Walt Disney's Legends of Imagineering and the Genesis of the Disney Theme Park (Hardcover)
by Jeff Kurtti
Product ID: 11548
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Fifty years ago, Walt Disney utterly transformed the concept of outdoor
entertainment venues from tawdry carnivals and seedy amusement piers called
"amusement parks," to an entirely new destination that would come into common
vernacular as the "theme park."
Although Disneyland was the inspiration of one man, Walt did not achieve this
history-altering concept on his own. Using his innate talent for combining
disparate skills and personalities, he assembled a creative team that blended
imagination with engineering. Walt called this group his "Imagineers."
Walt Disney's Legends of Imagineering and the Genesis of the Disney Theme Park
introduces a core group of the originators of Disneyland and the other Disney
parks. It explores their individual relationships with Walt and each other,
their creative breakthroughs and failures, and their rivalries and professional
politics. This candid narrative of their lives and contributions to a very
special form of entertainment illustrates why, half a century later, their work
continues to be vital and important to millions of people every day, and all
over the world.
Lavishly illustrated throughout with rare and never-before-seen artwork and
photographs, Walt Disney's Legends of Imagineering and the Genesis of the Disney
Theme Park will further enrich the reader's appreciation of the exceptional
talent behind Disneyland's creation and ongoing evolution.
Related Categories & KeywordsCategories: Books on Disney History, Behind-the-scenes - Disney Parks
Keywords: Disneyland General, Walt Disney World General
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