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The Disney Monorail : Imagineering a Highway in the Sky
by Jeff Kurtti and Vanessa Hunt and Paul Wolski




Overview -
Deluxe jacketed hardcover book offers a lavish visual celebration of one of Disney's most impactful and beloved creations: the Disney Monorail.
Walt Disney is renowned as a cartoonist, filmmaker, showman, and entertainment icon. But he was also a farsighted futurist, a transportation buff with practical roots in the past, and visionary sights set on the future. In imagining Disneyland, Walt saw it not only as a destination for diversion and entertainment, but also as a means of presenting practical demonstrations of new ideas and new technology with real-world applications.
In The Disney Monorail: Imagineering a Highway in the Sky, readers will discover the parallel stories of the development of a new form of transportation and the evolution of Walt's prophetic creative mind, which together resulted in the first daily operating monorail in the Western Hemisphere. Since June 1959, this mid-century modern marvel has captured the hearts and imaginations of theme park and Disney fans everywhere; it has inspired, as Walt hoped, the creation of working monorails in practical transit applications in varied locations all around the world.
Through a lively and succinct narrative and a stunning collection of unique historical photographs and rare concept and development art (much of it never before published) readers will be transported into a future where yesterday's dreams are tomorrow's realities
Searching for that perfect gift for the Disney theme park fan in your life? Explore more archival-quality books from Disney Editions: - Holiday Magic at the Disney Parks - Walt Disney's Ultimate Inventor: The Genius of Ub Iwerks - One Day at Disney: Meet the People Who Make the Magic Across the Globe - Marc Davis in His Own Words: Imagineering the Disney Theme Parks - Yesterday's Tomorrow: Disney's Magical Mid-Century - Eat Like Walt: The Wonderful World of Disney Food - Maps of the Disney Parks: Charting 60 Years from California to Shanghai - The Haunted Mansion: Imagineering a Disney Classic - Poster Art of the Disney Parks

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Overview

Deluxe jacketed hardcover book offers a lavish visual celebration of one of Disney's most impactful and beloved creations: the Disney Monorail.
Walt Disney is renowned as a cartoonist, filmmaker, showman, and entertainment icon. But he was also a farsighted futurist, a transportation buff with practical roots in the past, and visionary sights set on the future. In imagining Disneyland, Walt saw it not only as a destination for diversion and entertainment, but also as a means of presenting practical demonstrations of new ideas and new technology with real-world applications.
In The Disney Monorail: Imagineering a Highway in the Sky, readers will discover the parallel stories of the development of a new form of transportation and the evolution of Walt's prophetic creative mind, which together resulted in the first daily operating monorail in the Western Hemisphere. Since June 1959, this mid-century modern marvel has captured the hearts and imaginations of theme park and Disney fans everywhere; it has inspired, as Walt hoped, the creation of working monorails in practical transit applications in varied locations all around the world.
Through a lively and succinct narrative and a stunning collection of unique historical photographs and rare concept and development art (much of it never before published) readers will be transported into a future where yesterday's dreams are tomorrow's realities
Searching for that perfect gift for the Disney theme park fan in your life? Explore more archival-quality books from Disney Editions: - Holiday Magic at the Disney Parks - Walt Disney's Ultimate Inventor: The Genius of Ub Iwerks - One Day at Disney: Meet the People Who Make the Magic Across the Globe - Marc Davis in His Own Words: Imagineering the Disney Theme Parks - Yesterday's Tomorrow: Disney's Magical Mid-Century - Eat Like Walt: The Wonderful World of Disney Food - Maps of the Disney Parks: Charting 60 Years from California to Shanghai - The Haunted Mansion: Imagineering a Disney Classic - Poster Art of the Disney Parks

 

Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781484737675
  • ISBN-10: 1484737679
  • Publisher: Disney Editions
  • Publish Date: September 2020
  • Page Count: 208
  • Dimensions: 9.4 x 11.4 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.3 pounds

Series: Disney Editions Deluxe

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