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by Frank Thomas

Download Disney Animation: The Illusion of Life eBook
ISBN:
0896592332
Author:
Frank Thomas
Category:
Movies
Language:
English
Publisher:
Abbeville Pr; Collectors edition (June 1, 1981)
Pages:
575 pages
EPUB book:
1449 kb
FB2 book:
1423 kb
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1171 kb
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The Illusion of Life book. Written by two of Disney's famous Nine Old Men, Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, this book goes back to where animation was born, made and enjoyed by people all over the world

The Illusion of Life book. Written by two of Disney's famous Nine Old Men, Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, this book goes back to where animation was born, made and enjoyed by people all over the world. At 576 pages, this huge volume probably covers lots of ground on animation except the how-to-do-it part since this isn't really a tutorial book.

The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation. This book will definitely give you great insights, help improve your knowledge and understanding of animation as well as the study of life/movement in general. 3 people found this helpful.

Disney Animation: The Illusion of Life (later republished as The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation) is a book by Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, two of the key animators at Disney during the Golden Age of animation

Disney Animation: The Illusion of Life (later republished as The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation) is a book by Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, two of the key animators at Disney during the Golden Age of animation. Topping the list of "best animation books of all time" in a poll at AWN, it is still used as reference on and source of inspiration for character animation.

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by: Frank Thomas, Ollie Johnston. Nostalgia and film buffs, students of popular culture, and that very broad audience who warmly responds to the Disney illusion of life will find this book compelling reading (and looking!).

animation explains what made Disney's style unique and features original sketches and drawings revealing. Systems Thinking, : Managing Chaos and Complexity: A Platform for Designing Business Architecture. Developing Capacities for Teaching Responsible Science in the MENA Region: Refashioning Scientific Dialogue.

Disney Animation: The Illusion of Life, published in 1981, is an acclaimed book by two of Disney's Nine Old Men, Ollie Johnston and Frank Thomas. It is widely considered to be one of the best books ever published on the topic of character animation.

Of the many books on animation and Disney, The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation is probably the best

Of the many books on animation and Disney, The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation is probably the best. There are plenty of illustrious stories on Walt Disney, people he worked with and the roles everyone played from the storyman to director.

The methods of Disney character development, including "two-dimensional" first attempts and the discovery of laws of animation, are discussed by experienced Disney animators and illustrated with more than thirteen hundred illustrations
  • Mejora
Thanks to a review of the other version of this gem, I managed to locate the original, better quality, version. According to an anecdote that I read in one of Korkis' books, when Hyperion wanted to reprint this book, they didn't want to spend the money to rephotograph all the artwork, so instead they bought an older copy from a used bookstore for $300, took it apart, and scanned every page. As a result the Hyperion edition is lacking in color quality.
This is the version to get. Thankfully Amazon has a separate page for it.

Now onto the book itself:
This is a book every Disney fan and enthusiast must own, ditto for animators starting out.
Lots of artwork of all kinds, explanation of various techniques, an overview of the Disney Studio, all written by 2 of the guys that perfected Disney Animation.
  • sergant
This is a beautiful book, honestly, it's gorgeous. You really feel the weight of it's wisdom in your hands when you hold it, it's one of those heavy, big books that make you want to prop yourself up in a comfortable chair and hold it in your lap and read through it much like you would when you were a child. The 1981 edition is beautiful but I imagine the 1995 edition would also be a wonderful book for your collection. I went with the 1981 edition because I read a review saying the colors are more brilliant and more original looking and the quality of the paper was better. However it's still a wonderful book, I'm a beginning animator and II love Disney, their movies, their animations and all the timelessness of their golden era of animation. Looking through the book it's steeped in full color images and sketches and examples for drawing and there's so much history in the book about the Disney company, and animation. It's not a light read, it's a novel but that's part of what makes it so amazing. A lot of pictures and a lot of information for you to take in, and you will be the better for reading it. You can't read this and not come away with something special.
  • Tejora
I got this book for a class while studying computer animation and must say that it is AMAZING!

If you're serious about the art of animation and want to really tap into the great minds of Ollie Johnston and Frank Thomas (two of Disney's Nine Old Men) I highly recommend this book. It is very thorough and uses examples from favorite Disney classics.

Keep in mind that this is quite a big read and it's tips and lessons are best learned when applied, like most animation material ;) It's also a great tool to refer back to and tends to reveal something new or previously overlooked in the animation process.

This book will definitely give you great insights, help improve your knowledge and understanding of animation as well as the study of life/movement in general.
  • from earth
Beautiful book. I have no idea why they call it a text book. Great for someone who loves Disney animation or is going into animation.
  • Thordira
Written by two of Walt Disney's nine old men this book is the definitive work on animation. Whether you are interested in 2D animation or 3D animation this book is a must have. The authors not only offer instruction but they show real world examples of movement and encourage the reader to observe the world around them. I have read a lot of books on animation but this is probably the best.
  • Wen
A wonderful browse through the most seminal period of animation. And, by extension, today's amazing CGI. Great stories about creating the illusion but not the replication of lifelike creatures. One can see the direct link between "A Bug's Life" and Bambi. Walt Disney was undoubtedly the Steve Jobs of his time. Great read (but not in one sitting!)
  • Beranyle
I bought this book for my granddaughter who is interested in animation. It was just as advertised, packed well, and arrived in a very short time. The book is a gem to those who want to learn about animation or how Disney and his workers were able to make such good use of their craft.
Fantastic! A comprehensive book on animation history. You need to know history and how things evolved, to better understand why we now do things the way we do and why it works! I've got an original edition, which I'm very happy with.