Cartoon Modern: Style and Design in Fifties Animation

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Chronicle Books, Aug 17, 2006 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 192 pages
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Between the classic films of Walt Disney in the 1940s and the televised cartoon revolution of the 1960s was a critical period in the history of animation. Amid Amidi, of the influential Animation Blast magazine and CartoonBrew blog, charts the evolution of the modern style in animation, which largely discarded the "lifelike" aesthetic for a more graphic and often abstract approach. Abundantly found in commercials, industrial and educational films, fair and expo infotainment, and more, this quickly popular cartoon modernism shared much with the painting and graphic design movements of the era. Showcasing hundreds of rare and forgotten sketches, model boards, cels, and film stills, Cartoon Modern is a thoroughly researched, eye-popping, and delightful account of a vital decade of animation design.

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Got this one as a Christmas gift the last year. I always loved 50's animation, specially the one made by Hanna Barbera (Scooby Doo, Jetsons, Yogi Bear, etc). At the same time that they where simple ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Amid Amidi is the publisher and editor of the magazine Animation Blast and cofounder of the popular animation blog CartoonBrew.com. In addition to writing, Amidi works in the animation industry. The author of The Art of Robots (0-8118-4549-4), he lives in Los Angeles.

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