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Poster Art of the Disney Parks (A Disney Parks Souvenir Book) Hardcover – September 11, 2012


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 1 and up
  • Series: A Disney Parks Souvenir Book
  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Disney Editions (September 11, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1423124111
  • ISBN-13: 978-1423124115
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 0.8 x 14.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #42,751 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author


DANNY HANDKE makes the magic at Walt Disney Imagineering as an Associate Show Producer for the Tokyo Disney Resort, Disney Cruise Line, and Hong Kong Disneyland portfolios. His creative talents have been utilized on many exciting projects and attractions worldwide, including Goofy's Paint n' Play House and Monsters, Inc. Ride & Go Seek! at Tokyo Disneyland; Mickey & Friends' Greeting Trails and Village Greeting Place at Tokyo DisneySea; Goofy Golf on the Disney Dream; AquaLab on the Disney Fantasy; and numerous other attractions unannounced at this time. He also designed an attraction poster for Mr. Toad's Wild Ride that is currently being showcased in Disneyland Park.

VANESSA HUNT is a Disney Imagineer and a lifelong Disney aficionado. Her education is in art history, and she is part of the group responsible for the more than 100,000 pieces of original artwork preserved in the Art Library at Walt Disney Imagineering. She has been curator of several Imagineering exhibits featuring the works of many of the Imagineering legends, and she has consulted for The Walt Disney Family Museum. Vanessa has also contributed her skills as a researcher of Disney and California history to the Disney California Adventure Buena Vista Street team.

Customer Reviews

Thanks tony for this great book!
M. Lage
As a designer and Disney fan, this book offers a wonderful tour of some of the best Disney Parks poster designs.
A. Pinney
Vivid colors and presented in a large size.
diznicrazi

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By GA on April 10, 2013
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If you love the parks and are nostalgic for the days when Disney's mid-century graphic artists were some of the best in the world, you will enjoy this book. I only gave it four stars, however, because:

- There are no artist bios at all! Not ONE single page devoted to Bjorn Aaronson or Sam McKim? Heck, there isn't even a picture of an artist in the whole book. Why? This is a shocking omission I hope the authors remedy for future editions, because without insight into the creators, you gain no real understanding of the artistic process.

- It needs more concept art and fewer modern posters. Again, the concept art gives you a window into the process and teases the reader with "what could have been." I know the Disney vaults contain thousands of these preliminary sketches, so why not include at least one example with every iconic poster? I would much see see more examples of this than some of the poorly drawn Toyko DisneySea posters (what were they thinking with the Mermaid Lagoon Theater poster?).

In all, a good book to help you retain that Disney feeling, but one which falls short of its true potential.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By diznicrazi on September 12, 2012
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Waited what seemed like forever this title to come out. It was well worth the wait! Vivid colors and presented in a large size. I have always loved Disney posters and artwork and to have a huge number in this book is awesome! This is a must have for all Disney fans. Thanks to the creators and authors for a great, well thought out and well presented collectible!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By David Kruschke on September 11, 2012
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Loved it but many of my favorite posters were not given the full page treatment.
Binding and printing are top notch. The colors look beautiful.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Griffin Collins on September 25, 2012
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Just wanted to say that I thought this was a great book. Now two things you should keep in mind, when I ordered it off Amazon, it didn't come wrapped in plastic or anything. So when it came, there were some little nicks and scrapes on the dust jacket. Nothing too bad, or enough to make me return it. But you should be aware of that. Also, most of the art inside is for Magic Kingdom only. I guess they just don't make a lot of posters for the other parks; Epcot, AK, DHS. Would rate it a 3.5 overall. Definitely worth it if you get it cheaper then the cover price of $40.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Mindful Consumer on September 11, 2012
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i have always loved the vintage disney posters, and when i saw this book available for pre-order, i jumped all over it!

the size is PERFECT! approximately 11x14, the size is perfect to showcase the posters to full effect, even when not full-page.

the chapters are listed as follows:

one: here you leave today...
two: main street, u.s.a.
three: adventureland
four: new orleans square and liberty square
five: frontierland
six: fantasyland
seven: tomorrowland
eight: tokyo disneysea
nine: disney california adventure

one thing, right off the bat, that i loved, was seeing the juxtapostion of the different posters for the same attractions from the different parks. it is lovely to see how nuanced the art can become from one country to the next. it is also helpful that under each poster it shows which park the poster was designed for, as well as the artist and the year it was made.

the pages and binding are top notch. the book smells GREAT! a lot of the full-page posters would be more than suitable for framing. some of the stand out images are as follows:

p.16: main street railroad poster in pastel pink
p.34: swiss family treehouse (the colors are vibrant and beautiful)
p.41: indiana jones adventure, temple of the forbidden eye (AWESOME!)
p.44: adventure isle, disneyland paris (now THIS would have been worth buying the book for all by itself!)
p.67: phantom manor, disneyland paris (another shining example of how the same attraction differs from park to park)
p.78: storybook land canal boats (the first attraction i worked at disneyland many years ago...happy memories)
p.105: disneyland monorail mark vii (a new poster created in 2008)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Camille on January 28, 2014
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The pictures are amazing and vivid of the Disney Parks poster art from around the world. I enjoy the posters for restaurants and things that are now gone. There is a bonus double sided poster in the back you can tear out and frame too.
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This Disney Editions large-format book is a beautiful volume (their best yet) and this should be a 5-star review. But I sit down to write this review just before driving to the UPS Store to return a damaged or defective copy of this book . . . (deep breath) . . . for the 5th time!

Am I a picky customer? You bet! This is not a paperback copy of a Steven Hunter novel that I'm going to read on the beach, and then donate to Goodwill . . . This is a collectible book, and it should be inspected for defects, then packaged carefully, and shipped so that it arrives in perfect condition. Somehow, achievement of that goal eluded Amazon's "booksellers" after five attempts.

This review is intended as a cautionary tale for collectors expecting a brand new, undamaged book in perfect condition. If that's you, buy it at The Disney Store or The Art of Disney store, where pride in selling their own product, and handling by true merchandising professionals will assure your satisfaction.
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