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The Art of Solo - by Phil Szostak & Lucasfilm Ltd (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 256

Genre: Performing Arts

Sub-Genre: Film

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: ABRAMS

Age Range: Adult

Book theme: Direction & Production

Author: Phil Szostak & Lucasfilm Ltd

Language: English

Street Date: May 25, 2018
TCIN: 53591092
UPC: 9781419727450
Item Number (DPCI): 248-23-0718
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported


About the Book

"Packed with hundreds of ... images, including production paintings, concept art and sketches, storyboards, and matte paintings, [this book] is the definitive guide to the art of the film"--Amazon.com.

Book Synopsis

The Art of Solo: A Star Wars Story reveals, for the first time, the design evolution of each new fantastical set, otherworldly machine, and unforgettable character in the film. Packed with hundreds of spectacular images, including production paintings, concept art and sketches, storyboards, and matte paintings, The Art of Solo: A Star Wars Story is the definitive guide to the art of the film--and a must-have keepsake for fans.

Review Quotes

"...The Art of Solo: A Star Wars Story by Phil Szostak... collects hundreds of pieces of concept art, sketches, and early computer renderings tracing the evolution of the film."
-- "Yahoo! Entertainment"

"...loaded with great concept art that tracks the creation of the film's many worlds and characters."
-- "/Film"

"The Art of Solo: A Star Wars Story... offers unprecedented insight into the Lucasfilm art department's concept work over the course of Solo's production."
-- "Gizmodo"

"Author Phil Szostak worked directly with the team at Disney to uncover the most vital art and concept illustrations created in the lead-up to the film..."
-- "Polygon"

"Seeing art imagined for a film, whether it ended up being used or not, is an educational gift, a look into the process and genesis of locations and character development. It's why "Art of" books are special..."-- "Nerdist"

"Szostak has worked with the Star Wars art departments for nearly a decade. He explores the filmmakers' visions and illuminates their creative process. The book features concept art, costume sketches, storyboards, and blueprints, and provides a deep dive into the development of the worlds, characters, and creatures - both old and new - of Solo."
-- "IGN"

"With over 200 pages of beautiful images and insights from the creative crew behind Solo, you'd be hard-pressed to find something more valuable outside a train car full of coaxium."
-- "SyFy Wire"

About the Author

Lucasfilm creative art manager Phil Szostak has worked in conjunction with Star Wars art departments since 2008. A graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York, Szostak ran the JAK Films Art Department on Skywalker Ranch for more than three years before joining the narrative design team on LucasArts's Star Wars: 1313. He is also the author of The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Abrams, 2015) and The Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Abrams, 2017).

Neil Lamont served as supervising art director for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, War Horse, Edge of Tomorrow, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. He was co-production designer on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and is the production designer of Solo: A Star Wars Story.

James Clyne has worked as a film industry artist for well over a decade. Clyne has collaborated on more than thirty film projects, including A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Minority Report, Avatar, Star Trek (2009), and Star Trek Into Darkness.

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