Abrams Books will release The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on December 18, the day the movie debuts (see “New 'Force Awakens' Teaser”).  Several other non-fiction tie-in titles will also release that day.

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Written by Phil Szostak, the book chronicles the road to the making of the movie, including visuals from the earliest gathering of artists and production designers at Lucasfilm, production work during the filming, and postproduction work at Industrial Lights & Magic.  There are interviews with the creative team, including unused “blue sky” concept art.  There are hundreds of photos, including production paintings, concept sketches, blueprints, storyboards, and matte paintings.  The book has a foreword by Star Wars: The Force Awakens co-production designer Rick Carter.

The 256-page, 11.9” x 10” hardcover has MSRP $40.00.

Additional books releasing the same day as the movie include:

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens Visual Dictionary by Pablo Hidalgo (DK Childrens) $19.99
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens Incredible Cross Sections by Jason Fry, art by Kemp Remillard (DK Childrens) $19.99
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Character Anthology by LucasFilm Press (Disney Lucasfilm Press) $12.99

Abrams will also release The Making of Star Wars: The Force Awakens by Mark Cotta Vaz, on March 15, 2016. The 376-page hardcover will have forewords by J.J. Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy.  MSRP is $50.00.