Commissioned by Kubrick, conceived in response to A.I. story outlines and used in Spielberg’s eventual production designs, over 150 stunning images by the film’s conceptual artist, Chris Baker, display a breathtaking imagination and rare technical skill.
Accompanying the drawings are extracts from Kubrick’s notebooks and story treatments, stills from the finished film, and photographs of behind-the-scenes action, including pioneering animatronics and use of the ‘virtual studio’.
The book includes a foreword by Steven Spielberg, plus a preface by Brian Aldiss, writer of the short story that originally inspired Kubrick. An essay by Dr Cynthia Breazeal, world expert on robotics and commentaries from key participants such as writers and crew members make this publication – a work of art as well as painstaking research – is one that no film fan will want to be without.