Book Review: The Art of Star Wars, Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

Book Review: The Art of Star Wars, Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

This book is much better than the first art book as the script is removed and replaced with more art.

The concept sketches and paintings are grouped under different sets: Hoth, Star Destroyer, Dagobah, Asteroid Belt, Bespin, Rebel Cruiser. Storyboards, character designs, matte paintings, vehicle designs, models fill the pages. The concept design for old Yoda are hilarious, no offense intended, with a few looking like smurfs or Santa's elves.

There are not much text except for chapter openings that explain the set design and creation.

It's a great book for fans and sci-fi concept artists. The original book was published way back in 1980 with a reprint in 1994.

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Hey Parka I have a question

Hey Parka I have a question in relation to this book is the art included in this book included in The making of the empire strikes back or are the are the two different same goes for the New Hope book is the art work included in that book also the same art the is featured in the making of Star Wars book

Thanks Teoh,

Thanks Teoh,

I figured that I wanted to be sure before I commit I have lean more towards the art the actual photos even though that is cool also in itself but I am big comic reader and have I am really pulled towards good scfi art.

Hey great blog now amazon takes all my money ;)

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