The invisible art : the legends of movie matte painting / by Mark Cotta Vaz & Craig Barron.

  • 1st Chronicle books LLC pbk. ed.
  • San Francisco, Calif. : Chronicle Books 2004, ©2002
Physical description
287 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 x 30 cm
  • 081184515X
  • 9780811845151
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 276-279) and index.
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  • Foreword / George Lucas -- Preface / Kevin Brownlow -- Introduction / Glass Reflections -- The Kingdom of Shadows -- Trick Man -- Worldly Hope -- Wonderful Magic -- Dream Factories -- To War and Back -- The Big Picture -- The Way of the Artist -- The Force -- Sudden Impact -- Epilogue: The Lost Art -- Interviews.
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  • Bibliography
  • Illustrated
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  • English
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  • The story of movie matte painting, spanning the whole of cinema history, featuring scores of screen classics. With brush, oils and a sheet of glass, the skilled matte artist can conjure any scene, which when combined with live action, convinces the audience that they are looking at the real thing.

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University of the Arts, London: Wimbledon College of Arts, Oversize 791.43025 VAZ
University of the Arts, London: Camberwell College of Arts, Main collection 791.43025 VAZ
Cardiff Metropolitan University: Llandaff Library: Main Shelves 791.43025 VAZ
The London Library: London Library S. Cinematograph, 4to.
The London Library: London Library CDs CD-Rom
London Metropolitan University Library: Aldgate Library 791.43025 VAZ
Sheffield Hallam University Library: Adsetts Main Collection 791.43025 VA (LEVEL 6)
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University of South Wales: Cardiff Library: Main Shelves, Not for loan 777.9 COT
University of South Wales: Cardiff Library: Main Shelves, Week Loan 777.9 COT
University of Wales Trinity Saint David: Y Fforwm: Main Collection 791.43025 VAZ
University for the Creative Arts: Farnham Library 791.43025 VAZ
Wrexham Glyndwr University: Wrexham 3 week 791.43025 VAZ
University of York Libraries: University Library: Morrell - Ordinary LL 8.5 VAZ