Thursday, May 31, 2012

TASCHEN to publish massive JAMES BOND 50th Anniversary book

Here comes another publication the celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the cinematic James Bond -- and this one sounds like a whopper! TASCHEN has announced, 007 - The James Bond Archives: Fifty Years of Bond, James Bond. For those who don't know, TASCHEN is a specialty publisher known for producing ultra high end art books. Here's the description on Amazon:

"Bond, James Bond." 
 Since Sean Connery uttered those immortal words in 1962, the most dashing secret agent in the history of cinema has been charming and thrilling audiences worldwide. This impeccably British character created by author Ian Fleming has starred in 23 EON-produced films, played by 6 different actors over five decades. 
 To celebrate 50 years of this innovative franchise, EON Productions opened their archives of photos, designs, storyboards, and production materials to editor Paul Duncan, who spent two years researching over one million images and 100 filing cabinets of documentation. The result is the most complete account of the making of the series, covering every James Bond film ever made, beginning with "Dr. No" (1962) and ending with the upcoming "SkyFall" (2012), including the spoof "Casino Royale" (1967) and "Never Say Never Again" (1983). 
The stunning imagery is accompanied by an oral history recounted by over 150 cast and crew members, relating the true inside story of how the Bond films were made. Containing previously unpublished photography and artwork, as well as production memos from filming, this book is a comprehensive tribute to the legend of James Bond.

007 - The James Bond Archives: Fifty Years of Bond, James Bond is priced at $200, but at the moment it's discounted 37% on Amazon. So far it's only available on the U.S. Amazon website. Cover art is not yet available. I'll update this post when it is.

Pre-order 007 - The James Bond Archives: Fifty Years of Bond, James Bond on

UPDATE: Cover art.


  1. Is it just me, or does it seem to anyone else like every time another book comes out it's said to be based on unprecedented access to the EON Productions records archives?


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