Thursday, May 13, 2010

My Disney Books Wish List...

I like to collect books on Disney, and I have a pretty fair collection started. Certainly it isn't as good as many Disney bloggers have, but it's a good start.

On Amazon they let you add books to a "Wish List", and I find that a lot of the books I add to it are either about Disney or on Disney- or theme park-related subjects. I thought I'd post a list of some of the books I'd like to get in the future.

  • Disney: The First 100 Years by Dave Smith (official Disney historian)

  • Disney Parks: The Secrets, Stories and Magic Behind the Scenes (Six Pack DVD) - (this one is probably next on my hit list)

  • Project Future: The Inside Story Behind The Creation of Disney World by Chad Denver Emerson

  • The Art Of Disneyland by Jeff Kurtti (not available on Amazon currently)

  • The Imagineering Field Guide to Disney's Hollywood Studios by Alex Wright (not available quite yet)

  • Designing Disney's Theme Parks: The Architecture of Reassurance by Karal Ann Marling (Editor)(Amazon doesn't have this one either)

  • Since The World Began: Walt Disney World: The First 25 Years by Jeff Kurtti (another not available on Amazon)

  • Vinyl Leaves: Walt Disney World and America (Institutional Structures of Feeling) by Stephen M. Fjellman (Too pricy for me right now)

  • Mouse Tales: A Behind-The-Ears Look at Disneyland by David Koenig

  • Work In Progress: Risking Failure, Surviving Success by Michael Eisner

  • The Mouse Machine: Disney and Technology by J.P. Telotte (I don't know if I need to own this or if it's just a good one to get from the library sometime, if I can find it)

  • Inside The Magic Kingdom: Seven Keys to Disney's Success by Thomas K. Connellan

  • And a few that are more about theme parks in general:

  • A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction by Sara Ishikawa et al.

  • The American Roller Coaster by Scott Rutherford

  • A Program About Unusual Buildings and Other Roadside Stuff - DVD by Rick Sebak

  • Great Old Amusement Parks - DVD by Rick Sebak

  • American Amusement Parks by Dale Samuelson

  • Severa of these books I will likely never buy, but it's nice to have the titles in a place for easy reference. I believe that when the Field Guide to Hollywood Studios comes out I'll order it along with that six pack of DVDs and the Emerson book.



    George Taylor said...

    Great list!

    Since so many awesome books (like Dave Smith's and Kurtti's Since the World Began) are out-of-print, I always recommend you buy the books when they are released. Otherwise, it can get very expensive!

    Scott said...

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