Animation Art: From Pencil to Pixel, the World of Cartoon, Anime & CGI

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Title:

Animation Art: From Pencil to Pixel, the World of Cartoon, Anime & CGI

Author:

Jerry Beck

Date published:

2004

Publisher:

London: Flame Tree

ISBN: 1844511405 (pbk.)

Description


The author provides an overview of the history of film animation. He starts his book by writing about such animation precursors as the nineteenth century’s zoetrope and the lantern slides that afforded animated effects as early as the seventeenth century, and then moves to animation pioneers such as Winsor McCay, Walt Disney, and a variety of European and Asian auteurs. The author explores the dichotomy between the medium’s high-art potential and its commercial appeal by looking at Pixar, on the one hand, and Jan Svankmajer, on the other.

Futhermore, acting as General Editor, Jerry Beck has assembled a team of knowledgeable researchers to write on the subject, creating a riveting narrative to tell the history of cartoons from anime to CGI, from Disney to the obscure art cartoons from all over the world. Printed with rich examples of the animations in discussion, the book is organized from 12 chapters detailing the origin of the moving drawing to much more recent changes in history that have overtaken the field. 

References:


  • Beck , Jerry. Animation Art: From Pencil to Pixel, the World of Cartoon, Anime & CGI . Harper Design international , 2004. 384 pages . Print.

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