Art Directors in Cinema: A Worldwide Biographical Dictionary

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More than 300 designers: pioneers from the silents, designers from Hollywood and Europe's Golden Ages, Asian figures, post-Golden Age personalities, leaders of the New Waves, and many contemporary designers. Biographical information, an analysis of career and important films, and an extensive filmography.
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Overview

More than 300 designers: pioneers from the silents, designers from Hollywood and Europe's Golden Ages, Asian figures, post-Golden Age personalities, leaders of the New Waves, and many contemporary designers. Biographical information, an analysis of career and important films, and an extensive filmography.
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Covering film history from its beginnings through the mid-1990s, the dictionary includes biographies of all the major and many of the minor figures of the craft from the US, Europe, and Asia. Since credits for art direction during Hollywood's Golden Age could be arbitrary (more often than not the actual designer for a film was not given screen credit), the credits in this reference are a selected composite of credits from numerous sources, including other published references, and data from film archives such as those of the American Film Institute Library. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786437719
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/25/2008
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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Often forgotten among the actors, directors, producers and others associated with filmmaking, art directors are responsible for making movies visually appealing to audiences. As such they sometimes make the difference between a hit and a bomb.

This biographical dictionary includes not only the world's great and almost-great artists, but the unjustly neglected film designers of the past and present. Among the more than 300 art directors and designers are pioneers from silent films, designers from Hollywood and Europe's Golden Ages, Asian figures, post-Golden Age personalities, leaders of the European and American New Waves, and many contemporary designers. Each entry consists of biographical information, an analysis of the director's career and important films, and an extensive filmography including mentions of Academy Award nominations and winners.

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