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XXL books are a minimum 39 cm (15.4 in.)

The Star Wars Archives. 1999–2005

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Made in collaboration with George Lucas and Lucasfilm, this volume covers the making of the prequel trilogy: The Phantom Menace; Attack of the Clones; and Revenge of the Sith. The XXL tome continues our trip through the Star Wars galaxy with an exclusive interview with Lucas, script pages, concept art, on-set photography, and more.
Hardcover, quarter-bound16.2 x 11.8 in.15.21 lb600 pages

“The best work on the greatest saga in the world... For the Star Wars fan, this book is a revelation.”

Welt am Sonntag
The Star Wars Archives pulls off the impossible: a fresh look at one of the most picked-off franchises ever.”
Chicago Tribune

“A book from another galaxy. A must for every fan!”

“A celebration of remarkable design.”
The Chicago Tribune
“If you can pick one up, you should.”
“Something like Star Wars is at least 10 times as much work as any other movie because of the breadth of ideas that have to be put into creating an entire world at all levels—from cultural to physical, it’s very difficult.”
George Lucas
“This book is without a doubt not only the best Star Wars product since the first Archives book from 2018 but also the best book about the prequels ever… it gets my highest recommendation.”
XXL books are a minimum 39 cm (15.4 in.)
The Star Wars Archives. 1999–2005

The Star Wars Archives. 1999–2005


May the Force Be With You

Volume two of the definitive exploration of the Star Wars galaxy

From the moment Star Wars burst onto the screen in 1977, audiences have been in equal parts fascinated and appalled by the half-man/half-machine hybrid Darth Vader. In 1999, creator George Lucas began the story of how Anakin Skywalker grew up to train as a Jedi under Obi-Wan Kenobi, found love with the Queen of Naboo, Padmé Amidala, before turning to the dark side of his nature and becoming more machine than man.

After driving the development of nascent digital technology, George Lucas perceived how he could create new creatures and new worlds on a grander scale than ever before. He created the first digital blockbuster, and met fierce resistance when he pushed for widespread digital cameras, sets, characters, and projection – all of which are now used throughout the industry. He essentially popularized the modern way of making movies.

Made with the full cooperation of George Lucas and Lucasfilm, this second volume covers the making of the prequel trilogy — Episode I The Phantom Menace, Episode II Attack of the Clones, and Episode III Revenge of the Sith — and features exclusive interviews with Lucas and his collaborators. The book is profusely illustrated with script pages, production documents, concept art, storyboards, on-set photography, stills, and posters.
The author

Paul Duncan is a film historian whose TASCHEN books include The Star Wars Archives, The James Bond Archives, The Charlie Chaplin Archives, The Godfather Family Album, Taxi Driver, Film Noir, and Horror Cinema, as well as publications on film directors, film genres, and movie stars.

The Star Wars Archives. 1999–2005
Hardcover, quarter-bound41.1 x 30 cm6.90 kg600 pages

ISBN 978-3-8365-6344-4

Edition: English

ISBN 978-3-8365-6347-5

Edition: Spanish
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13 Ratings

A great book

Zoltan,November 12, 2021
This is a great item of star wars fans and collecters.

The Ultimate Guide to a Misunderstood Trilogy

Howard,October 27, 2021
I'm a very big fan of the Prequel Trilogy. Despite any problems people may have with them, they represent the pure vision of auteur filmmaker, within the scope of a Hollywood blockbuster. In an age of endless superhero movies and studio-driven nonsense, they've become a rare gem. They're the only films of this scale that have ever been self-funded by an indie director, and that makes them so unique and interesting. So it's wonderful to finally have a definitive reference guide for them.

Le livre a avoir dans ces archives personnel

Guillaume,October 27, 2021
Très bon et beau livre a avoir absolument dans sa bibliothèque si vous êtes un fan de la Saga de George Lucas, ce second ouvrage mérite de figurer dans vos archives au côté du premier volume, une couverture magnifique, des pages imprimé sur du papier de qualité et le plus important ... un contenu ultra intéressant proposé par Paul Duncan, merci a lui ! May the Force be with You !!!

Beautiful to Behold

Artin,October 27, 2021
The Star Wars Archive books, just like the rest of the Archive series and all that Taschen publishes, are thoughtful, comprehensive and just beautifully put together. You don't have to be a Star Wars fan to appreciate and enjoy these books as they offer a unique insight into the creative process. And even though I personally am not a fan of the new sequel trilogy, I still can't wait to see the future Taschen Star Wars Archive book covering those three films.

Books written with love

Andres,September 21, 2021
I wanted to thank the entire Taschen team for the art and dedication of their books. Impeccable products and excellent shipping service. Thank you very much from Chile!