Tuesday, September 25, 2007
The Art of Imagineering
Speaking of Jeff Kurrti, another Disney watcher named Jim has an interview with the prolific author about the much-anticipated Disney Editions book, Walt Disney’s Imagineering Legends and the Genesis of the Disney Theme Park. Designed by the inestimable Bruce Gordon (an Imagineer himself for many years), the book will explore the art of Imagineering as created by Walt’s handpicked staff. Jim Hill’s informative conversation with Jeff (complete with historic photos of Imagineers such as Claude Coats, Harriet Burns and some guy named Walt) can be read at JimHillMedia.com.
The book’s cover is impressive, highlighting one of the most iconic pieces of Imagineering art: the dynamic drawing of the Disneyland Monorail by John Hench and Bob Gurr. The book will not be available until March 2008 (it's availab le for pre-order at Amazon.com, but as Jim Hill notes, it will definitely be worth the wait.