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Before the Animation Begins: The Art and Lives of Disney Inspirational Sketch Artists


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Description

From the publisher:

Born from daydreams, meditations on color, character and form, and sheer inventiveness, Disney's pioneering animated films begin in the imagination of the "inspirational sketch" artist. Allowed to work with an unprecedented degree of creative freedom, these talented painters, designers, and illustrators attempt to conjure the "look" of a film - the appearance of characters, the action's locale, the mood, and the use of color; in short, the film's aura and feel. The result is some of the most beautiful and intriguing art to come out of the Disney studios. For the first time ever, noted animation historian John Canemaker chronicles the lives and work of the inspirational sketch artists from the thirties to the present, situating them in the history of modern art and analyzing their lives and interactions with the studio (and Walt Disney himself).

Includes full chapters on Albert Hurter, Ferdinand Horvath, Kay Nielsen, Gustaf Tenggren, Joe Grant, Mary Blair, Eyvind Earle, David Hand, Tyrus Wong, and Ken Anderson, as well as several others.

Features

John Canemaker

Condition & Attributes

Very Good+ in Near Fine dustjacket (hinges somewhat loose, interior Fine, text block solid)

Creators

John
Canemaker

Publishing Information

New York
Hyperion
1996
1st
9780786861521

Physical Description

12.2 inches
12 inches
xiv, 210 pages
over 300 color illustrations
hardcover
cloth
English