The Art of Walt Disney from Mickey Mouse to the Magic Kingdom, Christopher Finch, Harry N Abrams, 1973

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Published in 1973 by Harry N Abrams. First Edition, cloth hardcover with clear, printed, mylar jacket and Mickey Mouse with paint can elements on separate, thick board.

"This is the only full account of Disney's career to benefit from free access to the Walt Disney archives. The author conducted dozens of interviews with past and present Disney employees and selected hundreds of previously unpublished drawings, paintings, and photographs for inclusion in this book. The basic techniques of animation are explained, and varied examples of story sketches, layouts, animation drawings, and background paintings all the elements that go into the making of an animated film. are illustrated.
Many film stills and documentary photographs enrich the story, and we learn how film-making skills were adapted to aid in the design of the parks, bringing to life unexpected combinations of nostalgia and electronics.
Christopher Finch's text details Disney's career and the history of the Disney Studio while providing a critical commentary on his major films and other enter-prises. Peter Blake discusses Disneyland and Walt Disney World, including their implications for architects and city planners (Disney's as yet uncompleted plans include an experimental "City of Tomorrow").
A comprehensive index makes the information easily available."

13.5" x 11" x 2"

Mylar jacket rubbed on back with tear at corner. Mickey Mouse with paint can elements on cover flecked with small white spots. Wear to edges. Book pages clean and unmarked.

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