Disney Animation: The Illusion of Life, is an acclaimed book by two of Disney’s Nine Old Men, Ollie Johnston and Frank Thomas. It is widely considered to be one of the best books ever published on the topic of character animation. It tops the list of “best animation books of all time” in a poll at AWN.
Totalling five hundred and seventy-six pages, a revised edition, with the inverted title The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation was published October 19, 1995. It contains four hundred eighty-nine plates in full color, and thousands of black and white illustrations ranging from storyboard sketches to entire animation sequences, all of which illustrate the exquisite art of Disney style animation. The philosophy of the Disney animators is expressed in the so-called 12 basic principles of animation.
The book gives many glimpses into the workings of the animation masters at Disney’s during the Golden Age of animation. It is a frequently used reference among professional animators.
Ismeretlen szerző - The Orange Fairy Book
Ehhez a könyvhöz nincs fülszöveg, de ettől függetlenül még rukkolható/happolható.
Dr. Seuss - The Cat in the Hat
Dr. Seuss was born Theodor Geisel in Springfield, Massachusetts on March 2, 1904. After attending Dartmouth College and Oxford University, he began a career in advertising. His advertising cartoons, featuring Quick, Henry, the Flit!, appeared in several leading American magazines.Dr. Seuss's first children's book, And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street, hit the market in 1937, and the world of children's literature was changed forever! In 1957, Seuss's The Cat in the Hat became the prototype for one of Random House's best- selling series, Beginner Books. This popular series combined engaging stories with outrageous illustrations and playful sounds to teach basic reading skills. Brilliant, playful, and always respectful of children, Dr. Seuss charmed his way into the consciousness of four generations of youngsters and parents. In the process, he helped kids learn to read. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1984 and three Academy Awards, Seuss was the author and illustrator of 44 children's books, some of which have been made into audiocassettes, animated television specials, and videos for children of all ages. Even after his death in 1991, Dr. Seuss continues to be the best-selling author of children's books in the world. Poor Dick and Sally. It's cold and wet and they're stuck in the house with nothing to do . . . until a giant cat in a hat shows up, transforming the dull day into a madcap adventure and almost wrecking the place in the process! Written by Dr. Seuss in 1957 in response to the concern that "pallid primers [with] abnormally courteous, unnaturally clean boys and girls' were leading to growing illiteracy among children, The Cat in the Hat (the first Random House Beginner Book) changed the way our children learn how to read.
Cristian Campos - Mireia Casanovas Soley - Manga Characters
From shonen to shojo, kodomo and sentai genres, this book is a visual and comprehensive guide of the main characters in contemporary manga, including cool teenagers, superheroes, female ninja and sci-fi pilots. This is an invaluable source of inspiration for aspiring comic book artists. Illustrated throughout with full color manga illustrations.
Alan Lee - The Lord of the Rings Sketchbook
A sumptuous large-format hardback containing sketches and paintings from the illustrated Lord of the Rings, together with brand new and previously unseen material. In this large-format hardback Alan Lee reveals in pictures and in words how he created the images in the authorised illustrated edition of The Lord of the Rings. These images would prove so powerful, matching perfectly with Tolkien's own vision, that they would eventually define the look of Peter Jackson's movie trilogy and earn Alan a coveted Academy Award. The book is filled with over 150 of his sketches and early conceptual pieces to show how the project progressed from idea to finished art. It also contains 20 colour paintings reproduced in full-page glory, together with numerous examples of his conceptual art produced for the films and brand new pieces drawn specially for this book. It also includes an exclusive foreword written by Sir Ian McKellen. _The_ _Lord_ _of_ _the_ _Rings_ _Sketchbook_ provides a fascinating insight into the imagination of the man who painted Tolkien's vision, firstly onto the page and then in three dimensions on the cinema screen. It will also be of interest to many of the 100,000 people who have bought the illustrated Lord of the Rings as well as for budding artists and illustrators interested in unlocking the secrets of book illustration.
Dr. Seuss - How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
The Grinch, whose heart is two sizes too small, hates Who-ville's holiday celebrations, and plans to steal all the presents to prevent Christmas from coming. To his amazement, Christmas comes anyway, and the Grinch discovers the true meaning of the holiday.
