9781941393086-194139308X-The Art of the Hollywood Backdrop

The Art of the Hollywood Backdrop

ISBN-13: 9781941393086
ISBN-10: 194139308X
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Karen L. Maness, Richard M. Isackes
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: Regan Arts.
Format: Hardcover 352 pages
Category: Art
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ISBN-13: 9781941393086
ISBN-10: 194139308X
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Karen L. Maness, Richard M. Isackes
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: Regan Arts.
Format: Hardcover 352 pages
Category: Art

Summary

Acknowledged authors Karen L. Maness , Richard M. Isackes wrote The Art of the Hollywood Backdrop comprising 352 pages back in 2016. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 194139308X and 9781941393086. Since then The Art of the Hollywood Backdrop textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 4.04 or rent at the marketplace.

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The definitive behind-the-scenes history of one of Hollywood’s most closely guarded cinematic secrets finally revealed—painted backdrops and the scenic artists who brought them to the big screen.

In almost every feature film of Hollywood’s golden age, from The Wizard of Oz to North by Northwest to Cleopatra to The Sound of Music, painted backings have convinced moviegoers that what they are seeing—whether the fantastic roads of Oz, the presidents of Mount Rushmore, or ancient Egyptian kingdoms—is absolutely real. These backings are at once intended to transport the audience and yet remain unseen for what they really are. The Art of the Hollywood Backdrop reveals the hidden world and creators of these masterpieces, long-guarded as a special effects secret by the major studios such as MGM, Warner Brothers, Universal, Columbia, 20th Century Fox, and Paramount.

Despite the continued use of hand-painted backings in today’s films, including the big-budget Interstellar and Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events among many others, digital technology is beginning to supplant the art form. In an effort to preserve the irreplaceable knowledge of scenic masters, Karen Maness and Richard Isackes, in collaboration with the Art Directors Guild, have compiled a definitive history of the craft, complete with interviews of the surviving artists. This is a rich undiscovered history—a history replete with competing art departments, dynastic scenic families, and origins stretching back to the films of Méliès, Edison, Sennett, Chaplin, and Fairbanks.

Filled cover to cover with over 300 images,The Art of the Hollywood Backdrop is beautifully packaged as a hardcover book with slipcase.
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