Designing Disney

Designing Disney

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by John Hench, Peggy Van Pelt
     
 

Designing Disney sets into history and puts into context the extraordinary contributions of the late John Hench, who, at the age of 94, still came into his office at Imagineering each day. His principles of theme park design, character design, and use of color made him a legendary figure, not only for Disney fans but

Overview


Designing Disney sets into history and puts into context the extraordinary contributions of the late John Hench, who, at the age of 94, still came into his office at Imagineering each day. His principles of theme park design, character design, and use of color made him a legendary figure, not only for Disney fans but also for students and aficionados of architecture, engineering, and design.

Designing Disney reveals the magic behind John's great discoveries and documents his groundbreaking in several key areas: "Design Philosophy" examines the values, attitudes, aesthetics, and logic that went into the original concepts for Disney theme parks. In "The Art of the Show" and "The Art of Color," Hench reveals the essence of what makes the parks work so well. And in "The Art of Character," he lets the reader in on the how and why of the Disney characters' inherent popularity-their timeless human traits, archetypal shape and gestures that suggest these qualities graphically, and their emotional resonance in our lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423119159
Publisher:
Disney Press
Publication date:
01/06/2009
Series:
A Walt Disney Imagineering Book Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
10.76(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.28(d)

Meet the Author


The late John Hench, a true Disney legend, came into his office at Imagineering each day, well into his ninety-fifth year. Although he passed away in 2004, his legacy continues to play an integral role in the design of Disney theme parks and attractions-just as he himself did more than fifty years ago when Walt enlisted him as one of his closest colleagues and confidants.

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Designing Disney 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Maxsmomamy More than 1 year ago
This book is just lovely. It's small, so not really considered a true "coffee table" book, but it sure belongs there. The colored pencil illustrations alone are worthy of keeping it in arms reach and off the shelf. John Hench is the mastermind behind many well loved Disney attractions including Space Mountain, shops on Main Street, The Carousel of Progress just to name a few. Aside from the illustrations, Hench goes into detail the thought behind each attraction- the colors, natural draw, landscape, flow pattern. He also discusses attractions that once were and some that were never built or were built very different from their humble beginnings on the concept floor. This book is a treasure and would be greatly appreciated by any Disney fan.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is an excellent gift or coffee table book for anyone who enjoys art or the history of Disney.
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