The first book to explore Stanley Kubrick's archives...

...and the most comprehensive study of the filmmaker to date

"The Stanley Kubrick Archives showed up one morning in our offices, where my editor and I circled it like curious apes." - Time Out, New York

This is the first book to explore Stanley Kubrick’s archives and the most comprehensive study of the filmmaker to date. In 1968, when Stanley Kubrick was asked to comment on the metaphysical significance of 2001: A Space Odyssey, he replied: "It’s not a message I ever intended to convey in words. 2001 is a nonverbal experience…. I tried to create a visual experience, one that bypasses verbalized pigeonholing and directly penetrates the subconscious with an emotional and philosophic content." The philosophy behind Part 1 of The Stanley Kubrick Archives borrows from this line of thinking: from the opening sequence of Killer’s Kiss to the final frames of Eyes Wide Shut, Kubrick’s complete films are presented chronologically and wordlessly via frame enlargements. A completely nonverbal experience.

The second part of the book brings to life the creative process of Kubrick’s filmmaking by presenting a remarkable collection of mostly unseen material from his archives, including photographs, props, posters, artwork, set designs, sketches, correspondence, documents, screenplays, drafts, notes, and shooting schedules.

Accompanying the visual material are essays by noted Kubrick scholars, articles written by and about Kubrick, and a selection of Kubrick’s best interviews.
The editor:
Alison Castle received a BA in philosophy from Columbia University and an MA in photography and film from New York University (NYU/International Center of Photography masters program). She is the editor of titles on photography, film, and design, including Some Like it Hot, The Stanley Kubrick Archives, Linda McCartney: Life in Photographs, and Marc Newson: Works.
The Stanley Kubrick Archives (TASCHEN 25 Edition)

The Stanley Kubrick Archives

Alison Castle
Hardcover, 12.9 x 9.6 in., 544 pages
$ 69.99
Edition: English
Availability: 10/2014
  • Reviews
"A spectacular book that brings together a selection from the cult director's archives and highlights his relentless pursuit of perfection."
— Libération, France
  • See also
The Making of Stanley Kubrick’s '2oo1: A Space Odyssey'. Art A (Collector's Edition)
New! The Making of Stanley Kubrick’s '2oo1: A Space Odyssey'. Art A
Pigment print (58 x 58 cm / 22,8 x 22,8 in.) in passepartout, 4 volumes, monolith shaped metallic box
$ 1,500

Limited edition of 250 copies (No. 1-250), all signed by Christiane Kubrick and each coming with a pigment print (on Hahnemuehle PhotoRag paper) 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)
New! The Making of Stanley Kubrick’s '2oo1: A Space Odyssey'. Art B
Pigment print (58 x 58 cm / 22,8 x 22,8 in.) in passepartout, 4 volumes, monolith shaped metallic box
$ 1,500

Limited edition of 250 copies (No. 1-250), all signed by Christiane Kubrick and each coming with a pigment print (on Hahnemuehle PhotoRag paper) Revolving camera and control panel (1965), signed by Brian Sanders and delivered in a ready to frame passepartout
  • Videos
The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Introduction from Jan Harlan's documentary "Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures". Available on DVD from Warner Home Video.
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Exhibition
Stanley Kubrick
May 04, 2014 - September 14, 2014
National Museum in Cracow, 1, 3 Maja Av., Poland