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The Art of Walt Disney: From Mickey Mouse to the Magic Kingdoms
     

The Art of Walt Disney: From Mickey Mouse to the Magic Kingdoms

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by Christopher Finch
 

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Hardcover, jacketed book detailing how Walt Disney built the company and the studios.

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Hardcover, jacketed book detailing how Walt Disney built the company and the studios.

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Library Journal
The Art of Walt Disney was first published in 1973. This major revision (some 50 percent of the text is new, with 200 new illustrations) carries the Disney story up to such current feature films as Pocahontas and even stories in production like The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Finch (The Art of the Lion King, Hyperion, 1994) also continues his exploration of Disney's nonanimated enterprises: the live-action films, television productions, and Disney theme parks in the United States, Japan, and France. As one would expect, excellent full-color illustrations abound, although the type size has been reduced in comparison with the first edition, presumably for reasons of economy. Solomon (The History of Animation, LJ 12/95) takes a vertical approach to the Disney phenomenon, concentrating on the fascinating world of Disney-animated features that were never released for a variety of reasons. In doing so he draws on the resources of the studio's Animation Research Library, where he was able to take advantage of countless detailed drawings and notes preserved even for productions that never came to fruitiona common practice at Disney. In this volume the Disney connoisseur will learn about Disney projects like Chanticleer and Reynard, as well as a curious collaborative venture undertaken by Disney and Salvador Dali. Disney propaganda, training, and entertainment films made during World War II are detailed in one of the most fascinating chapters. Few Disney fans would associate the animation giant with such films as Four Methods of Flush Riveting or Prostitution and the War. As contributions to the history of animation, both volumes are essential for academic and American studies collections. Public libraries with limited budgets may opt for Finch's more broadly appealing book.Janice Zlendich, California State Univ. Lib., Fullerton

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810980525
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
08/01/1983
Pages:
458
Product dimensions:
10.79(w) x 13.49(h) x 1.89(d)

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Art of Walt Disney 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very very nice. Came as expeded. Though the shipping to my home was long but it was worth the wait.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
For people who admire Disney's work and for those who don't this is a great book. Walt's work can not fit in any book, but this one managed to explain and decribe his work in a best possible way. You won't find many information on Walt's personal life, but the book is called The ART of Walt Disney. Lots of photos of original drawings, cels, backgrounds are included, which makes the text you read easy to understand and see it in reality. A must have for anyone who cares about culture, because Disney has changed the culture and this book explains it accurately. After reading this book, Disney admirers will just love his art more and those who are not, will become.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is packed with photographs, drawings and artwork from Walt Disney's life and from the Walt Disney Company. In addition to the all the images, there is a lot of good information about Walt Disney and the Disney Company in the text. Even the cover of this book is well done and attractive. Anyone could feel proud to have this book sitting on his or her coffee table. The book was well researched and contains a lot of historical information about Walt Disney and the Disney Company. In terms of information on Walt, it is not as complete as some of the biographies of Disney that I read. However, it is a very good overview of Disney's life and a good chronology of the Disney Company. I appreciated the way that the artwork was coordinated with the text and well explained. There is artwork and photographs from Disney¿s very early days all the way through to the 1990s. The author did not seem to miss anything in this book. I highly recommend this book to anyone that enjoys the art of Walt Disney and the Disney Company and would like to know both a little better.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was just great, I was never so touched in my life!!!!!!!!~
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is packed with photographs, drawings and artwork from Walt Disney¿s life and from the Walt Disney Company. In addition to the all the images, there is a lot of good information about Walt Disney and the Disney Company in the text. Even the cover of this book is well done and attractive. Anyone could feel proud to have this book sitting on his or her coffee table. The book was well researched and contains a lot of historical information about Walt Disney and the Disney Company. In terms of information on Walt, it is not as complete as some of the biographies of Disney that I read. However, it is a very good overview of Disney¿s life and a good chronology of the Disney Company. I appreciated the way that the artwork was coordinated with the text and well explained. There is artwork and photographs from Disney¿s very early days all the way through to the 1990s. The author did not seem to miss anything in this book. I highly recommend this book to anyone that enjoys the art of Walt Disney and the Disney Company and would like to know both a little better.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book for my son whom is a disneyland fan,up to this day he still read this book