Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide is a reference book released by Dorling Kindersley on September 19, 2005 and written by Ryder Windham. It is marketed as the "ultimate guide" for any Star Wars fan, whether new or fanatic. Every facet of the Star Wars universe is covered in this book: films, Expanded Universe, behind-the-scenes, collecting, and Star Wars fandom.

Publisher's summary[]

The first fully illustrated guide to all six Star Wars movies!

Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide is the definitive companion to George Lucas's space fantasy, revealing the full story of the epic battle between good and evil a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Packed with more than 1,000 images, including movie stills and comic-book art, this is the must-have book for all Star Wars fans!

With a foreword by Ian McDiarmid


The Japanese cover


Updated editions[]

A Special Edition of the book was published on March 19, 2007. It includes an updated comic book section, more features on Star Wars merchandise, and a small bit on the Star Wars Celebration.

A revised Ultimate Visual Guide was published on April 30, 2012.



Star Wars Visual Dictionaries
Original trilogy (1998) · Episode I (1999) · Attack of the Clones (2002) · Revenge of the Sith (2005) · Complete (2006)
The Phantom Menace Expanded (2012) · Attack of the Clones Expanded (2013) · Revenge of the Sith Expanded (2013)
The Force Awakens (2015) · Rogue One (2016) · The Last Jedi (2017) · Solo (2018) · Complete, New Edition (2018)
The Rise of Skywalker (2019)
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
The Visual Guide · Ultimate Battles · New Battlefronts
Star Wars Rebels
The Visual Guide · Epic Battles
The Mandalorian
The Ultimate Visual Guide
The Visual Dictionary · Updated and Expanded · New Edition
Ultimate Visual Guide (Special Edition · Expanded) · The Visual Encyclopedia