May the 4th is celebrated by people around the world as Star Wars Day, a day for rejoicing in all things Star Wars. With that in mind, we thought we would celebrate the Library’s Star Wars collection, available now through Primo Search, and including gems such as:
- Star Wars, by Will Brooker. Provides a close analysis of ‘Star Wars’ as a film and argues that it represented a continuation rather than a departure from Lucas’ early experimental work.
- Star Wars – Incredible cross sections, by David Reynolds and Richard Chasemore. Delve into the details of the Death Star, Millennium Falcon, Star Destroyers, Republic Cruisers, TIE Fighters, and the iconic X Wing Fighter.
- Dressing a galaxy : the costumes of Star wars, by Trisha Biggar. The intricate and beautiful fashions that have appeared in the first six Star Wars films are on display in this title, from military gear to royal gowns and the iconic garbs of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader.
- Star wars : from concept to screen to collectible, by Stephen Sansweet. The first book to feature the multitude of merchandising spin-offs generated by the film, and trace the transformation of the movie’s fabulous characters, creatures, and vehicles from original concepts and prototypes into toys, clothing, and dozens of other objects!
- Star Wars, episode 1, the phantom menace : illustrated screenplay, by George Lucas
- Return of the heroes : The lord of the rings, Star wars and contemporary culture, by Hal Colebatch. Why have The Lord of The Rings, Star Wars and other tales of heroic fantasy been so phenomenally successful in the present apparently cynical and disillusioned age? Colebatch argues that the popularity of these works shows the real health of our culture to be more robust than we sometimes believe.