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Franz Joseph (born Franz Joseph Schnaubelt) (1914—1994) was an artist and author loosely associated with the 1960’s American television show Star Trek. Joseph is perhaps best known for his 1973 Star Trek Blueprints (ISBN 0-345-25821-5), to date the only set of blueprints of the original Starship Enterprise ever officially endorsed by Paramount Pictures, owners of the licensing rights to all things Star Trek.

In the purest sense, the blueprints are not particularly accurate, as there are dozens of discrepancies between Joseph’s plans and the filming miniatures used in the show. Joseph himself has stated that his intention in drawing the plans was to flesh out the ship’s design rather than to accurately depict what viewers saw on-screen. Nonetheless, the drawings sparked a wave of fan-designed (that is, unofficial) blueprints of other invented spacecraft intended to fit into the Star Trek idiom. Although the blueprints were published after the original show's cancellation, portions have been used for on-screen displays in the Star Trek films and later television series, elevating them to the level of "canon" in some fans' eyes. The Booklet of General Plans, as the blueprints are perhaps more properly known (the title "Star Trek Blueprints" appears only on the outer sleeve), is not currently in print.

Joseph is also the author and illustrator of The Star Trek Star Fleet Technical Manual (ISBN 0-345-34074-4), a book further fleshing out the Enterprise as well as a handful of spacecraft invented by Joseph. The book contains information about uniforms (complete with sewing patterns), furniture, weapons, devices, protocols, and other minutiae from Joseph’s take on the Star Trek universe. Similar complaints of inaccuracy were made regarding the Technical Manual, but Joseph's own recollections and explanations (at conventions in the years prior to his death in 1994) cite the errors as being the result of the source material he was forced to use: individual frames from the shows themselves. He had no access whatsoever to any of the production notes or diagrams, such as those by Wah Chang, Dick Datin, Walter Matt Jeffries or Irving Feinberg. Joseph did, however, acknowledge the help of some of these individuals in the frontispiece of the Technical Manual.

Unlike the Booklet of General Plans, the Technical Manual has enjoyed several reprints, and when available is still a high-volume seller.

As an unexpected legacy, Franz Joseph's blueprint and book are responsible for beginning the sub-genre revolving around the blueprints and schematics of fictional vehicles and locations from Star Trek.

