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The Star Wars Archives. 1977–1983

Hardcover, quarter-bound, 16.2 x 11.8 in., 15.49 lb, 604 pages
US$ 200
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Star Wars exploded onto our cinema screens in 1977, and the world has not been the same since. In this XXL-sized tome, George Lucas guides us through the original trilogy like never before, recounting the inspirations, experiences, and stories that created a modern monomyth. Complete with script pages, concept art, storyboards, on-set photography, and more.

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The Star Wars Archives

The definitive exploration of the original trilogy
Star Wars exploded onto our cinema screens in 1977, and the world has not been the same since. After watching depressing and cynical movies throughout the early 1970s, audiences enthusiastically embraced the positive energy of the Star Wars universe as they followed moisture farmer Luke Skywalker on his journey through a galaxy far, far away, meeting extraordinary characters like mysterious hermit Obi-Wan Kenobi, space pirates Han Solo and Chewbacca, loyal droids C-3PO and R2-D2, bold Princess Leia and the horrific Darth Vader, servant of the dark, malevolent Emperor.

Writer, director, and producer George Lucas created the modern monomyth of our time, one that resonates with the child in us all. He formed Industrial Light & Magic to develop cutting-edge special effects technology, which he combined with innovative editing techniques and a heightened sense of sound to give audiences a unique sensory cinematic experience.

In this first volume, made with the full cooperation of Lucasfilm, Lucas narrates his own story, taking us through the making of the original trilogy—Episode IV: A New Hope, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, and Episode VI: Return of the Jedi—and bringing fresh insights into the creation of a unique universe. Complete with script pages, production documents, concept art, storyboards, on-set photography, stills, and posters, the XXL-sized tome is an authoritative exploration of the original saga as told by its creator.
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. 1977–1983
Hardcover, quarter-bound, 16.2 x 11.8 in., 15.49 lb, 604 pages
ISBN 978-3-8365-6340-6
Edition: English
ISBN 978-3-8365-6342-0
Edition: French
ISBN 978-3-8365-6343-7
Edition: Spanish

Customer reviews (24)

Best book on Star Wars

Zoltan, November 11, 2021
This book is a must have if you are. STAR WARS FAN.


Blaise, November 01, 2021
Livraison rapide et sécurisée. Le livre est tellement beau que j'ai peur de le lire.
Tant pis ! Un livre c'est fait pour être lu !
Merci à l'auteur et à l'éditeur !

A Jedi treasure

Gabriel, October 28, 2021
If you are a Star Wars fan, you might have several books on the topic, including some big, beautiful ones covering the original trilogy. If you do, do you still need this one? Well, you do (at least I did!). Your usual, huge, lavish XXL Taschen book, but now full of space ships, Jedi, Sith and everything you love in beautiful quality pictures, with insights and information on the making of the movies. The Force is strong with this one (sorry, I had to!)

An incredible book

Jasun, October 27, 2021
This isn’t just a bunch of pictures and a back story we all knew anyway. This is a stunning in-depth history about where the films came from, how they got made and all of the trials that Lucas had to go through just to get to the point where he could start shooting.


Luca, October 27, 2021
Amazing book with a lot of curiosity on the saga. Must have for the fans

Packed with insightful stories and behind-the-scenes photos

Andy, October 27, 2021
Super deluxe extra large edition, which is great for the details in the large photographs. The story and inspiration behind one of the most famous trilogies. I recommend it!

Amazing depth

Philip, October 27, 2021
This Archive goes into amazing depth about the first three original movies. The photos and production details are top-notch. Recommended!

Un monument

Christophe, October 27, 2021
Un monument sur Star Wars ! Incontournable !

A must have for any star wars fan

Salvador, October 27, 2021
Amazing! Great book for star wars fan.

Amazing pictoral overview

Ian, October 27, 2021
As a fan of the original trilogy I was on the lookout for a comprehensive book on the series . This book fits the bill. The quality of the imagery is first class and the subsequent commentary complements the images. This is a quality publication from Taschen.
The Star Wars Archives. 1977–1983
The Star Wars Archives.
US$ 200
The Star Wars Archives. 1977–1983