Michel Chion - David Lynch
Michel Chion's study of the film and television work of David Lynch has become, since its first English publication in 1995, the definitive book on one of America's finest contemporary directors. In this new edition Chion brings the book up-to-date to take into account Lynch's work in the past ten years, including the major features "Lost Highway, The Straight Story, and "Mulholland Drive. Newly redesigned and re-illustrated, "David Lynch is an indispensable companion.
Soren McCarthy - Cult Movies in Sixty Seconds
Presenting the information movie fans need about those films that the insiders seem to know and love, this handy guide to cult flicks offers perceptive and entertaining entries containing an outline of the plot, characters, and themes; insight into why the film is considered a classic; and essential little-known facts. Featuring such favorites as Barbarella, Betty Blue, Harold and Maude, Roger and Me, The Wickerman, and Withnail and I, this book highlights the best films from more than 50 years of movie making. Also explored are the qualities that make a film a cult movie and whether a film can be both cult and a box office hit.
Hans Günther Pflaum - German Silent Movie Classics
"It is reasonable to argue that the German cinema is a development of German Romanticism, and that modern technique merely lends visible form to Romantic fancies." Lotte H. Eisner: The Haunted Screen
Ismeretlen szerző - Walt Disney - Brother Bear
Based on the popular Disney movie, this imaginative book follows the adventures of Kenai, a young boy who slays the bear that killed his older brother. When Kenai is transformed into a bear himself, his other brother, Denahi, assumes Kenai has been killed by the bear and hunts him down, unaware that he’s pursuing his own brother. To save himself, Kenai forges an unlikely friendship with his natural enemy, a grizzly cub named Koda. Through this unlikely alliance, Kenai discovers that brotherhood is often found in the most unlikely places.
Ismeretlen szerző - Walt Disney - Lion King II
In this long-awaited sequel to the wildly popular The Lion King, Simba rules Pride Land with Nala at his side. Simba and Nala’s high-spirited daughter, Kiara, slips beneath the watchful eye of caretakers Timon and Pumbaa, and wanders into the forbidden land. There, she befriends lion cub Kovu, son of Zira and a banished follower of Scar. Kiara uncovers Zira’s plan to raise Kovu to overthrow Simba, and helps her father win back the Circle of Life. Young readers will learn about the importance of family bonds and loyalties.
Christopher Finch - James Earl Jones - The Art of The Lion King
A lavish celebration of The Lion King, the magnificent Disney animated feature film, The Art of The Lion King showcases the rarely seen spectrum of art created in the making of an animated film. Inspired by the panoramic majesty of the fiery sunrises, vast mountain ranges, savannahs, and velvet black nights of Africa, The Lion King was imagined and reimagined in a variety of media - from early conceptual material, beginning sketches of live animal models, to background paintings, layout drawings, and storyboards, to final art. The range of work portrayed gives an exciting look at the visual and stylistic development of the film. The lush array of artwork contained in these pages shows the evolution of The Lion King, including character development, animation, and final art. With a Foreword by James Earl Jones (the voice of Mufasa in the film), a poetic retelling of The Lion King story is woven throughout the visual gallery. Imagine Shakespeare's Hamlet reborn as a lion cub, and you have the exciting lead character of Disney's breathtaking new animated film The Lion King. Filled with lush full-color artwork (plus gatefolds) and a text that retells the tale, this lavish book is a beautiful keepsake of an unforgettable film experience. Foreword by James Earl Jones (the voice of Mufasa, Simba's father in the film).
Edmund Dulac - Edmund Dulac's Fairy-Book
Edmund Dulac (1882-1953) was a French book illustrator prominent during the so called "Golden Age of Illustration". He spent a very brief period at the Académie Julien in Paris in 1904 before moving to London. He then began an association with the Leicester Gallery and Hodder & Stoughton; the gallery would commission paintings from Dulac and then sell the rights to Hodder & Stoughton, who would publish the books while the gallery would sell the paintings. Books produced under this arrangement by Dulac include Stories from the Arabian Nights (1907), an edition of Shakespeare's The Tempest (1908), The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (1909), Stories from Hans Christian Andersen (1911) and Princess Badoura (1913). During World War I he contributed to relief books, including King Albert's Book, Princess Mary's Gift Book, and, unusually, his own Edmund Dulac's Picture Book for the French Red Cross (1915). After the war, the deluxe edition illustrated book became a rarity and Dulac's career in this field was over. His last such books were Edmund Dulac's Fairy Book (1916), the Tanglewood Tales (1918) and the exquisite The Kingdom of the Pearl (1920).
