Sculpting a Galaxy: Inside the Star Wars Model Shop

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From the producers of the acclaimed Dressing a Galaxy: The Costumes of Star Wars comes an inside look at the secrets behind the saga’s artful models and sculptures. Lorne Peterson, model and sculpture designer for the entire Star Wars saga, takes us on a journey through the intricate process of crafting and sculpting the models from sketch to screen and the artistry behind the dazzling results.
Sculpting a Galaxy: Inside the Star Wars Model Shop features more than 300 ...
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Overview

From the producers of the acclaimed Dressing a Galaxy: The Costumes of Star Wars comes an inside look at the secrets behind the saga’s artful models and sculptures. Lorne Peterson, model and sculpture designer for the entire Star Wars saga, takes us on a journey through the intricate process of crafting and sculpting the models from sketch to screen and the artistry behind the dazzling results.
Sculpting a Galaxy: Inside the Star Wars Model Shop features more than 300 full-color photographs and illustrations from the Lucasfilm archives, models from all six films, interviews, images and text with concept sculptors, an overview of the ILM model shop from 1976 through today and numerous gatefolds of the most loved models.
ILM virtually redefined visual effects and blazed a trail into the digital realm, follow behind the camera and into the rarely seen workshops and an amazing look at the creation of movie magic. Sculpting a Galaxy: Inside the Star Wars Modelshop takes readers behind-the-scenes for the first in-depth look at these amazing models and the process behind their creation, punctuated by Lorne Peterson’s exuberance and dedication to craft.
This unique visual treat is a must-have for any Star Wars fan.
Limited Edition features: a tipped in vellum sheet for number and signature, 5 gatefolds, 4 bound-in postcard sheets, a bound-in 12 page booklet describing the "white" model process, an accordian foldout containing all cut-outs of the ships, a bound-in Model Shop booklet detailing the model shop evolution, and a gatefold of "The Family Tree" of all the modelmakers involved in the 30 year process of creating the Star Wars legacy. Also included in the clamshell box: a “make your own” Millennium Falcon model kit that features as the front of the clamshell, DVD of model shop documentaries, a 32 page book showcasing all of the computer graphics surrounding the models and the special effects of the films, an 8 page booklet that will serve as a guide to all the model pieces included in the limited edition including a certificate of authenticity, AND a Landspeeder Model with detachable rear fin - the reproduction based on the original cast and painting by Peterson - with four seats for figures of Luke Skywalker, R2-D2, C-3PO, and Obi-Wan Kenobi.
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With the Star Wars film cycle finally closed, it's time to marvel at the technical wizardry of the men and women who made it possible. Lorne Peterson, a model and sculpture designer for the entire saga, takes readers on an eye-opening, 200-plus-page tour of the movies' intergalactic creations. Sculpting a Galaxy features more than 300 full-color photographs and illustrations from the Lucasfilm archives of models, sketches, and screen images. This unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at the Star Wars enterprise adds a new dimension to a still-expanding universe.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933784106
  • Publisher: Insight Editions LLC
  • Publication date: 11/28/2006
  • Edition description: Limited Edition
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 13.50 (w) x 17.25 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Lorne Peterson is one of the founding members of Industrial Light & Magic; he was hired by George Lucas to create the models for Star Wars. In 1978, Peterson was invited by Lucas to oversee the entire production of models for The Empire Strikes Back. His signature is evident on nearly every model used in the original trilogy. Peterson’s work is showcased in the entire Star Wars saga, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, the Ewok movies, Jurassic Park, Men in Black, Galaxy Quest, and Van Helsing. He was honored with an Academy Award® and a BAFTA Award for the special effects work in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.
George Lucas is the creator of the phenomenally successful Star Wars saga and Indiana Jones series. He has been writing and directing for more than twenty-five years.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2006

    Work of Art!

    This Limited Edition is a work of art! Even the extra peices you get are of great quality. The Landspeeder stands out, which I thought would be cheap/plastic, but is very well made, so are the Death Star surfaces. Comes in a large case that opens up for the models & the book itself slides out the side. The DVD is interesting with lots of tidbits from Peterson. The book is gorgeous & has lots of great close ups of the models & full page tri/foldouts. If you have the money, well worth it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2006

    Not what I expected

    This book is by no means a bad one, in fact it has some pretty good photos. But for me Star Wars:Chronicles still reigns supreme as the ultimate SW reference book.

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