This deluxe 240-page limited edition includes 5 hand-signed, archival-quality 10 x 12" giclée prints by Alex Ross, Moebius, Donato Giancola, Daniel Greene, and Jamie Wyeth, as well as 40 exclusive paintings and 50 extra pages showing artists’ processes and sketches. Featuring foil-stamped, real-cloth binding and housed in a lush clamshell case, the edition is limited to 500 copies.
Our edition is unopened, and #296 out of 500.
When Star Wars debuted in 1977, it revolutionized mainstream American filmmaking, transporting fans to new galaxies and introducing them to countless now-classic characters, aliens, planets, and starships. In the decades since, the Star Wars Saga has become a phenomenon impacting cultures across the globe.
Just as George Lucas drew upon the work of N. C. Wyeth and Norman Rockwell for his own visual inspiration, he has now invited more than 100 well-known and promising artists to draw upon the entire Star Wars galaxy for inspiration. Star Wars: Visions collects these magnificent artworks for the first time. Featuring pieces by renowned artists such as Amano, Allan R. Banks, Harley Brown, Gary Carter, James Christensen, Michael Coleman, Kinuko Craft, Jim Dietz, Phillipe Druillet, Donato Giancola, Ann Hanson, H. R. Giger, Daniel Greene, Ron Kleeman, Arantzazu Martinez, Syd Mead, Moebius, Paul Oxborough, Alex Ross, Anthony J. Ryder, Dolfi Stoki, William Stout, Dan Thompson, Julie Bell and Boris Vallejo, Scott Waddell, and Jamie Wyeth, Star Wars: Visions is a breakthrough tribute to the worldwide inspiration that is Star Wars.
Star Wars Art: Visions is a book of artwork from Abrams Booksreleased on November 1, 2010. It contains 120 full-color and black-and white paintings inspired by the Star Wars saga from more than 100 renowned artists and features a foreword by George Lucas as well as an introduction by Jonathan W. Rinzler. Because of the large number of images, there is also a bigger, more expensive, limited special edition of the book released on October 1 with more than 40 additional illustrations as well as "behind the scenes" pictures, processes and sketches of the contributors and five hand-signed, archival-quality 10 × 12" giclé prints.
J.W. Rinzler started producing the book in 2005 and continued working on it from time to time. The teaser poster of the book was first spotted at Comic-Con International 2009, with a new painting from the book being released monthly at StarWars.com since October 2009 for the following six months. After an official announcement of the book in March 2010, StarWars.com continued revealing sneak previews and lists of contributors from the book over the next six months until its publication. To promote the book, three images by Donato Giancola, Gene Colan and Ed Binkley were published in a tie-in with the Topps trading cards. After an initial date of October 28, the publishing date was pushed back from October 1 to November 1 2010 in April.