Meine Erwartungen wurden vollkommen erfüllt, dieses Buch zeigt vielseitige Illustrationen, die von unterschiedlichsten Künstlern mit unterschiedlichsten Medien geschaffen wurden. Ich bin dadurch auf den guten Herrn Vandersteldt aufmerksam geworden, welcher unter anderem auch grandiose Artworks zu "Der Hobbit" zu bieten hat. Ein kleines bischen Concept Art ist ebenfalls zu finden, die etwas vom gewohnten Star-Wars-Look abweicht. Insgesamt wirklich sehr zu empfehlen!
This is a huge book of gorgeous Star Wars art. The book's about 10 by 12 inches and some of the illustrations inside are printed close to A4 size, and even larger for those that bleed to the edge or printed across two pages. Printing them huge is the only way to do it. Some even have additional cropped views for a closer look at the details. The paper is the thick low gloss type. There are 176 pages.
I like this book more than the earlier books Star Wars Art: Visions and Star Wars Art: Comics. Here, most are just classic Star Wars art. Majority are character based with just a handful featuring spaceships and space.
The art is great. They aren't created specially for this book but are curated from all sorts of promotional material, merchandise, etc. The quality is outstanding and awe-inspiring. You expect nothing less when there are names like Ralph McQuarrie, Tsuneo Sanda, Dave Dorman, Jerry Vanderstelt, Terese Nielson, Drew Struzan, Dave Seeley and many more.
Some of the paintings are really detailed and you really have to pause and admire them. Again, it's good that they are printed huge. Tsuneo Sanda's illustrations seem to be infused with some sort of magical glow. While you might have seen some of the art from other books or sources, it's nice to have them all collected in one volume.
This is an excellent book. Definitely one of the best Star Wars artbooks around.
(There are more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)