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UK £24.95
US $39.95
CAN $43.95
Paperback with flaps
224 pages
415 illustrations, 305 in colour
28 x 25 cm (11.25 x 9.75 in)
ISBN: 978-1-8589-4623-8
Watch Me Move
The Animation Show

Edited by Greg Hilty and Alona Pardo

Today’s breathtaking digital animation by the likes of Pixar may have been unimaginable to such moving-image pioneers as Eadweard Muybridge and Winsor McCay, but over the course of the last century animation has become one of the most popular and prevalent visual art forms. Watch Me Move presents an extensive selection of animated imagery created over the past 100 years, from Felix the Cat, Mickey Mouse and Betty Boop to Astro Boy, South Park and Avatar, and covers a wide range of techniques, including hand-drawn, stop-motion, computer animation and more experimental forms. Organized thematically, the book explores the emergence of animation, its well-loved characters, heroes and villains, its myths and fables, dramatic narratives and alternative realities. With essays by animation experts and biographies of the leading studios and animators, Watch Me Move is the definitive guide to the dynamic world of the animated image.

The first fully illustrated history of animation as an art form, exploring its significance in contemporary global culture

Featured artists, filmmakers and studios include Aardman, Walt Disney, Studio Ghibli, Matt Groening, Hanna-Barbera, Ray Harryhausen, Pixar and Osamu Tezuka


Published in association with the Barbican Art Gallery, London

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Author Profiles

Greg Hilty is an independent curator and writer. As Senior Curator at the Hayward Gallery in London through the 1990s, he initiated exhibitions on fashion and sonic art, and co-curated the groundbreaking Spellbound: Art and Film.

Alona Pardo is Curator at the Barbican Art Gallery, London.

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This high-quality paperback is … a great source of visual inspiration and an introduction to many animators whose work might otherwise go unnoticed

3D Magazine

An extraordinary body of work which will have you entertained and engaged for hours

BBC London News
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