Available for pre-order starting today is Didier’s Ghez new art book on the concept artists that created the worlds within the classic Disney animated features.
They Drew as They Pleased: The Hidden Art of Disney’s Golden Age is the first volume in what should be a series of six. Volume 1 focuses on the 1930s (Albert Hurter, Ferdinand Horvath, Gustaf Tenggren and Bianca Majolie); Volume 2 and 3 on the 1940s (Volume 2 includes Kay Nielsen, Sylvia Holland, Retta Scott and David Hall); Volume 4 on the 1950s; Volume 5 on the ’60s and ’70s and Volume 6 on the ’80s and ’90s. Pixar’s Pete Docter writes the introduction in Volume 1.
“Each volume should be 208 pages long,” says author Ghez. “Eighty percent of the 400+ illustrations in Volume 1 have never been released before and the text is filled with new information which comes from humdreds of pages of never seen before documents, including the recently discovered diaries and correspondence of Ferdinand Horvath, the correspodence of Gustaf Tenggren, etc.”
This is one of the good ones – I’ve already ordered mine and I urge you to do the same.