Jeff Kurtti and Bruce Gordon's THE ART OF DISNEYLAND is one of the most prized volumes on my Disney theme parks bookshelf, along with DISNEYLAND THE NICKEL TOUR by Bruce Gordon and David Mumford.
I was thus very happy today when I was able to purchase (20% off!) Kurtti and Gordon's new THE ART OF WALT DISNEY WORLD. I'm not sure what month it was released, but it has a 2009 copyright date.
The book is selling at highway robbery prices from Amazon vendors, but there are plenty of regularly priced copies available on Disneyland's Main Street.
Speaking of Main Street...
...I forgot my camera today but was able to take a couple of cell phone snaps of the flowers on Main Street...
...as well as the Astro Orbitor, which has a new silver paint scheme:
Back to THE ART OF WALT DISNEY WORLD. This oversized (10-1/4" x 13") 139-page book is every bit as special as THE ART OF DISNEYLAND.
The book contains huge paintings of designs for the parks, the resorts, and attraction posters. The book is meant to be read turned a quarter to the right, the better to make "widescreen" use of the pages.
My favorite artwork includes the Magic Kingdom's Liberty Square and designs for the Contemporary and Polynesian Resorts.
The last few pages of the book profile Disney Imagineers including Tony Baxter, Sam McKim, Dorothea Holt Redmond, Mary Blair, and more.
This book is a "must" for those who collect books on Disney theme parks.