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Creating the Worlds of Star Wars: 365 Days

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Publisher Comments:

John Knoll was 14 years old when the first Star Wars film (Episode IV) came out in 1977, and it changed his life. By the time the first prequel, The Phantom Menace, was released in 1999, he was its visual effects supervisorand#8212;in charge of all special effectsand#8212;a position he held through Episodes II (Attack of the Clones) and III (Revenge of the Sith). With Knoll as tour guide, this deluxe addition to Abramsand#8217; 365 Days series provides the single most comprehensive collection of Star Wars images, including breathtaking 360-degree panoramic shots of sets and models, as well as concept art, props, film stills, and memorabilia.

The only book that covers all six films, Star Wars: 365 Days is Knolland#8217;s spectacular survey of the visual world created by those films. It shows us George Lucas and his crew creating their universe on location and in the studioand#8212;in pages dense with imagery and information, documenting a remarkable sustained creative effort by hundreds of devoted filmmakers and craftsmen.

Book News Annotation:

Knoll saw the first Star Wars film in 1977, when he was 14 years old, and a couple decades later he wound up working on episodes I, II, and III as visual effects supervisor for Industrial Light & Magic. For Star Wars enthusiasts and others who want to know how it was done, this book looks at illusions created in all six films (through 2005). The author gives commentary on 365 scenes and enivronments, which are presented in 1,000 color photos of interior and exterior sets and models. The book is 9.5x6.5<"> and comes with a CD-ROM with photos and mini-videos.
Annotation 2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The only book that covers all six "Star Wars" films, Knoll's spectacular survey explores the visual world created by those films. A CD-ROM, with nearly 100 QuickTime panoramas of the sets, adds to the beauty of this edition.

Synopsis:

Few pieces of artwork distill the passion for Star Wars as do posters. From Tom Jungand#39;s iconic one-sheet for Episode IV to Roger Kastelandrsquo;s Gone with the Windandndash;inspired painting for Episode V and beyond, Star Wars has enjoyed nearly four decades of poster art from some of the most renowned artists working in movies. The fifth book in the George Lucasandndash;curated Star Wars Art series, Posters collects the best artwork from all six Star Wars films, the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated television series, and limited-edition prints. This collection unites all of the action, artistry, and drama of a galaxy far, far away into one lavishly produced tome.

About the Author

John Knoll is visual effects supervisor at Industrial Light and Magic, a three-time Academy Award nominee for his visual effects work, and co-creator of the world-changing digital image-processing program Photoshop. This is his first book. He lives in Marin County, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810959361
With:
Rinzler, J. W.
Publisher:
Harry N. Abrams
With:
Rinzler, J. W.
Author:
Knoll, John
Author:
Kastel, Roger
Author:
Rinzler, J. W.
Author:
Lucasfilm Ltd
Author:
Struzan, Drew
Subject:
Television & Video
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
Film & Video - General
Subject:
Film & Video - Direction & Production
Subject:
Film and Television-Production
Subject:
Popular Culture
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
365
Publication Date:
October 2005
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
120 4-color illustrations
Pages:
744
Dimensions:
6.25 x 9.25 in
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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Product details 744 pages Harry N. Abrams - English 9780810959361 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The only book that covers all six "Star Wars" films, Knoll's spectacular survey explores the visual world created by those films. A CD-ROM, with nearly 100 QuickTime panoramas of the sets, adds to the beauty of this edition.
"Synopsis" by ,
Few pieces of artwork distill the passion for Star Wars as do posters. From Tom Jungand#39;s iconic one-sheet for Episode IV to Roger Kastelandrsquo;s Gone with the Windandndash;inspired painting for Episode V and beyond, Star Wars has enjoyed nearly four decades of poster art from some of the most renowned artists working in movies. The fifth book in the George Lucasandndash;curated Star Wars Art series, Posters collects the best artwork from all six Star Wars films, the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated television series, and limited-edition prints. This collection unites all of the action, artistry, and drama of a galaxy far, far away into one lavishly produced tome.
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