Star Wars Week: The Book Is How Much??
Friday, 25th May, 2012 § 4 Comments
…is probably the most expensive Star Wars book to date. Limited to only 5000 copies, Star Wars Blueprints is an incredibly large book (see the photo below where I placed it next to the 21-inch Darth Vader statue) and it is protected within a tray case. Everything about this book is first class from the aforementioned tray case, the paper stock and the original blueprints and archival photos reproduced here for the discerning Star Wars fan. As such the price may be a tad on the exorbitant side for some. USD$500 (or USD$450 from Amazon…$50 off, big whoop) is enough to scare off even the die hard fans but I will argue that Star Wars Blueprints is worth the blood you have to sweat to own it. It is not often that a coffee table book, and it has to be placed on a coffee table because no bookshelf can accommodate it, receives this kind of luxurious treatment. You can tell the author took his time to produce this work of art. It was obviously a labour of love.
I’m not even remotely interested in design but I doubt there will be another masterpiece masquerading as a mere Star Wars book in the near future and if you are interested in art and design and love Star Wars then this book is a must have, damn the price! This may not be thumbed through often but it will be the centerpiece of any bookish Star Wars fan’s library or man-cave. It is in mine.