The latest Star Wars books offer insight into the making of The Last Jedi, adventures for Rose—and lots of porgs!
Vistas and Visions
Get a behind-the-scenes look into the creative process in The Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi
One of the things that defi nes the Star Wars saga is its breathtaking visuals: the strange alien vistas and the towering scale of the technology.
This book by Lucasfi lm’s Phil Szostak—who also lent his insider’s perspective to 2015’s The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens— demonstrates that with 300 color illustrations that trace The Last Jedi’s evolution from concept all the way to the big screen.
The book offers some fascinating insights for Star Wars fans and fi lm buffs alike. The creative decisions of director Rian Johnson and his team are on display through the book’s costume sketches, concept art, storyboards, and blueprints, and he also supplies the book’s foreword. Production designer Rick Heinrichs (Captain America: The First Avenger, 2011) looms large in the book, too.
Published by Abrams Books, the book is a showcase for the hard work and inspiration of the artists and effects technicians who crafted this cinematic ecosystem. Planets, droids, vehicles, characters, and creatures all get their due with rare art pieces and exclusive creator interviews.
From the very first gathering of the artists and production designers at Lucasfi lm’s HQ in San Francisco, through the fever pitch of production at Pinewood Studios, all the way to the wrapping of post-production at the VFX facilities of Industrial Light & Magic, everything you need to know is in this essential archive of the year’s most exciting movie.
The art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi what the early sketch designs reveal about the movie
The art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi âwhat the early sketch designs reveal about the movie