Jeanine Basinger Reviews “Hollywood Sketchbook”

Lauren RubensteinJanuary 14, 20131min
Book by costume designer Landis shows that costume sketches are about much more than clothes

Corwin Fuller Professor of Film Studies Jeanine Basinger recently reviewed a new book, Hollywood Sketchbook, by Deborah Nadoolman Landis in The Wall Street JournalLandis, a costume designer herself, “defines the difference between the designer’s costuming goal and the role of the sketch artist. Costume sketches were never intended to be fashion drawings: Kinetic, emotional and drawn for a specific personality or character, they were about much more than clothes,” writes Basinger.