Incredible Star Wars Art Bursts From The Pages of New Book

“The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Hits Shelves December!

StarWars.com has announced that the “stunning” new book will hit shelves on December 18th, the same day that Episode 7 drops in theaters. Using sketches, conceptual designs and more, the book will tell the visual story of how the new generation of Star Wars characters, worlds and creatures were brought to life…

The Art of Star Wars:The Force Awakens, written by Phil Szostak,is a portal that takes you from the earliest gathering of artists and production designers at Lucasfilm headquarters in San Francisco to the fever pitch of production at Pinewood Studios to the conclusion of postproduction at Industrial Light & Magic.

The rich visuals of the book will be enhanced by exclusive interviews with the creative team members tasked with breathing life into J.J. Abrams vision and will also feature unused conceptual artwork that illustrate what might have been.

Bursting with hundreds of beautiful works of art that include production paintings, concept sketches, storyboards, blueprints, and matte paintings, The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens will delight both Star Wars fans and film enthusiasts for years to come.

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This is a first look at the cover by Star Wars concept artist Doug Chiang. Read more about the book and its release at StarWars.com.