The Art of the Disney Golden Books

The Art of the Disney Golden Books

Book rating: 05 Hardback Welcome Books (Disney Editions)

By (author) Charles Solomon

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  • Publisher: Disney Publishing Worldwide
  • Format: Hardback | 162 pages
  • Dimensions: 241mm x 289mm x 33mm | 1,179g
  • Publication date: 4 August 2014
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 142316380X
  • ISBN 13: 9781423163800
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 55,186

Product description

This text celebrates a legacy that has now thrived for more than eighty years and continues to influence new generations of artists and filmmakers. Through interviews with contemporary animators who recall tracing the characters in their childhood Disney Golden books, paintings by artists who influenced and inspired the Disney Golden book illustrations, and a generous complement of Golden book artwork - much of which was thought to have been lost until very recently - the rich tradition of the series is explored in this volume.

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Charles Solomon is an internationally respected critic and historian of animation. He has written on the subject for TheNew York Times, TV Guide, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Los Angeles Times, Modern Maturity, Film Comment, and The Hollywood Reporter. His books include Tale As Old As Time: The Art and Making of Beauty and the Beast; Disney Lost and Found, The Prince of Egypt: A New Vision in Animation, The Disney That Never Was, and Enchanted Drawings: The History of Animation, which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and the first film book to be nominated for a National Book Critics' Circle Award.

Customer reviews

By Lois Romanowicz 05 Oct 2014 5

I had great pleasure in delving into the pages of this beautifully made book. The paper quality and the images are well-reproduced. Like many others, the Golden Books were an integral part of childhood. I would always pick them up before going to bed and felt thrills of exhilaration whenever a new one came along
When this book arrived on my door step the product looked far better than it was in the pictures. Overall it exceeded my expectations. The jacket has a nice shine (not the cheap kind)
The pictures took up entire pages and mingled with the text made browsing the pages a real treat.
It highlights the beginnings of the Golden books, describes some of the particularly prolific artists who used it and their particularly styles, how the Golden books are being created these days and in particular their iconic status as favorites among the young and the young at heart

However it would've been nice to include more work by other artists and more of the Golden Books. I felt that the more popular works had more exposure and space, and that some books had barely a page represented here. But as with all books, if it was a comprehensive tome then it would be perfect