They Drew as They Pleased Vol. 4: The Hidden Art of Disney's Mid-Century Era
Disney x Chronicle Books, written by Didier Ghez. Foreword by Susan Glodberg and Eric Goldberg.
The 1950s and 1960s at The Walt Disney Studios marked unprecedented stylistic directions.
About the book:
The 1950s and 1960s at The Walt Disney Studios marked unprecedented stylistic directions brought on by the mid-century modern and graphic sensibilities of a new wave of artists. This volume explores the contributions of these heroes with special emphasis on the art of Lee Blair, Mary Blair, Tom Oreb, John Dunn, and Walt Peregoy. It includes never-before-seen images from Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, and Sleeping Beauty and discusses Disney’s first forays into television, commercials, space, and science projects—even the development of theme parks.
Drawing on interviews and revealing hundreds of rediscovered images that inspired Disney’s films during one of its most prolific eras, this volume captures the rich stories of the artists who brought the characters to life and helped shape the future of animation.
About the collection:
They Drew as They Pleased is a revealing and fascinating series of books about Disney's largely unexamined concept artists, with six volumes spanning the decades between the 1930s and 1990s.
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