From a young age onwards I have been a big lover of all things themed. Disney has been the major influence. I remember walking through the streets of old Zoetermeer, with my grandparents and seeing this cool Disney book in the bookshop window way back in 1975. Walt Disney - Van Mickey Mouse tot Disneyland, by Christopher Finch. I so wanted THAT book ...
Back then, when I finally did get it - my FIRST real Disney book - it
opened my nine year old eyes to a whole new world. DISNEYLAND.
"First published in 1973, The Art of Walt Disney is one of the
most successful and influential illustrated art books on American
popular culture ever published. This book was the first to reveal the
wealth of concept art, animation drawings, and archival material created
in the course of animating films. In this newly revised edition, author
Christopher Finch has thoroughly reworked every chapter to incorporate
the vast achievements of The Walt Disney Company in filmmaking, theater,
and theme parks"
- It's still in print, the cover has changed, and you can order it here.
still have the book in my collection, it has survived 40 years of
growing up, moving houses, even shifting from the Netherlands to New