Sunday, August 15, 2010

Another book I had the pleasure to receive last week was The Imagineering Field Guide to Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Like all of the previous volumes in the series it is an excellent book that should have been much, much bigger. It features very interesting behind the scenes information, but is even more valuable for the large quantity of renderings it contains. Unfortunately those renderings are too small to enjoy properly. I admit that I am in awe of Bryan Jowers', Frank Armitage's, Nina Rae Vaughn's and Collin Campbell's paintings and that I would have liked to see them as full A4 illustrations not in a stamp-like format. Oh well.

The book is still worth picking up, for those great illustrations and for never-seen-before abandoned projects like the Keystone Kops attraction on page 43.

In summary: With a few reservations, a "must have" for Disney park enthusiasts.

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