and now I can’t stop smiling. I appreciated that the set was double boxed. No dings. It’s huge and heavy, on par with STAR WARS FRAMES. Maybe heavier. My only complaint is that some of my favorite…

Anonymous says:

A real object of Art This huge (and heavy) book set is the ultimate treasure for whoever is a greedy fan of Ralph McQuarrie’s work on the classic Star Wars trilogy!It contains literally EVERYTHING! From the tiny sketch to the final vis-dev illustration and matte painting. You’ll find yourself staring at every single page of these books for hours. It’s gonna take you days if not weeks to go through the full extent of the master’s work. At least that’s the case for me!And the print quality is just…

Anonymous says:

These lavishly illustrated volumes could be textbooks for an entertainment concept design curriculum I think it would be important for me to qualify my background briefly before my statements regarding these volumes;I am an illustrator and fine artist with more than two decades of professional production, education, and exhibition experience. In recent years, I’ve turned my attention to concept art and design for the entertainment industry, and as such I have looked to keep on hand not only imagery that fuels my creativity as I strive to reach that next level, but the creative…

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