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The Art of Walt Disney: From Mickey Mouse to the Magic Kingdoms by  Christopher  Walt] FINCH - First Thus - 1995 - from Lorne Bair Rare Books and Biblio.com

The Art of Walt Disney: From Mickey Mouse to the Magic Kingdoms

by [DISNEY, Walt] FINCH, Christopher

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New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc, 1995. First Thus. Thick quarto (30.5cm). White publisher's cloth, stamped in foil, in white pictorial dustwrapper; 451pp. Minor scratches and wear to boards and dustwrapper, light soiling (particularly to extremities); interiors tight and clean. Near Fine. First published in 1973, this edition has been newly revised and updated for 1995. Features a comprehensive history of Walt Disney, his work, and his company, from the early Laugh-O-Gram days to the upcoming (at the time) features "The Hunchback of Notre Dame", "Hercules", and "Mulan". Text details the artistic and technical aspects of Disney films, accompanied by photo-illustrations in color and b/w, with concept/character art and sketches. Also covers live-action films (including those released by Touchstone), television productions, and theme parks.


The Art of Walt Disney: From Mickey Mouse to the Magic Kingdoms (also known as The Art of Walt Disney) is a book by Christopher Finch, chronicling the artistic achievements and history of Walt Disney and The Walt Disney Company. The original edition was published in 1973; revised and expanded editions were issued in 1975, 1995, 2004, and 2011. The newest edition of the book covers a broad history of the company and specific sections for movies, Pixar, live action and the Theme parks. The latest edition also includes a foreword by John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer of Disney who is currently on a six-month sabbatical after alleged misconduct. First published in 1973, by Harry N. Abrams, Inc, The Art of Walt Disney is one of the most successful and influential illustrated art books on American popular culture ever published. This book was the first to reveal the wealth of concept art, animation drawings, and archival material created in the course of animating films. Read more: Identifying first editions of The Art of Walt Disney: From Mickey Mouse to the Magic Kingdoms




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On Feb 20 2012, Kitab10 said:
  "I purchased two versions of this book for my son as a gift for his birthday. He saw it somewhere during a visit with family and wanted a copy. I haven't given it to him yet. There is another three weeks or so before his birthday. The book, at first glance appears to be as described. But I am unable to really get a look at it. My son is Autistic and watches my every move. I won't get to really look at it until I give it to him. It was shipped properly and appeared warned around the edges, a little smudged. But I could not really get a good look. The big thing will be if there is any writing in it. My son will not like that. I think that it was a good price for the book overall, from what I could see. I did not have any problems in receiving it."

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