Hollywood Sketchbook by Deborah Nadoolman Landis
A Century of Costume Illustration

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I don’t know if that movie’s costume designer, Catherine Martin, got a bump in her paycheck for her collaboration with these megabrands, but no doubt it resulted in some impoverishment of the audience.
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The very first book on the subject of costume illustration for the movies, Hollywood Sketchbook, contains over 500 previously unpublished drawings. More than just pretty pictures, each drawing provides a blueprint for the creation of a costume and a character. This gorgeous volume affords the viewer a rare peek inside the portfolios of a century of costume designers and illustrators including Theadora Van Runkle (Bonnie and Clyde, The Godfather: Part II), Piero Tosi (The Leopard, Death in Venice), and Travis Banton (Scarlet Empress, Blonde Venus). Academy Award-nominated costume designer Deborah Nadoolman Landis follows-up her acclaimed Dressed: A Century of Hollywood Costume Design, to showcase the artistry of costume illustrators and designers from silent film to today's blockbusters.

 

About Deborah Nadoolman Landis

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Deborah Nadoolman Landis is the David C. Copley Chair and the Founding Director of the David C. Copley Center for Costume Design at the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television. She is an Academy Award-nominated costume designer of Coming to America (1988) and many other films, including Animal House (1978), The Blues Brothers (1980), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), and Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' (1983). Professor Landis served as a two-term president of the Costume Designer's Guild, Local 892, of which she has been a member for more than thirty-five years. She is the author of Screencraft/Costume Design (2003), 50 Designers/50 Costumes: Concept to Character (2004), Dressed: A Century of Hollywood Costume Design (2007), FilmCraft/Costume Design (2012), and Hollywood Costume (2012). Landis has a Ph.D. in the history of design from the Royal College of Art, London.
 
Published November 13, 2012 by Harper Design. 600 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography, Young Adult, History.
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Reviewed by Alexandra Jacobs on Dec 06 2013

I don’t know if that movie’s costume designer, Catherine Martin, got a bump in her paycheck for her collaboration with these megabrands, but no doubt it resulted in some impoverishment of the audience.

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Reviewed by Jeanine Basinger on Jan 11 2013

...given the beautiful reproduction, on elegant paper, of so many original sketches impossible to find elsewhere, it is hard to complain.

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