Author: The Imagineers
Title: Walt Disney Imagineering : A Behind-the-Dreams Look at Making the Magic Real
Publication Info: New York : London : Hyperion ; Turnaround, 1998.
This is a coffee-table size book with historical plans, concept art, models, and photographs of various works at Disney Parks over the years created by Disney Imagineering. They work to create 3-D experiences based on animation, landscaping, architecture, and of course engineering, many of which have to be created in house because they’re creating things that have never been done. I would’ve liked if this book had more behind-the-scenes, how-did-they-do-that detail instead of lots of hokey quotes about “sparks” and “dreams,” but I suppose Michael Eisner didn’t want to give the secrets away.
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