In Disneyland, above the Main St. Photo Supply Company at the hub end of Main St. USA, is a wonderful window.
Plaza School of Art
Herb – He did the first rendering of Disneyland for Walt and he did design work for Sleeping Beauty Castle, New Orleans Square and the Indiana Jones Adventure. A Brush with Disney: An Artist’s Journey, Told through the words and works of Herbert Dickens Ryman
John – He did the original concept and design for Space Mountain and largely responsible for the look of every Disney theme park. Author of Designing Disney: Imagineering and the Art of the Show.
Peter – He did the painting of Disneyland that Walt used on the television show, he was a matte painter for Mary Poppins and painter for WED. The Garden Within: The Art of Peter Ellenshaw.
Truly an inspiring window. Teaching the rest of the world what a theme park is supposed to look like.
- You can read my review of Designing Disney.
- Andrew discusses a great quote from Herb Ryman about the famous Disneyland sketch.
5 thoughts on “Plaza School of Art”
When will we get a definitive guide about the windows at all the parks? Looks like there may be one on the horizon…
Have you read Ellenshaw Under Glass? I’ve never seen any sort of review of this book.
Hey Craig, I’m currently about 3/4 through Ellenshaw under glass. I will post a review in Passamaquoddy soon after…
Glad to hear you guys had a great time out here. I love Disneyland and I love the Magic Kingdom. I hope you come out again soon.
The Brush with Disney Book is one of the most beautiful dust jackets I have ever come across. I would use the word alluring but I am uncertain if that can apply to something that is not alive. Maybe it is alive and that is why I find it so compelling.
Ordered my “Designing Disney” by Hench last night. Thanks for the Amazon link – found it new for $28.00. If this pans out to be true I will consider it a steel.