Released July 1st, 2009
Page count: 272 pages
Size: 11 x 9
The Art of Star Wars: The Clone Wars Films
(Text) By Frank Parisi and Gary Scheppke
Introduction By Dave Filoni
Foreword By George Lucas
Published By Chronicle Books, July 2009
Distributed by Raincoast Books in Canada
The Art of Star Wars: The Clone Wars Book Review By John C.
Released in theatres a year ago this past month (August 15th), Star Wars: The Clone Wars is a film that I enjoyed. The animation was not as smooth as it could have been, but this companion book to the film makes you appreciate the character and set design, even if the final animation wasn’t as great as it could have been.
The Art of Star Wars: The Clone Wars is written by Frank Parisi and Gary Sheppke with a forward by George Lucas and an introduction by Clone Wars director Dave Filoni. This is a must have for fans of the Clone Wars movie, TV series, or just fans of Star Wars in general.
The Art of Star Wars: The Clone Wars Book Review By Erin V.
The comic book style visuals of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, lends itself particularly well to a book like this one. While the movie got mixed reviews from critics, the television series has been fairly well received, (complete first season coming on DVD November 2nd of this year), and there is a fan base that would definitely want this book in their collection.
With a foreword by George Lucas and an introduction by Dave Filoni, this 272 page book is filled with hundreds of pictures of concept art from various stages of development - (including a few pieces from the original Star Wars films) - as well as loads of information just waiting to be memorized by fans. Because like all of these art books, it is the fans who will want to delve further into the world of the films they love.
All in all, from an art perspective, this book is worth having, and from a Star Wars fan perspective, this is an essential book for their collection.
To find out more about The Art of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, see here, (USA Amazon page). You can read our selective reviews of the film here, and an interview with the musical score composer here, and a review of the film's score here.