Designs on Film: A Century of Hollywood Art Direction

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Price
$75.00  $69.75
Publisher
It Books
Publish Date
Pages
400
Dimensions
10.6 X 9.1 X 1.2 inches | 4.2 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780060881221

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About the Author

Cathy Whitlock is an interior designer, journalist, and the author ofRe-de-sign. She is a contributing writer for Traditional Home and The Huffington Post and her design, film, lifestyle, and celebrity profiles have appeared in American Airlines Celebrated Living, Architectural Digest, Glamour (UK), and Veranda magazine, among others. Her blog, Cinema Style, chronicles the world of art direction in film. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

The Art Directors Guild is the successor to several organizations, the earliest formed in 1924 in Hollywood. The Guild is both a professional society and a labor organization, recognized as IATSE Local 800. Its 2,000 members practice the art-crafts of: production design, art direction, illustration, set design, model making, graphic design, matte art, scenic art, and title art. Thomas A. Walsh, a narrative designer for film, television, and the Broadway stage, has served as the Guild's president since 2002.

Reviews
"[Designs on Film] traces the art of building pretend worlds. Starting back in the pre-talkie years, and moving through Hollywood's golden age and the epic-crazy '60s, right up to contemporary Hollywood, the book is packed with insider tidbits about the wildly inventive--and improvisational--business of movie-making."--Wall Street Journal
"An amazing glimpse into art direction."--The New Yorker
"A compendium of images celebrating iconic interiors and architecture....[Whitlock] sifted through decades of archival photographs to assemble this rare glimpse into the world of Hollywood art direction and set design. "--Dwell
"Whitlock makes a major contribution to movie literature by saluting undersung production designers, set decorators and art directors."--Los Angeles Times
"This lush book of pictures and drawings showcases big-screen glamour over the decades, from the opulence of Cleopatra to the more modern majesty of Batman.--Entertainment Weekly