Walt Disney’s Fantasia. With a Foreword by Leopold Stokowski, First Edition, Second Printing, 1940


Published in 1940 by Simon and Schuster. A very difficult to find, very beautiful art book, conceived by Walt Disney and the first of Disney's publishings designed for adults. Second printing of the first edition.

From the jacket:

"This is the book of Fantasia-Walt Disney's new full-length feature production. Just as the movie Fantasia represents an entirely new departure in the art of the motion picture, this book is a unique publishing venture. It is the first Disney book designed for adults, the first comprehensive record of Walt Disney's revolutionary contribution to contemporary art painting in motion.
Fantasia is a sort of symphony between book covers--a new and exhilarating form of entertainment for the printed page conceived by Walt Disney and worked out by him in collaboration with a distinguished company of writers, artists, and musicians.

The gay, sparkling and informative text for this book has been written by Deems Taylor. The foreword was written by Leo pold Stokowski, who conducted the famous Philadelphia Orchestra in the score of the motion picture. The great musicians whose masterpieces have inspired this book include Bach, Beethoven, Schubert, Moussorgsky, Tchaikovsky, Dukas, Ponchielli, and Stravinsky.

Finally, in this book you will find a magnificent gallery of Disney pictures, most of them in color- a few in black and white."

Dust jacket worn at edges with creasing and small tears. Wear to jacket hinges, scuffing on jacket covers. Jacket protected by removable mylar cover. Book is clean and unmarked with sound binding.

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