9781493038572-1493038575-MGM Style: Cedric Gibbons and the Art of the Golden Age of Hollywood

MGM Style: Cedric Gibbons and the Art of the Golden Age of Hollywood

ISBN-13: 9781493038572
ISBN-10: 1493038575
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Gutner, Howard
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Lyons Press
Format: Hardcover 304 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781493038572
ISBN-10: 1493038575
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Gutner, Howard
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Lyons Press
Format: Hardcover 304 pages

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Acknowledged authors Gutner, Howard wrote MGM Style: Cedric Gibbons and the Art of the Golden Age of Hollywood comprising 304 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1493038575 and 9781493038572. Since then MGM Style: Cedric Gibbons and the Art of the Golden Age of Hollywood textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 10.44 or rent at the marketplace.

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MGM Style is an overview of the career and achievements of Hollywood’s most famous art director. Cedric Gibbons was the supervisor in charge of the art department at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film studios from its inception in 1924 until Gibbons chose to retire in 1956. Lavishly illustrated with over 175 pristine duotone photographs, the vast majority of which have never before been published, this is the first volume to trace Gibbons’ trendsetting career. At its height in the late 1930s and early 1940s, Gibbons was regularly acknowledged by his peers as having shaped the craft of art direction in American film; his work was recognized as representing the finest in motion picture sets and settings. Gibbons and his associates constructed the villages, towns, streets, squares and edifices that later appeared in hundreds of films, and whose mixed architecture stood in for army camps and the wild west, Dutch New York and Dickensian London, ancient China and modern Japan. Inspired by the work of Le Corbusier and the Bauhaus masters, as well as the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes in Paris and Frank Lloyd Wright’s experiments with open planning, Gibbons championed the notion that movie decor should move beyond the commercial framework of the popular cinema

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