Hollywood Sketchbook

Hollywood Sketchbook : A Century of Costume Illustration

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The very first book on the subject of costume illustration for the movies, Hollywood Sketchbook, contains over 500 previously unpublished drawings. More than just pretty pictures, each drawing provides a blueprint for the creation of a costume and a character. This gorgeous volume affords the viewer a rare peek inside the portfolios of a century of costume designers and illustrators including Theadora Van Runkle (Bonnie and Clyde, The Godfather: Part II), Piero Tosi (The Leopard, Death in Venice), and Travis Banton (Scarlet Empress, Blonde Venus). Academy Award-nominated costume designer Deborah Nadoolman Landis follows-up her acclaimed Dressed: A Century of Hollywood Costume Design, to showcase the artistry of costume illustrators and designers from silent film to today's blockbusters.
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  • Hardback | 600 pages
  • 238 x 314 x 44mm | 3,361.1g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • Harper Design International
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 500 Colour and Black and White
  • 0061984965
  • 9780061984969
  • 301,102

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Hollywood Sketchbook is the first volume published on costume design illustration for the movies. This groundbreaking book celebrates one hundred years of the costume designers' and costume illustrators' contributions to the art of cinematic storytelling. Costume designer Deborah Nadoolman Landis offers us a unique perspective on the art and importance of the costume drawing. During her years of practice and research, Professor Landis has discovered a wealth of never-before-seen original sketches, published here for the first time, along with a comprehensive array of first-person anecdotes from collectors, archivists, illustrators, and designers. Whether the film, costume designer, or star was significant or successful did not factor into the criteria for choosing the sketches in this book. Every drawing had a chance to be included on its own merit as a work of art. Featuring a comprehensive introduction that contextualizes the rigors of costume design and a filmography that details the career highlights of each artist, Hollywood Sketchbook is the perfect gift for any lover of fine art, costume design, and the movies.
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About Deborah Nadoolman Landis

Deborah Nadoolman Landis is the David C. Copley Chair and the Founding Director of the David C. Copley Center for Costume Design at the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television. She is an Academy Award-nominated costume designer of Coming to America (1988) and many other films, including Animal House (1978), The Blues Brothers (1980), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), and Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' (1983). Professor Landis served as a two-term president of the Costume Designer's Guild, Local 892, of which she has been a member for more than thirty-five years. She is the author of Screencraft/Costume Design (2003), 50 Designers/50 Costumes: Concept to Character (2004), Dressed: A Century of Hollywood Costume Design (2007), FilmCraft/Costume Design (2012), and Hollywood Costume (2012). Landis has a Ph.D. in the history of design from the Royal College of Art, London.
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