Star Wars Art: Visions
By J.W. Rinzler (Introduction, George Lucas (Foreward)
You don’t need to know what a Twi’lek is or be a Star Wars fanboy to be a fan of this book. You’ll be amazed at the gallery of artwork and artists you find within: Jamie Wyeth, James Christensen, Ana Juan, Syd Mead. Glenn Harrington… too many to list here. 95 artists in all contributed magnificently conceived works of art, each in their own style and flair, ranging from whimsy to the dark and abstract.
The Sacrifice by David Ho made me want to learn more about Tusken raiders. Hell, it made me want to be a Raider. Luke’s Lesson by Jacob A. Pfeiffer is an elegant lesson itself in juxtaposition. Peter de Seve’s Easy Being Green, show’s that it’s Not but it is just downright fun.
Spend time on each page. Immerse yourself in the details. In Will Wilson’s Dawn of Maul, you’ll see an eclipse in the sky. Look closer, and you’ll see it’s the Death Star that obscures the light.
George Lucas created the world of Star Wars and with this collection of paintings, opened his world to the visions of world famous artists. This fan hopes this volume leads to another. If a picture is worth 1,000 words, a book trailer filled with moving pictures is priceless. Check out the Lucasfilm trailer for VISIONMS below. Watch the trailer. Buy the book.