Ken Adams Designs the Movies: James Bond and Beyond, Hardback Book

Ken Adams Designs the Movies: James Bond and Beyond Hardback


This book showcases the drawings of Ken Adam, the man who has created some of the most iconic and memorable sets in the history of film.

Presented chronologically, the book takes us from design sketches for his earliest movies, including "Around the World in Eighty Days", through his Oscar-winning work with Stanley Kubrick, to production designs for what are probably his most celebrated films the first seven "James Bond" movies, including "Dr. No", "Goldfinger", "Diamonds are Forever" and "Moonraker".

Also included are production drawings for classics such as "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang", "Goodbye", "Mr Chips", "Sleuth" and "The Last Emperor".

Adam's virtuoso sketches for films and other projects are accompanied by illuminating commentary from the eminent Sir Christopher Frayling, and together present an unrivaled archive of breathtaking and inspirational production design.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 232 pages, 265 illustrations, 155 in colour
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
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  • Category: Films, cinema
  • ISBN: 9780500514146



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