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Phil Szostak, the author of The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, takes fans behind the scenes of the blockbuster sequel with this incredible visual archive of the creative process. Foreword by Rian Johnson Written and directed by Rian Johnson and production designed by Rick Heinrichs, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, like every chapter before it, owes its visual language and fully imagined cinematic landscape to an incomparable art department: the Lucasfilm “visualists.” The Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi explores their vision and illuminates their creative process in stunning detail. Featuring concept art, costume sketches, and storyboards, this book takes fans on a deep dive into the development of the fantastic worlds, characters, and creatures—both old and new—of The Last Jedi. Exclusive interviews with the filmmakers and with the Lucasfilm visualists provide a running commentary on this unforgettable art and reveal the inspirations behind moviemaking magic at its finest. “The Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi is much more than a bunch of pretty pictures. Buried in Phil Szostak’s 256-page book are some fascinating insights into the production of the film. . . . We highly recommend you flip through yourself.” —Gizmodo “While they’re rarely celebrated, conceptual artists play an integral role in creating the look of a film . . . The Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi gives these talented men and women their proper due by showcasing their valuable contributions.” —Unbound Worlds
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About the Author
Lucasfilm creative art manager Phil Szostak has worked in conjunction with Star Wars art departments since 2008. A graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York, Szostak ran the JAK Films Art Department at Skywalker Ranch for more than three years before joining the narrative design team on LucasArts’ Star Wars: 1313. He is also the author of The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Abrams, 2015), The Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Abrams, 2017), The Art of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Abrams, 2020), and The Art of Star Wars: The Mandalorian (Season One) (Abrams, 2020). He lives in San Francisco.