Design: The Archive Series
Walt Disney Animation Studios
Disney Editions, 2010 (2010)
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Reviewed by Bob Walch
art of the series of oversized volumes that showcases the art work of nearly thirty of the Disney studio's artists, this collection includes sketches on napkins, elaborate paintings in oils or watercolors and dazzling computer renderings.
ocked away in the Walt Disney Animation Research Library, this series provides the rare opportunity to see some of the concept art that influenced the studio's classic films.
long with the full page color plates you'll find larger fold-outs that feature not only settings but also characters from a wide selection of cartoons and feature length films.
eginning with some development sketches of Mickey and Minnie Mouse from 1928, the anthology covers early works such as
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
. More recent feature films include
The Jungle Book
side from a short introduction by John Lasseter, there is no text accompanying the art. The art does all the talking in this visual banquet!
es, it is pricey, but when you see the art and realize that this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own such a collector's volume, you'll agree that at twice the price this book would be a bargain!
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