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The Stanley Kubrick Archives

Hardcover, 11.5 x 11.5 in., 544 pages, English edition with German and French translation as download
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The most comprehensive study of Stanley Kubrick to date. His films are nothing short of superb visual experiences; big screen storytelling at its very best. Featuring enlarged film stills and previously unseen Kubrick material, including posters, set designs, props, screenplays, and shooting schedules, this richly illustrated book offers unprecedented access to the auteur at work.

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Absolute Kubrick

An intimate look through the archives of a cinematic genius
“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 NYU/International Center of Photography. She is editor of photography, film, and design titles, including Some Like It Hot, The Stanley Kubrick Archives, Linda McCartney. Life in Photographs, and Marc Newson. Works.

The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Hardcover, 11.5 x 11.5 in., 544 pages, English edition with German and French translation as download

Customer reviews (4)

Slowmo magic

Urban, October 27, 2021
Floating through the Kubrick Archives is a magical experience. Each image counts, even the stills move. It feels like meeting Soon, ahead of time.


Max, October 27, 2021
Amazingly comprehensive, with exceptionally presented film stills and production paraphernalia.

Ultimatives Archiv

Alexander, December 10, 2021
Der unverzichtbare Guide durch die geniale Filmwelt Stanley Kubricks.

Das Meisterwerk über den Meister

Jan Hendrik, December 10, 2021
Absolut beeindruckendes Kompendium über das noch beeindruckendere Werk Stanley Kubricks. Ein Must-Have für einen jeden Cineasten.
Linda Perry

Linda Perry

“My favorite is The Stanley Kubrick Archives. This book is so beautiful to me. Kubrick’s films are known for its unique cinematography, attention to detail and the evocative use of music. When I flip through these pages I feel like I am stepping into one of his films. TASCHEN’s adaptation of Kubrick is spot on. The only thing missing is the creepy piano.”
Illustration: Robert Nippoldt