The Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi

December 27, 2019 - Comment

Written and directed by Rian Johnson (Looper, The Brothers Bloom, Brick) and production designed by Rick Heinrichs (Fargo, The Big Lebowski, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Captain America: The First Avenger), Star Wars: The Last Jedi, like every chapter before it, owes its visual language and fully imagined cinematic landscape to an incomparable art department: the Lucasfilm “visualists.” The Art

Written and directed by Rian Johnson (Looper, The Brothers Bloom, Brick) and production designed by Rick Heinrichs (Fargo, The Big Lebowski, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Captain America: The First Avenger), Star Wars: The Last Jedi, like every chapter before it, owes its visual language and fully imagined cinematic landscape to an incomparable art department: the Lucasfilm “visualists.” The Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi explores their vision and illuminates their creative process in stunning detail. Featuring concept art, costume sketches, and storyboards, this book takes fans on a deep dive into the development of the fantastic worlds, characters, and creatures—both old and new—of The Last Jedi. Exclusive interviews with the filmmakers and with the Lucasfilm visualists provides a running commentary on this unforgettable art, and reveals the inspirations behind moviemaking magic at its finest.

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Anonymous says:

Star Wars Art & Design Excellence! This is a stunning book that contains a plethora of concept art and design work. This is exactly the type of “The Art Of…” book that I look for in my collection. The book has a great forward by the director Rian Johnson, and it’s well written and detailed with information by Phil Szostak. If you purchased the The Force Awakens art book, you’ll know exactly what to expect here. It was great to see so much covered within the pages. I loved the coverage of Ahch-To, Canto Bight, Crait,…

Anonymous says:

Oddly flat and boring images Full disclosure right off the bat: I am not a huge fan of The Last Jedi. Still very much a Star Wars fan, so I can also recognize that the film has some stunning imagery. I thought this book might at least be an interesting read, but I got the book primarily because the author announced a flash sale on Twitter. Priced at $13 I thought, why not?Cover image and layout seemed uninteresting to me. First few images are confusing and boring, with odd POVs and cropping. As I continued to…

Anonymous says:

Disappointed. I loved the new movie but the art on display really was not that interesting. Nor were any of the comments insightful. The Episode VII was amazing but this was a once read and onto the shelf whereas I kept going back to the last one to enjoy, imagine and be inspired by the images. Had I looked at this one in the book store first, I wouldn’t of even picked it up.

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