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Christopher Finch (1939–2022)

Autor/a de The Art of Walt Disney: From Mickey Mouse to the Magic Kingdoms

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Christopher Finch, as a young child, believed that he was the Christopher Robin of the wonderful stories his mother read to him at bedtime. It is only fitting that Finch adds this book to the list of more than twenty titles he has authored, including The Art of Walt Disney and The Art of the Lion mostra'n més King mostra'n menys

Obres de Christopher Finch

Norman Rockwell’s America (1975) 565 exemplars
The Art of The Lion King (1994) 194 exemplars
Of Muppets and Men (1981) 104 exemplars
American Watercolors (1723) 76 exemplars
Chuck Close: Work (2007) 64 exemplars
Chuck Close: Life (2010) 49 exemplars
Gone Hollywood (1978) 33 exemplars
Walt Disney's America (1978) 30 exemplars

Obres associades

New Worlds: An Anthology (1983) — Col·laborador — 107 exemplars
50 Norman Rockwell Favorites (1977) — Editor — 104 exemplars
Best SF Stories from New Worlds 5 (1969) — Col·laborador — 56 exemplars


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Finch, Christopher
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Finch, Christopher Robin
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England, UK (birthplace)
curator (Walker Art Center 1968-1969)



This authorized history of Pooh is okay in its bland, corporate way. It's amusing to read it as a complement to Brian Sibley's Three Cheers for Pooh: The Best Bear in All the World as that book lingers on the Milne family and only mentions Walt Disney once parenthetically. Meanwhile, this book rushes past Milne in the first chapter and spends the rest of the book giving the history of Disney's four Pooh short films, showing tons of art and behind-the-scenes sketches from the productions, and recapping the plots of the films (with unintended humor from some odd word choice decisions).


• Chapter One: In Which The Origins of Winnie the Pooh Are Discussed
• Chapter Two: In Which Walt Disney Becomes Involved
• Chapter Three: In Which The Characters Are Presented: Christopher Robin, Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Rabbit, Eeyore, Kanga & Roo, Owl, Gopher
• Chapter Four: In Which The Films Are Presented: Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree, Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day, Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too, Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore
• Chapter Five: In Which The Popularity of Pooh Continues
• Index
• Film Credits

(My Pooh Project: I love Winnie the Pooh, and so does my wife. Having a daughter gave us a chance to indoctrinate her into the cult by buying and reading her every Pooh book we came across. How many is that? I’m going to count them this year by reading and reviewing one every day and seeing which month I finally run out. Track my progress here: )
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villemezbrown | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Jul 1, 2023 |
Titled America, Rockwell dedicated this publication of 314 of his works which best typified his vision of American. All illustrations are in four-foot print.
Huba.Library | Hi ha 5 ressenyes més | Nov 20, 2022 |
Rethinking Norman Rockwell

Often when some think of Norman Rockwell they picture illustration of an idealized America and sentimentality. Certainly, some of Rockwell’s work is like this; however, some provides deeper insights into American life and Americans, especially during and after World War II. Christopher Finch, in this really very nice volume first published in the Seventies when Rockwell was living, and by the Reader’s Digest, the very epitome of Americana, focuses on Rockwell’s Saturday Evening Post magazine covers from his first for the October 27, 1917, issue to his last on the December 14, 1963, issue (a portrait of John F. Kennedy, recently assassinated).

The large format book provides a broad perspective on Rockwell’s work, concentrating on his Post illustrations, with Finch to not only analyzing various and many of Rockwell’s best known pictures but also tracing and highlighting how Rockwell’s art changed over the years, from idealistic and romantic to more realistic and naturalistic. It’s an enlightening journey, particularly for those who have a one-dimensional view of Rockwell, and perhaps negative at that. Whatever your impressions of Rockwell, after reading and perusing this volume you will gain a new, maybe better, impression of the man, and with this another way of looking at America in the 20th century.

Finch organizes Rockwell’s cover art into these categories: Growing Up in America; Young Love; Home and Family; Growing Old in America; The American Past in Fact and Fiction; Democracy; Americans in Uniform; Americans at Work; The Sporting Life; An American Portrait Gallery; and Christmas. You’ll find the collection contains illustrations you’ve probably seen over the years, here presented in many color plates of decent quality, accompanied by Finch commentary. The back of the book contains small reproductions of every Post cover illustrated by Rockwell from first to last.

For a different and sometimes controversial perspective on Rockwell, the man and his work, you might also find Deborah Solomon’s American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell of interest. In addition to Rockwell’s work, Solomon probes much more deeply into Rockwell’s psyche, including his sexuality, and how it may have influenced his work.
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write-review | Hi ha 5 ressenyes més | Nov 4, 2021 |

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