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Star Wars: Episode 1 Incredible Cross-sections
     

Star Wars: Episode 1 Incredible Cross-sections

by David Reynolds, Hans Jenssen (Illustrator), Richard Chasemore (Illustrator)
 
Experience the Star Wars saga through the vision of DK's cross-section illustration techniques and the magic of the imagineers at Lucasfilm. All of the vehicles and space craft found in Star Wars: Episode I will be explored in precise detail. Cutaways are accompanied by informative text to not only reveal the armaments, defense capabilities, propulsion systems and all

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Experience the Star Wars saga through the vision of DK's cross-section illustration techniques and the magic of the imagineers at Lucasfilm. All of the vehicles and space craft found in Star Wars: Episode I will be explored in precise detail. Cutaways are accompanied by informative text to not only reveal the armaments, defense capabilities, propulsion systems and all other key technological aspects of these vehicles but also give you insights into the culture of their creators. See why the Sith Infiltrator is the most dreaded craft in the Universe. Discover how many droids can be carried on a Droid Control Ship. Learn how the Naboo Queen's Starship is designed to conform to the Naboo philosophy of peaceful existence. Explore the weaponry of the Droid Starfighter and much, much more. Together with the Star Wars Episode I Visual Dictionary, these books create a definitive Star Wars Episode I reference library. Fourteen unbelievably detailed cross-section artworks, including a magnificent gatefold cutaway of the heart of the Trade Federation Invasion Fleet, as well as encyclopedic text provide the ultimate reference resource for the craft of Star Wars Episode 1. Watch the fastest Podracers in the galaxy compete for their lives, the golden Naboo N-1 Starfighter in Battle-action, the Trade Federation Landing Ship disgorging its unstoppable cargo and the awesome weaponry of the secret army's armored fighting vehicles. Discover the lethal secrets of the stealthy Sith Infiltrator, how a Gungan survives in the treacherous core of Naboo, and the eerie internal workings of the droid starfighter. Then explore the graceful aesthetics of the Naboo Queen's Royal Starship and the hidden controlcenters of the Trade Federation invasion fleet!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Mary Sue Preissner
It is true. This book's cover calls it "the definitive guide to the craft of Star Wars: Episode I" and aficionados will not be disappointed. The introduction provides necessary data on the players in this tale--Gungan, Naboo, Trade Federation, and the Republic. Understanding the people and their purpose are a necessary component to the creation of the various vehicles they use. Color, communication abilities, crew, deployment are some of the influencing factors surrounding the creation of these magnificent vehicles. The detailing, coloring, and captioning of the illustrations can be overwhelming on first read but this is one that devoted fans will return to again and again. All vehicles receive a full page spread, with the Droid Control Ship garnering a pull-out full spread. Each vehicle schematic is presented with a blocked "data file" for ease of comparison.
Library Journal
Gr 4-8-This oversized visual treat is packed with detailed illustrations of labeled cross sections of the vehicles and spacecraft created for Star Wars: Episode I. Jenssen and Chasemore, illustrators extraordinaire, went to the Lucasfilm headquarters and worked with the art department to see how these crafts were created. Most of the impressive, colorful pictures are on double-page spreads, though the center pages fold out to reveal a colossal four-page representation of a droid control ship. Interesting histories and details are set in a text that surrounds the drawings. "Data Files" give additional tidbits such as crew, manufacturer, speed, and armament. The writing is crisp and easy to read; the technological terms and descriptions are simpler to understand than those in Reynolds's Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary (DK, 1998). Anyone interested in the film or in spacecraft will enjoy this excellent guidebook.-Linda Wadleigh, Oconee County Middle School, Watkinsville, GA Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789439628
Publisher:
DK Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
05/03/1999
Series:
Star Wars: Cross-Sections Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.74(w) x 14.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
9 - 13 Years

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