The Art of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (with Special Edition)
January 1997
153ppg

Publisher: Del Rey
Author: Lawrence Kasdan and George Lucas
Cover Artist: Ralph McQuarrie

Cover Price: $18.00
Media: Softcover
ISBN: 0-345-41089-0 -

SYNOPSIS
The Art of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi is a lavish, full-color volume that commemorates the creative genius and technical wizardry behind Return of the Jedi, the dazzling space epic Illustrating the original screenplay are hundreds of sketches, storyboards, matte paintings, blueprints, production paintings and costume designs—the work of the conceptual artists and designers whose skill and imagination gave rise to the wonders seen on the screen by the whole world.

Some highlights of this volume include:

•Model construction of the new Death Star
•Exterior and interior development of Jabba's palace
•Blueprints and sketches of Imperial shuttle design
•Jabba's Sail Barge, from early sketches to live-action stills
•The Moon of Endor, from construction of the Ewok village to creation of the Ewoks themselves
•New Rebel and Imperial vehicles, including the speeder bikes and Admiral Ackbar's ship


Original Printing
The Art of Return of the Jedi (hardcover)
November, 1983; ISBN: 0-345-31254-6 - 1st

Other Printings
The Art of Return of the Jedi (softcover)
November, 1983; ISBN: 0-345-30957-X - 1st
The Art of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (softcover)
October, 1994; ISBN: 0-345-39204-3 - 1st

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