The James Bond Archives

photo © Taschen, United Artists, Danjaq LLC
Made with unrestricted access to the Bond archives, this XL tome recounts the entire history of James Bond in words and pictures
photo © Taschen, United Artists, Danjaq LLC

photo © Taschen, United Artists, Danjaq LLC
Among the 1,100 images are many previously unseen stills, on-set photos, memos, documents, storyboards, posters, and designs, plus unused concepts, and alternative designs
photo © Taschen, United Artists, Danjaq LLC

photo © Taschen
Two different golden leather editions signed by Daniel Craig are released, both limited to 250 copies, which include a film strip and set design prints.
photo © Taschen

photo © Taschen
Limited edition 1-250 each come with a pigment print of a set design drawing for Goldfinger (1964) signed by Sir Ken Adam
photo © Taschen

photo © Taschen
Limited edition 250-500 each come with a pigment print of a set design drawing for You Only Live Twice (1967) signed by Sir Ken Adam
photo © Taschen

To celebrate 50 years of the James Bond 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 James Bond Archives, 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 SkyFall (2012), including the spoof Casino Royale (1967) and Never Say Never Again (1983).

The book meaures an impressive 16.2inch x 11.8inch (41,1 x 30 cm), contains almost 600 pages and weighs 16 pounds (7 kilogram)!

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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 Containing previously unpublished photography and artwork, as well as production memos from filming, this book is a comprehensive tribute to the legend of James Bond.

Paul Duncan has edited 50 film books for TASCHEN, including the award-winning The Ingmar Bergman Archives, and authored Alfred Hitchcock and Stanley Kubrick in the Film Series. The James Bond Archives is the latest in this series and a real collector's item.

Also available in 2 Art Editions, each limited to 250 copies.

The James Bond Archives, Golden Edition A, No. 1–250
Hardcover with film strip in clamshell box with print in portfolio, 41,1 x 30 cm, 600 pages, € 750 (appr. $1000)
Golden leather edition signed by Daniel Craig.
Limited edition of 250 copies, each with a pigment print of a set design drawing for Goldfinger (1964) signed by Sir Ken Adam, the man who conceived the legendary 1960s and 1970s Bond sets
Bound in full leather with gold finish and gilded edges
Comes with an original strip of a half second of film from Dr. No
(more info)

The James Bond Archives, Golden Edition B, No. 251–500
Hardcover with film strip in clamshell box with print in portfolio, 41,1 x 30 cm, 600 pages, € 750 (appr. $1000)
Golden leather edition signed by Daniel Craig.
Limited edition of 250 copies, each with a pigment print of a set design drawing for You Only Live Twice (1967) signed by Sir Ken Adam, the man who conceived the legendary 1960s and 1970s Bond sets
Bound in full leather with gold finish and gilded edges
Comes with an original strip of a half second of film from Dr. No
(more info)

The James Bond Archives:

  • Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the most successful and longest-running film franchise in cinema history!
  • Made with unrestricted access to the Bond archives, this XL tome recounts the entire history of James Bond in words and pictures
  • Among the 1,100 images are many previously unseen stills, on-set photos, memos, documents, storyboards, posters, and designs, plus unused concepts, and alternative designs
  • Behind-the-scenes stories from the people who were there: producers, directors, actors, screenwriters, production designers, special effects technicians, stuntmen, and other crew members
  • Includes every Bond film ever made, from Dr. No (1962) to SkyFall (2012)
  • Special bonus included with the first print run of the book only: an original strip of film from Dr. No
Product Code: 
bo032

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