Dressing a Galaxy: The Costumes of Star Wars

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In addition to all the features of the regular book, The Limited Edition special features are as follows - hardcover with French-fold jacket encased in an elegant clamshell box with an Obi Wrap cloth overlay in Japanese silk. Six bound-in booklets on the Jedi council, royalty, military, senators, Rogues gallery and farmers. A special accordion-fold insert depicting costume evolution inside the workshop. Eight bound-in booklets on headdresses, classic costumes, footwear, 'Dressing Bail Organa', jewellery and ...
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Overview


In addition to all the features of the regular book, The Limited Edition special features are as follows - hardcover with French-fold jacket encased in an elegant clamshell box with an Obi Wrap cloth overlay in Japanese silk. Six bound-in booklets on the Jedi council, royalty, military, senators, Rogues gallery and farmers. A special accordion-fold insert depicting costume evolution inside the workshop. Eight bound-in booklets on headdresses, classic costumes, footwear, 'Dressing Bail Organa', jewellery and Darth Vader. Also includes a costume index by character for six films in the Saga, 16 additional pages of colour photographs and fabric swatches cut from the same bolts as the Saga's actual costume material originating from the Lucasfilm archives, including Darth Vader's cape and a replica "Wookiee Belt-Buckle" with Certificate of Authenticity.
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School Library Journal
Adult/High School-Through lavish visuals and concise text, Biggar describes the painstaking process her team, under George Lucas's direction, used to create the costumes worn in the Star Wars prequel trilogy. Six chapters feature outfits categorized by role: "Jedi vs. Sith," "Royalty," "Military," "Galactic Senate," "Slaves," and "Rogues & Bounty Hunters." An entire chapter is devoted to the gorgeous clothes for Queen Padme Amidala. Because the costumes were custom fitted, the actors model those created for their roles. The author begins each chapter with an account of the design challenges, fabric selection, and fabrication of the costumes and special props for each role. The oversized format and archival, quality photographs enable readers to study the workmanship, design, and textiles of each highlighted costume. Descriptive sidebars and captions often include quotes by the actor who wore it, Lucas, or other key players. These quotes enrich the book exponentially, as do the double-page collages of film stills and design sketches. The descriptions, albeit brief, of digital costumes and cloth simulation are fascinating. A complete visual index of attire worn in each episode is offered in lieu of a traditional index. Aficionados won't be the only audience drawn to this compelling tribute-readers interested in fashion, design, film, and photography are bound to find it rewarding.-Claudia C. Holland, Chantilly Regional Library, Fairfax County, VA Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810965676
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/1/2005
  • Pages: 228
  • Sales rank: 605,628
  • Product dimensions: 9.62 (w) x 13.12 (h) x 1.12 (d)

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