Art for the Big Screen

Designs on Film book coverFilm buffs, meet your eye candy.  Designs on Film: A Century of Hollywood Art Direction is a gorgeous new collection of stills and sketches from the history of American films.  Linger over the sheer scale of early epics such as The Thief of Baghdad, the shadowy motifs of Hitchcock films, and the ravages of battle depicted in Saving Private Ryan.  Opulent sets and careful staging serve both as setting and character, adding to the emotional experience of movies at their best.  You’ll learn which roles the art director, production designer, and set decorator each take, but most of all you will be in awe at the worlds they create.