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Design (Walt Disney Animation Studios: The Archive Series)

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Whether it consists of quick sketches on a lunch counter napkin, elaborate paintings in oils or watercolors, or dazzling computer renderings, the unparalleled creative process of Disney artists is lavishly showcased in Design, the third volume of The Walt Disney Animation Studios - The Archive Series. Among the incredible talents featured in this volume are Albert Hurter, ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published November 23rd 2010 by Disney Editions
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Jul 19, 2015 Liz rated it it was amazing

I found myself stopping and wishing I could take a page out and frame it quite a few times. The Fantasia and Beauty and the Beast sections especially struck me; the latter because it's my favorite and the former because it was just so, so lovely.

It was also really interesting to see the variations of character art side by side—all the different Ursulas!—as well as the wide array of medium used.

A great addition to any Disney collection.
Jul 24, 2015 Stephanie rated it it was amazing
This book is absolutely stunning. I am so glad that I purchased it! Seeing the different artists view of movies I know so well was interesting. I found myself wanting to see movies in their styles, most specifically any movie Mary Blair did artwork for.

I also want so many of these drawings on my wall! I love all this art and highly recommend to any true Disney fan.
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Feb 10, 2011 Monet St. Louis rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own, art-books
this book has so many beautiful concept designs for past and future disney movies, going from mickey himself...all the way to tangled. I have always loved concept art, and this book was like a kid in a candy store for me!
Dec 05, 2012 Parka rated it it was amazing

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Of the three books from The Archive Series, this is my favourite. It covers design or the concept art for animated films.

This 256-page hardcover is filled with beautiful character designs, background paintings and storyboards. There are Mary Blair's paintings, wonderful layouts from Hans Bacher, the Lilo and Stitch drawings from Chris Sanders, pastel colour scripts from Bolt animated films and more. The art here is way more colourful than the previous two volum
Paul Astell
Feb 04, 2014 Paul Astell rated it really liked it
Shelves: favourites, animation
The Archive Series is a wonderful selection of four books, focusing on the Animation, Layout and Background, Story and Design of Disney features.

This one, Design, is arguably the most rewarding of the set, if you are only looking to buy one. It consists of a selection of concept artwork for Disney features (including some shorts), running from 1928 up to 2010. Several prominent Disney artists including Eyvind Earle, Mary Blair and Glen Keane are featured. The evolution of the character designs i
Dec 07, 2011 Tor rated it it was amazing
This book is amazing. I loved looking at all the sketches(I especially love looking at sketches), and the design process.
The only thing that made me a little sad was that I couldn't find any art work for Treasure Planet or Atlantis.
But there was a page for The Emperors New Groove.
And the art work for Tangled was a little disappointing. I was hoping to see some art that wasn't included in the Art of Tangled...but it was still nice. :)
I love looking through this book. It's really inspirational.
Aug 03, 2014 Vimacone rated it it was amazing
Shelves: disney-history
Another collection of Disney art straight from the archives. This one focuses on inspirational sketches by people like Mary Blair and Albert Hurter. These are great collections, only it leaves me wondering what else is in the Disney Archives.
Aug 23, 2016 Sarah rated it really liked it
Would have been nice to see more of the concept art work for the different films in this book. Instead you get one to two pieces for each film. Still, very nice art work.
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