Yesterday’s Tomorrow is a valentine to an era of optimism, relaxed lifestyle, and innovative design; a large-format, general audience book, illustrated with rarely seen art and photography of the mid-20th century reflecting the unique style that Walt Disney and his artists contributed to the era. If you’ve seen Sleeping Beauty, read Dwell Magazine, shopped at Design Within Reach, or watched Mad Men, this book is for you and all those who love this extraordinary era of Disney.
“We, the last of the pioneers and the first of the moderns, will not live to see this future realized. We are happy in the job of building its foundations.” – Walt Disney
May 19 & 20
Don will be signing books for Members at the new Club 33 in Walt Disney World.
Highlighting Walt Disney’s forward thinking approach to entertainment and the key players that made him a mid-century modernist, Yesterday’s Tomorrow proves that the vision of a great big beautiful tomorrow is always just a dream away.
The topics are so varied in the book though they are bound together by - as the blurb mentions - optimism, which is mentioned often, and innovation and looking to the future, which is what Walt Disney always did. While the book is considered for a general audience, it will be the Disney fan who will have the most interest in it.
The illustrations and images are what truly shine in Yesterday’s Tomorrow: Disney’s Magical Mid-Century. And that’s nothing against Don Hahn’s work at all. Hahn did an amazing job of crafting a work that fully immerses the reader into the creative spark of the time period. Not only what Walt was doing, but his artists. We see how Disney brought to life a vision of the future that we still dream about today.