He is survived by his daughter, Karen Schnaubelt Turner Dick.
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Total Books: 61
Seiner Majestt Des Kaisers Franz Joseph I Von sterreich Reise Nach Russland Im Monate Februar 1874
2010 - Seiner Majestt Des Kaisers Franz Joseph I Von Sterreich Reise Nach Russland Im Monate Februar 1874 [German Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781141742059
ISBN-10: 1141742055
Genre: Nonfiction
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Star Trek Starfleet Technical Manual Training Command Starfleet Academy
2006 - Star Trek Starfleet Technical Manual Training Command Starfleet Academy [Star Trek] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780345495860
ISBN-10: 0345495861
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Haydn-Schaum
2003 - Haydn-schaum [Schaum Master Composer Series] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780757914263
ISBN-10: 0757914268
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Six Duets
1999 - Six Duets [Kalmus Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780769290652
ISBN-10: 0769290655
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Sonatas
1999 - Sonatas [Complete - Kalmus Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780769286037
ISBN-10: 0769286038
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The Creation
1999 - The Creation [Lawson-Gould Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780769299600
ISBN-10: 0769299601
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Great Piano Works
1998 - Great Piano Works [Great Piano Works, the Mini Series] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780769259741
ISBN-10: 076925974X
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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The Great Piano Works of Franz Joseph Haydn
1997 - The Great Piano Works of Franz Joseph Haydn [Belwin Edition: The Great Piano Works of] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781576239773
ISBN-10: 1576239772
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Star Trek Star Fleet Technical Manual
1991 - Star Trek Star Fleet Technical Manual (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781852863968
ISBN-10: 185286396X
Genres: Reference, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Emden - the Last Cruise of the Chivalrous Raider 1914
1989 - Emden - the Last Cruise of the Chivalrous Raider 1914 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780904256451
ISBN-10: 0904256456
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Horn Concerto No 2
1985 - Horn Concerto No 2 [Kalmus Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780711975354
ISBN-10: 0711975353
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Sonata in G Major
1985 - Sonata in G Major [Kalmus Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780711976139
ISBN-10: 0711976139
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Sacred and Secular Songs
1985 - Sacred and Secular Songs [Kalmus Edition - German Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780711977938
ISBN-10: 0711977933
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Three Trios Op 53
1985 - Three Trios Op 53 [Kalmus Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780757905018
ISBN-10: 0757905013
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Five Symphonies
1985 - Five Symphonies [Midi, No. 7; Soir, No. 8; Trauer, No. 44; Maria Teresa, No. 48; Passione, No. 40 - Kalmus Edition] (Other)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780757921742
ISBN-10: 0757921744
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Concertino in C Major
1985 - Concertino in C Major [Kalmus Edition] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780757921872
ISBN-10: 0757921876
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1985 - Sonata Album [Kalmus Piano Library] (Paperback)Paperback
1985 - Duet in D Major Op 102 [Kalmus Edition] (Paperback)
30 Celebrated String Quartets -- Op 3 5 Op 9 No 2 Op 17 No 5 Op 20 Nos 4 5 6 Op 33 Nos 2 3 6 Op 50 No 6
1985 - Haydn Four Symphonies Nos 96 97 98 99 [London Symphonies Nos. 1, 4, 6, 10 - Kalmus Miniature Scores, 110] (Paperback)
A First Haydn Book
1985 - A First Haydn Book [Kalmus Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780757982750
ISBN-10: 0757982751
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Symphony Concertante Op 84
1985 - Symphony Concertante Op 84 [Kalmus Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780757990465
ISBN-10: 0757990460
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1985 - Cello Concerto in D Major [Kalmus Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
1985 - Symphony No 95 in C Minor [Kalmus Edition] (Paperback)
Thirty Celebrated String Quartets
1985 - Thirty Celebrated String Quartets [Kalmus Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780769225715
ISBN-10: 0769225713
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Symphony No 104
1985 - Symphony No 104 [London - Kalmus Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780769235400
ISBN-10: 0769235409
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1985 - Symphony No 94 [Surprise - Kalmus Edition] (Paperback)
1985 - Piano Concerto in G Major [Kalmus Edition] (Paperback)
1985 - Three- and Four-part Songs [Kalmus Edition] (Paperback)
1985 - The Seasons [Die Jahreszeiten - Kalmus Edition] (Paperback)
1985 - Horn Concerto No 1 in D Major [Orch. - Kalmus Edition] (Paperback)
1985 - Twelve German Dances [Kalmus Edition] (Paperback)
1985 - Three Divertimenti [Kalmus Edition] (Paperback)
1985 - Trios for VIolin Cello and Piano [Kalmus Edition] (Paperback)
1985 - Symphony No 103 [Kettledrum - Kalmus Edition] (Paperback)
1985 - Symphony No 45 in F-sharp Minor [Farewell - Kalmus Edition] (Paperback)
1985 - Three Trios [Kalmus Edition] (Paperback)
1985 - Der Sturm [La Tempesta - Kalmus Edition - German Edition] (Paperback)
1985 - Violin Sonatas [Kalmus Edition] (Paperback)
1985 - Six Duos Op 102 [Kalmus Edition] (Paperback)
1985 - Symphony No 88 in G Major [Kalmus Edition] (Paperback)
1985 - Haydn Sonatas Volume II Nos 12-23 [Intermediate/Advanced Piano Solos - Kalmus Edition] (Paperback)
1985 - Symphony No 4 [Clock - Kalmus Edition] (Paperback)
1985 - Symphonies Nos 6-8 [Kalmus Edition] (Paperback)
1985 - The Seven Words of Christ [Kalmus Edition] (Paperback)
1985 - Echo [Kalmus Edition] (Paperback)