Designs on Film: A Century of Hollywood Art Direction (Hardcover)
A Century of Hollywood Art Direction
It Books, 9780060881221, 384pp.
Publication Date: December 1, 2010
Praise For Designs on Film: A Century of Hollywood Art Direction…
“[Designs on Film] traces the art of building pretend worlds. Starting back in the pre-talkie years, and moving through Hollywood’s golden age and the epic-crazy ‘60s, right up to contemporary Hollywood, the book is packed with insider tidbits about the wildly inventive—and improvisational—business of movie-making.”
-Wall Street Journal
“Whitlock makes a major contribution to movie literature by saluting undersung production designers, set decorators and art directors.”
-Los Angeles Times
“An amazing glimpse into art direction.”
-The New Yorker
“This lush book of pictures and drawings showcases big-screen glamour over the decades, from the opulence of Cleopatra to the more modern majesty of Batman.
“A compendium of images celebrating iconic interiors and architecture….[Whitlock] sifted through decades of archival photographs to assemble this rare glimpse into the world of Hollywood art direction and set design. ”