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They Drew as They Pleased: The Hidden Art of Disney's Golden Age: The 1930s Hardcover – 8 Sep 2015

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books; 01 edition (8 Sept. 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1452137439
  • ISBN-13: 978-1452137438
  • Product Dimensions: 28.6 x 2.5 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 225,234 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Holiday Gift Guide Pick "Feast your eyes on the fantastic lost art of Disney's 1930s concept artists."
-Entertainment Weekly

Holiday Gift Guide Pick

"Didier Ghez has brought to light numerous discoveries, from early Jiminy Cricket designs by Albert Hurter to documents by Gustaf Tenggren for The Sorcerer's Apprentice With material culled from personal letters, journals and anecdotes from friends, family and coworkers, this unprecedented portrait of these artists comes to life, revealing how they helped shape the Walt Disney Studio, and how they continue to inspire us to this day."
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Holiday Gift Guide Pick "Feast your eyes on the fantastic lost art of Disney's 1930s concept artists."
-Entertainment Weekly

Holiday Gift Guide Pick

"This is a gem for film buffs and Disney enthusiasts looking for an absorbing title to fill out their collections."
-Library Journal

"Now, indefatigable Disney chronicler and aficionado Didier Ghez has dug even deeper for the first in a series of books, focusing on four key figures: Hurter, Ferdinand Horvath, Gustaf Tenggren, and Bianca Majolie. Their sketches, doodles, drawings, and paintings are inventive, whimsical, and sometimes breathtaking. Ghez sets their work into context with his informative essays. This is not the kind of book to be swallowed whole but savored."
-Leonard Maltin

"It's an important examination of Disney's key concept artists of the 1930s. The fact that it's also lavishly illustrated, well-written (loaded with new information) and entertaining is icing on the cake...buy this book."
- Jerry Beck, Cartoon Research

"If you're looking for in-depth Disney history, you honestly can't do better than Didier Ghez...If you have a plethora of Disney animation history books on your shelf, you probably have several images that are burnt into your mind, because you see them over and over. Not here. Thanks to Disney's ARL (i.e., Animation Research Library), you're going to be seeing art that the public has never, EVER seen before...'They Drew As They Pleased -- The Hidden Art of Disney's Golden Age: The 1930s' is a treasure, and a gift to future generations of art students."
-Jim Hill Media

"Early Walt Disney Studio animation has a special, glowing magic familiar to anyone who has seen classics such as 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' or 'Pinocchio.' Credit the Disney Story 'Department, and the artists 'including a woman, Bianca Majolie" whose stories and artwork are collected in a lovely coffee-table book..."
-Newsday

About the Author

Didier Ghez is the author of Disney’s Grand Tour and Disneyland Paris: From Sketch to Reality, and the editor of the Walt’s People book series. He lives in Florida. Pete Docter is vice president of creative at Pixar Animation Studios and the writer and director of Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out. He also directed the Academy Award®–winning feature films Monsters, Inc. and Up. He lives in Piedmont, California.


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