David Roberts - Dirty Bertie
Bertie's personal hygiene leaves a lot to be desired. He eats candy off the floor. He picks his nose. He gives the dog a furry lick hello. "No, Bertie! That's dirty, Bertie!" says his disgusted yet caring family. Will Bertie ever stop being so gross? In the spirit of David Shannon's Caldecott Honor book No, David!, Dirty Bertie teaches without preaching. David Roberts's hilarious illustrations and wacky-yet-wise story will have young readers laughing out loud--and promising never to be "dirty Bertie" again!
Kovács András Bálint - The cinema of Béla Tarr
The Cinema of Béla Tarr is a critical analysis of the work of Hungary’s most prominent and internationally best known film director, written by a scholar who has followed Bela Tarr’s career through a close personal and professional relationship for more than twenty-five years. András Bálint Kovács traces the development of Tarr's themes, characters, and style, showing that almost all of his major stylistic and narrative innovations were already present in his early films and that through a conscious and meticulous recombination of and experimentation with these elements, Tarr arrived at his unique style. The significance of these films is that, beyond their aesthetic and historical value, they provide the most powerful vision of an entire region and its historical situation. Tarr's films express, in their universalistic language, the shared feelings of millions of Eastern Europeans.
Ismeretlen szerző - The Blue Fairy Book
"Andrew Lang and his associates managed to break the stranglehold of the pious sentimentality handed out to children by collecting-from all over the world-fairy tales of all people, and bringing out the volumes we all know and love."-Kirkus Reviews The first installment of Andrew Lang's widely read classics and arguably his best known, The Blue Fairy Book has been admired time and time again, enchanting readers with its carefully crafted prose and eclectic assortment of fairy tales. Originally published in 1889, this collection of celebrated tales has stood the test of time. Some of the famous stories included are: Sleeping Beauty Rumpelstiltzkin Beauty and the Beast Hansel and Gretel Puss in Boots Goldilocks And many more!
Dennis Stock - Joe Hyams - James Dean: Fifty Years Ago
Like a restless ghost, James Dean (1921-1955) continues to haunt us. Though he died nearly 50 years ago, the enigmatic star of "East of Eden, Rebel without a Cause", and "Giant" still symbolizes the mystery and torment of adolescence, an image that his sudden, violent death fixed forever in the public mind. Magnum photographer Dennis Stock met Dean in Hollywood in 1954 and began to capture him on camera. Shot over a three-month period just as the young actor's star began to rise, these iconic photographs are the greatest pictures ever taken of Dean. Together with Stock's text and an introduction by Dean biographer Joe Hyams, the images provide an extraordinarily intimate view of the cult legend whose brooding good looks captivated fans by illuminating the troubled depths of his character. Published on the 50th anniversary of his death, this is the definitive photographic portrait of James Dean in both his professional and his private worlds, the real man behind the lingering legend.
Ismeretlen szerző - The Pink Fairy Book
The Pink Fairy Book contains 41 tales from Japan, Scandinavia, Sicily, Africa, and the Catalonian tradition. They range from such familiar stories as Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow-Queen" and "The Fir-Tree" to virtually unknown tales of the Tanuki, and unforgettable Japanese creatures; of the strange labors demanded by a generous troll; for the cruel treatment given lovely Maiden Bright-eye; and of many other people and happenings that are different enough to captivate young imaginations, but familiar enough so that boys and girls everywhere will listen and understand.
Ismeretlen szerző - The Green Fairy Book
42 tales from around the world, Germany Grimm, France de Caylus, Fenelon, Kletke, D'Aulnoy - The Blue Bird, Sylvain and Jocosa, Prince Narcissus, The Three Little Pigs, the Half-Chick - feature monsters, giants, and more. 100 illustrations.
Yehudi Menuhin - A király, a macska és a hegedű / The King, the Cat and the Fiddle
A jól ismert angol meseíró szövetkezett a 20. század egyik legnagyobb zeneművészével ennek a szívet melengető mesekönyvnek a megalkotására. Ennél a történetnél aligha lehet a gyerekek számára ügyesebben, érzékletesebben elmondani, hogy milyen nagy szerepe van a művészetnek a leghétköznapibb életünkben is. Nem elég, ha nem lyukas a tető, nem gurulnak el a koronaékszer gyöngyei, vagy nem fázunk. A testünk-lelkünk akkor is didereg, ha hiányzik az életünkből a szépség.