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Marc Davis: Walt Disney's Renaissance Man (Disney Editions Deluxe) Hardcover – October 7, 2014


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Product Details

  • Series: Disney Editions Deluxe
  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Disney Editions (October 7, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1423184181
  • ISBN-13: 978-1423184188
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 0.8 x 12.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,142 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Contributing writers: John Canemaker, Bob Kurtz, Andreas Deja, Glen Keane, Pete Docter, Charles Solomon, Marty Sklar, Don Hahn, Paula Sigman Lowery, Mindy Johnson, Randy Haberkamp


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Huge Marc Davis fan!
Dale Hopson
I pre-ordered it, If I had actually seen it I would have passed, not much Pirates, less Haunted Mansion, no Country Bears...really?
Someone
I am happy to add this to my collection.
B. Laughlin

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Antigone on October 11, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Having seen the special Marc Davis Exhibit at the Disney Family Museum in the San Francisco Presidio, this book became even more precious.
My family admired Marc Davis' art for many, many years. He was a very generous man. He granted an interview to my father who had hoped to work for Disney as an illustrator.
Unfortunately, that did not happen, but I still recall the day, after World War II. in the early 50's when our refugee family was welcomed into his home one afternoon.
The book is a fitting tribute to him; very well done.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Parka TOP 50 REVIEWER on November 17, 2014
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Marc Davis is certainly one of the master animator and draftsman Disney has ever hired. He has worked on iconic characters such as Cinderella, Alice (in Wonderland), Tinker Bell, Maleficent and Cruella De Vil.

This book is a retrospect of his work and the influence he has over other artists. I was actually expecting some sort of biography but there's only a short two-page worth of text on his life and career written by veteran animation writer John Canemaker. The rest of the text are essays from Davis peers and those who know him, such as Andreas Deja, Glen Keane, Pete Docter, Charles Solomon, Don Hahn and others. Reading about Marc Davis through the account of other animators and artists is still every bit as engaging.

There's also a chapter written by Marc Davis himself based on excerpts of his notes for an unpublished books. This chapter talks about anatomy of motion and provides some drawing tips.

The pictures in the book is a mixture of photographs of Davis and his family, him at work, personal sketches, animation artworks from Disney and his paintings. His sketches are lively and the designs are always clear. The characters have their characteristic stance that really brings out their personalities.

Besides the pencil sketches, there are also coloured design drawings he did for Disney theme parks. The back portion of the book features his paintings which are not too animation-looking like, but gives us an idea of his personal expression. Last chapter is on his wife Alice Davis with some accompanying artworks from her as well.

This book has been getting some flak from other reviewers who commented on the lack of more pictures.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pome Granate on November 12, 2014
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As the only book out there showcasing Marc Davis's incredible work, it's worth owning. The pictures are high quality, and it covers many different aspects of his work, including sketches, concept art for Disney films and parks, personal paintings and even some hand-drawn valentines for his wife, the talented Alice Davis (we also get to see a teensy bit of her work). There are quite a few photos as well.

BUT . . . it only gets three stars. And I was tempted to give it two, because it could have been so much more comprehensive. I hope Disney will release a much larger book (or a series?) that contains a more complete view of Mr. Davis' extensive work. While you're at it, Disney, how about a better book on Mary Blair's art? And a book on the work of Alice Davis?

But don't let your current publishing team do it. They don't seem to have a clue on how to make a book featuring an artist's work (ironically). Hire Taschen, they're excellent.
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22 of 32 people found the following review helpful By E. Sixh on October 7, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Bought this at Barnes and nobles in New York and I'm actually pretty disappointed, Knowing how much great work Marc Davis has done over the years with Disney and WED imagineering, this book don't show 5 percent of the great drawings he has accomplished.
The first 25% of the book is drawings of anatomical figures and drawing techniques (though its drawn by Davis) this is highly uninteresting when the Books title gives you the impression that you are going to be led into the Imagineering.
The words in the book is a good read on the other hand, but if you want it for the picture work, i would not recommend it.
I Have worked with Davis' sketches in the Disney archives and know that there are much more interesting work to show that this in this book.
I think its a shame, because He is my ALL-time favourite, and so extremely talented, and this book is not honouring him, it reminds me of a 90's art book with lack of pictures and colors.
Buy it for the read, its a must have for a library you read from, but not a coffee table book.
I'm sorry Davis, You should have made it yourself.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R. A Antounian on November 1, 2014
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For a relatively short read, this book is well edited and curated to celebrate a modern master. Written by legendary artists and historians, it leaves you with insight and inspiration. Although it's heavily covered with images of Marc's artwork, it's hard to just call it a picture book, not even a coffee table book, but I would still say it belongs right next to The Illusion of Life on your bookshelf!

Side Note: This is not a big book, and is not an anthology to cover all the best work he's done, namely for the Disney work he's known for. It is essentially an introduction to the man as an artist.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By B. Laughlin on October 21, 2014
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This is a nicely made book with a good cross section of Marc Davis's artwork. The book has hundreds of examples of Marc's sketches, watercolor and oil paintings and beautiful two-page examples of his fine art. I am happy to add this to my collection.
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