The incomparable career of a cinematic genius

One of the most esteemed filmmakers of all time, Stanley Kubrick (1928–1999) was also one of the most enigmatic. He broke into the film scene at the age of 26 with the ambitious, independently produced Killer’s Kiss and within a few years was working with the likes of Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, and Peter Sellers on such seminal films as Lolita and Spartacus. Having gained the support of the actors, producers, and movie studios with his early efforts, Kubrick garnered the creative control he needed to produce uncompromising masterpieces such as 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, and Barry Lyndon. Polishing off 1999’s Eyes Wide Shut just before his untimely death, Kubrick left behind a puzzling and positively brilliant body of work.
About the Series:
Every book in TASCHEN's Basic Film series features:
  • an introduction to the director and coverage of every film he or she directed
  • over 100 scenes from the movies, shots of the director at work, and film posters, with explanatory captions
  • rare images from around the world
  • informative text by acknowledged experts
  • a chronology, filmography, and bibliography
The author:
Paul Duncan has edited 50 film books for TASCHEN, including the award-winning The Ingmar Bergman Archives, and authored Alfred Hitchcock and Stanley Kubrick in the Film Series.
Kubrick

Kubrick


Softcover with flaps, 7.3 x 9.1 in., 96 pages
$ 9.99

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  • Reviews
"Filmbücher, die nicht nur den Kopf, sondern auch das Auge befriedigen, sind eher rar gesät. Eine Ausnahme bildet da eine prächtig ausgestattete Reihe mit Monographien zu namhaften Regisseuren, die in Szenenbildern aus Filmen und Standfotos von Dreharbeiten geradezu schwelgt ... Das ist gut angelegtes Geld, wenn man sich einen Überblick über das Filmschaffen von Regielegenden wie Michelangelo Antonioni, Stanley Kubrick oder Billy Wilder verschaffen möchte. Leben und Karriere der Filmemacher werden in einem umfassenden Überblick gewürdigt, und auch das Bildmaterial, das teilweise aus den Archiven der Regisseure selbst stammt, ist einzigartig."
— Wetzlarer Neue Zeitung, Wetzlar, Germany
  • See also
The Making of Stanley Kubrick’s '2oo1: A Space Odyssey'. Art A (Collector's Edition)
Coming soon The Making of Stanley Kubrick’s '2oo1: A Space Odyssey'. Art A
Pigment print on Hahnemuehle PhotoRag paper (58 x 58 cm / 22.8 x 22.8 in.) with 4 hardcover volumes and metal slipcase, 7.8 x 17.3 in., 1384 pages
$ 1,500

Limited edition of 250 copies (No. 1-250), all signed by Christiane Kubrick and each coming with the pigment print Exploration team moving down moon pit ramp (1965), signed by Brian Sanders and delivered in a ready to frame passepartout
The Making of Stanley Kubrick’s '2oo1: A Space Odyssey'. Art B (Collector's Edition)
Coming soon The Making of Stanley Kubrick’s '2oo1: A Space Odyssey'. Art B
Pigment print on Hahnemuehle PhotoRag paper (58 x 58 cm / 22.8 x 22.8 in.) with 4 hardcover volumes and metal slipcase, 7.8 x 17.3 in., 1384 pages
$ 1,500

Limited edition of 250 copies (No. 251-500), all signed by Christiane Kubrick and each coming with the pigment print Revolving camera and control panel (1965), signed by Brian Sanders and delivered in a ready to frame passepartout
  • What's up
Exhibition
Stanley Kubrick
May 04, 2014 - September 14, 2014
National Museum in Cracow, 1, 3 Maja Av., Poland