"Star Wars Art: Visions . . . acknowledges what fans have felt all along. They don't want to be mere spectators, but involved in the storytelling too."
―Los Angeles Times[src]
Star Wars Art: Visions is a book of artwork from Abrams Books released on November 1, 2010. It contains 120 full-color and black-and white paintings inspired by the Star Wars saga from more than 100 renowned artists and features a foreword by George Lucas as well as an introduction by J.W. Rinzler. Because of the large number of images, there is also a bigger, more expensive, limited special edition of the book released on October 1 with more than 40 additional illustrations as well as "behind the scenes" pictures, processes and sketches of the contributors and five hand-signed, archival-quality 10 × 12" giclé prints.
J.W. Rinzler started producing the book in 2005 and continued working on it from time to time. The teaser poster of the book was first spotted at Comic-Con International 2009, with a new painting from the book being released monthly at StarWars.com since October 2009 for the following six months. After an official announcement of the book in March 2010, StarWars.com continued revealing sneak previews and lists of contributors from the book over the next six months until its publication. To promote the book, three images by Donato Giancola, Gene Colan and Ed Binkley were published in a tie-in with the Topps trading cards. After an initial date of October 28, the publishing date was pushed back from October 1 to November 1 2010 in April.
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