- 出版社: Abrams (2016年9月27日)
- 精装: 800页
- 语种： 英语
- ISBN: 1419717936
- 条形码: 9781419717932
- 商品尺寸: 33.7 x 10.2 x 44.4 cm
- ASIN: 1419717936
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Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie (英语) 精装 – 2016年9月27日
Brandon Alinger is the chief operations officer of the Los Angeles branch of Prop Store and the author of Star Wars Costumes: The Original Trilogy. Wade Lageose is a graphic designer/artist who specialises in the entertainment field. David Mandel is an Emmy-nominated and Writers Guild Award-winning writer for Saturday Night Live (1992-95), Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm.
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This is a set of books I will enjoy and come back to again and again for the rest of my life. I haven't been as excited about a Star Wars book since Rinzler's THE MAKING OF STAR WARS. Truth be told, this set may be only second to that series. Why specifically? McQuarrie rarely kept his early renderings. When Lucas wanted a change, McQuarrie just painted over whatever Lucas wanted fixed. Because copies of the paintings were made immediately for distribution to the designers of the movie, each version of his paintings was unintentionally saved from the dust bin of history. Not only does this set include the studies for his paintings, but EVERY version of each painting (with commentary). It's more than I could have ever hoped for. The printing and color are first rate. The only painting that could possibly be missing as far as I can tell is the night time establishing shot of Chewbacca's house in the STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL, but it's unclear if McQuarrie created that painting. The rest of his paintings, studies, sketches, Christmas cards, doodles, pop-up books, posters, storyboards and even drawings fans rescued from Lucasfilm's trash bins are here. Really too wonderful for words.
I thought of how STAR WARS changed the way movies were made and seen, how it opened the door for everything that followed from Lucas, how it inspired the lives of so many artists, including my own. Then I realized that without these drawings, none of that would have happened the way it happened, because some of the art in these volumes helped convince the studio to proceed with pre-production on STAR WARS when they may have been considering pulling the plug because they had no idea, visually, what it was about.
In my opinion this is among the most important Star Wars books ever released.
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 stunning!
The print and paper quality is high end and excellent!
This printed collection of all of McQuarrie's painting concepts, sketches, roughs and initial concept painting variations and final finished painted concepts is well worth the price of this large format book volumes!
If you're a Star Wars fan and have the financial means to purchase this two volume book set, this is THE Star Wars Art books to purchase and own!
I feel very lucky to be able to have gotten the chance to purchase and own a copy of this two voulme set!
I am a BIG Ralph McQuarrie Star Wars concept art fan!
I was only able to get the very first set of Star Wars art portfolio painting set when I was very young.
I never got an opportunity to get the other two McQuarrie portfolio concept art paintings for "The Empire Strikes Back" or "The Return of the Jedi' or the first McQuarrie art book from 2007 (BIG $$$,now).
So, I feel very lucky to have obtained this collection of Mr. McQuarrie's art.
Photos of sketches and initial drawn painting concepts are large in size!
Many painting images span the full 2-page spread across the binding, which is not ideal, but allows nearly the same size images found in the older printed portfolio series from the late 1970's!
It, also, allows many of the final concepts paintings and variations to fill a nearly full width and height, 2-page book spread that allows for a very good image size for perusing all of the details in all of these larger printed Star Wars concept paintings!
Puts the "Illustrated Star Wars" book to shame as all of the McQuarrie art in that book is tiny and very underwhelming! (See my review of that book title!)
This is THE Star Wars art book collection to own!