I love not only how Taschen make phenomenal books about art, fashion, photography and film that we the people genuinely want to read, but also how after releasing dead big expensive collector’s editions they then make affordable versions that are still totally brilliant for all of us not yet able to fork out six ton for a book.
This obelisk shaped release takes us behind the scenes on Stanley Kubrick’s genre defining 2001: A Space Odyssey. Written and researched over several years by the outer space, special effects, and technology journalist Piers Bizony there’s everything you’ll ever need to know about HAL and the gang inside this compact slice of film history. So when/if you ever stop being amazed by the frankly quite astounding fold-out photos, pre-production paintings and conceptual illustrations you can then read the facts behind all those Kubrick myths and mysteries. Whether you’re a fan of sci-fi, 20th century history or one of the finest film makers to ever walk this or any other planet then you need this book. In fact those pod bay doors aren’t getting opened until you buy it….
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