Hardcover, very good in like dustjacket, colour photographs, black & white illus., notes bibliography, index, 224pp. Artists who are featured include Walt Disney, Kay Nielsen, Albert Hurter, Mary Blair, Ty Wong and many more. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: For the first time ever, the lives and work of the "inspirational sketch" artists who created Disney's classic animated films have been chronicled from the thirties to the present, with never-before-revealed details about their lives and interactions with the studios.
Review: For the first time ever, noted animation historian and animator John Canemaker documents the lives and works of Disney's "inspirational sketch artists" from the 1930s to the present. These are the people who visualize all the details surrounding each character in the initial creative period before the grueling labor of animation begins. "Through daydreams and doodles, they attempt to 'find' the film." The happy result of these flights of fancy are dancing ostriches and personality-rich broomsticks. Drawings and paintings of Disney characters leap right off the pages of this lush book, where you'll find pastels from Fantasia, faux wood-cuts of the Seven Dwarfs, paintings of Alice in Wonderland, and hundreds of other delightful, rarely seen images.
The stories of artists such as Ty Wong, who created Bambi, and Bianca Majolie, the first woman to join the story department at Walt Disney (in 1935), are as provocative as their art. Canemaker does a fine job of placing the artists' lives and interactions with Disney studios in the historical context of modern art. Before the Animation Begins is a beautiful book.
Title: Before the Animation Begins: The Art and ...
Publisher: New York, Hyperion, 1996, 1st Edition.
Book Description Hyperion, 1997. Book Condition: Good. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In good all round condition. Dust Jacket in fair condition. Bookseller Inventory # 5927630
Book Description Hyperion, 1996. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP92090549
Book Description Disney Editions. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear, and the pages have only minimal creases. Bookseller Inventory # G0786861525I3N00
Book Description Hyperion, 1996. Book Condition: Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: John Canemaker is a tenured professor and director of the film animation program at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. In 2006, his film The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation won the Academy Award for best animated short. He has written numerous books on animation, including The Art and Flair of Mary Blair, Paper Dreams: The Art and Artists of Disney Storyboards, Before the Animation Begins: The Art and Lives of Disney Inspirational Sketch Artists, and Walt Disney's Nine Old men and the Art of Animation. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_usedgood_0786861525
Book Description Hyperion Books, New York, 1996. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. Unclipped jacket has moderate wear and no tears. Foxing to pastedown, feps and half-title page (including reverse). Also name and date to ffep - otherwise internally clean. Binding sound. 209pp Size: 300mm x 305mm. Bookseller Inventory # 012941
Book Description Hyperion, New York, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. In bright condition with a similar dust jacket Size: Large 4to. Bookseller Inventory # 053685
Book Description Book Condition: Good. Before the Animation Begins: The Art and Lives of Disney Inspirational Sketch Artists. Bookseller Inventory # Amz4801713
Book Description Hyperion, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition; First Printing. Book has slight twist, very light edgewear, small scuff mark to bottom page corners; DJ has mild shelfwear, several wrinkles and small creases, couple tiny nicks, 1/4" tear to rear flap; DJ in protective Brodart cover; 209 pages. Bookseller Inventory # AM1627
Book Description Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Used book in GOOD condition. Good enough to read. Binding in GOOD shape with no missing pages. Cover has visible wear. Markings, writings and highligtings inside the book. Text ONLY. Does NOT include accessories such as CD, DVD, access code etc. Fast Shipping. Prompt Customer Service. Satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # 0786861525GOA
Book Description U.S.A.: Hyperion, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Large Hardback- slight wear and creases to dj's extremities otherwise book in fine condition- Wonderful find! Due to size and weight of book unable to mail priority or out of the country!. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1469319783231