Star Wars Propaganda: A History of Persuasive Art in the Galaxy by Pablo HidalgoStar Wars Propaganda: A History of Persuasive Art in the Galaxy by Pablo Hidalgo

Star Wars Propaganda: A History of Persuasive Art in the Galaxy

byPablo Hidalgo

Hardcover | October 25, 2016

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A Star Wars authority deepens and extends our appreciation of the Star Wars galaxy with this imaginative "history" featuring striking full-color artwork—created exclusively for this entertaining volume—that examines the persuasive messages used to intimidate and inspire the citizenry of the galaxy far, far away. . . .

A Star Destroyer hovering over a planet, symbolizing Imperial domination.

An X-wing delivering a message of resistance and hope on behalf of the Rebellion.

A line of armed, faceless First Order stormtroopers promoting unity.

These are all examples of propaganda used by the Empire to advocate strength and maintain fear, and by the Rebel Alliance to inspire hope and win support for the fight. Star Wars Propaganda takes fans into the beloved epic story as never before, bringing the battle between these two sides to life in a fresh and brilliant way.

Star Wars Propaganda includes fifty dazzling pieces of art representing all seven episodes—including material related to Star Wars: The Force Awakens—specially produced for this companion volume. Each page combines an original image and a short description detailing its "history:" the in-world "artist" who created it (either willingly or through coercion), where in the Star Wars galaxy it appeared, and why that particular location was targeted.

Packaged in a beautifully designed case and written by a franchise expert and insider, Star Wars Propaganda also includes ten removable art prints, and is sure to become a keepsake for every fan and graphic artist as well.

Title:Star Wars Propaganda: A History of Persuasive Art in the GalaxyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:112 pages, 12 × 9 × 0.98 inPublished:October 25, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062466828

ISBN - 13:9780062466822

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for adult fans with an interest political lore of the saga. I like Star Wars, and I have several coffee table books of real world propaganda so this book was right in my strike zone. Structured identically to the scholarly real world coffee table poster books I have, the book adds in-universe lore for Star Wars fan with essays and poster commentaries spanning all the Star Wars Films and Animated shows. The poster style resembles 20th century political/civic message posters from around the WWII era. The in universe narrative contained in the book adds lore to the SW universe that can't be covered in a two hour move. Overall this book is a nice addition to an adult Star Wars Fan's collection particularly if they have an interest in real world political propaganda or advertising.
Date published: 2016-11-11

Editorial Reviews

“A galactic history lesson, offering even the most devoted fans a deep dive into corners of the George Lucas films they may not have known. The artwork of ‘Propaganda’ is stellar.”