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The Art of Solo: A Star Wars Story (The Art of Star Wars)

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The Lucasfilm art department invites you on an immersive journey through and among the worlds and characters of Solo: A Star Wars Story, the eagerly anticipated second instalment in the Star Wars Anthology Series, a collection of standalone tales set in the same beloved universe fans have called home for decades. The plot centres on the young adulthood of streetwise smuggl ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published May 25th 2018 by Abrams
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Andrew
Jun 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
First of all let me address the elephant in the room (to quote such an over used phrase) the film is far better than I expected and deserves more interest than it did.

That aside this is the latest in the now Abrams series of Disney art of Star Wars books. It follows the now standard format (hardback and landscape profile) of all the other Disney art work books, which incidentally also appear to have been adopted by many other art work books as well.

The book charts the development of the film and
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Mark
Jun 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: film, sci-fi
Looking at the production of “Solo” from start to finish (without mentioning the directorial shift around once), this highlights the concept art and processes as led by James Clyne (he works for the ILM Art Department, as you’ll be told several times) and Neil Lamont (whose dad, Peter Lamont, designed every Bond film from “For Your Eyes Only” to “Goldeneye”, the 90’s/00’s era James Cameron films, won an Oscar for “Titanic” but is described as having a ‘storied’ career). Beautifully designed, as ...more
Jason
Jun 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Lovely to revisit one of my favorite Star Wars films by way of concept art and behind the scenes text. Still, makes me wish decisions about character deaths were different
Craig
Jun 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Well, I loved Solo and I love these Art Of books, so this one is a match made in heaven for me...

I would like to have seen some information about what changed with the directorial departure/changeover as this is the only book that covers Solo's production, but I can certainly understand why they didn't want to touch that one.
First time Canadian
Jun 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Lucasfilm art department invites you on an immersive journey through and among the worlds and characters of Solo: A Star Wars Story, the eagerly anticipated second instalment in the Star Wars Anthology Series, a collection of standalone tales set in the same beloved universe fans have called home for decades. The plot centres on the young adulthood of streetwise smuggler Han Solo and his partner in crime, Chewbacca, who were first introduced in Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope (1977). Directe ...more
Stephen Hardy
Jun 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
My favourite part of all these new Star Wars films is these art books (oh and the films themselves... and the new Lego sets). Fascinating to see how the look (and plot) of the films developed.

I found it curious, but understandable, that this book doesn’t mention the directors by name. Would be interesting to know what Lord and Miller’s influence on the film were.
Caleb Bollenbacher
Jun 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
There aren't better art books out there than the Star Wars ones. I love a good coffee book full of behind the scenes stuff and concept artwork, but all the Star Wars "Art Of" collections are a cut above the rest.
CB
Jul 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary, sci-fi
These books are always a fascinating look behind the scenes. I was especially struck by how painterly the preproduction images were for this movie. The detail on the color story of the film was also eye-opening, something I was aware of only vaguely in the theater.
Jose F.  Martin del Pozo
Jun 28, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2018
The best thing about these "Art of..." books is getting a look at all the art that went into the making of the movie, especially those concepts that finally didn't make it into the movie.
Zachary
Jun 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Regardless of your feelings about the movie(I liked it) this book is in excellent look at the process and concept art behind the making of Solo.
Eric Geller
Jun 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Beautiful art and fascinating look at the progression of the movie. Lots of typos and grammatical mistakes in the chapter intros that were jarring to read.
Tim
Jun 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another great addition to the Art of series.
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