The definitive deluxe three-volume slipcase of Ralph McQuarrie s complete artwork for "Star Wars" Ralph McQuarrie is the most iconic artist in the history of "Star Wars." He worked hand-in-hand with George Lucas to help establish the saga s visual aesthetic, its inimitable look and feel. Beyond designing Darth Vader, C-3PO, and R2-D2, McQuarrie produced hundreds of pieces of "Star Wars "artwork, including conceptual paintings, costume designs, storyboards, and matte paintings, as well as posters, book covers, and album covers even Lucasfilm s annual holiday cards all rescanned and rephotographed for this book. In "Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie," readers will find the most definitive collection of the artist s "Star Wars "work ever assembled, including hundreds of never-before-seen illustrations. Rare unpublished interviews, as well as recollections from McQuarrie s colleagues and friends, complement and contextualize the art. "Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie "is a comprehensive tribute to cinema s most beloved and influential concept artist."
Brandon Alinger is the chief operations officer of the Los Angeles branch of Prop Store and the author of "Star Wars Costumes: The Original Trilogy." Wade Lageose is a graphic designer/artist who specializes in the entertainment field. David Mandel is an Emmy-nominated and Writers Guild Award winning writer for "Saturday Night Live "(1992 95), "Seinfeld," and "Curb Your Enthusiasm.""