Sunday, December 06, 2020

I just received a copy of Charles Solomon's excellent new book, The Disney Princess - A Celebration of Art and Creativity, released recently by Chronicle Books.

There is more text and a larger variety of illustrations than in Charles' previous books and this volume will, I feel, satisfy both the wider audience and knowledgeable Disney history enthusiasts.

I am glad to add it to my large collection of reference books (although I probably would have recommended removing the glitter that the publisher decided to add on the book's pages). Paul Felix's caricature of Charles at the end and the dedication to Howard Green at the beginning are the cherries on the cake from my standpoint.

1 comment:

M. KIrby said...

Hello Didier

Wish I could share your enthusiasm for this book, as I was really looking forward to it.

Unfortunately too much of this is either deja vu from Charles Solomon's other books on Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty etc. or recycled material from other printed sources.

As for the text, the Cinderella section for example includes long opinions from a number of current animation personalities. That may be fine for a puff piece on a Disney DVD promo supplemental, or to fill in time on a cable news show, but not for a serious history book.