Beyond Green Gables: Kevin Sullivan’s Designscapes

Author: Kevin Sullivan
Country: Canada
Publisher: Davenport Press (Toronto)
Date: 2005
Pagination: 3 + vi + 2 + 164 pp.
Format: Jacketed hardcover
Trim: 11.25” x 8.75”
ISBN: 0-9736803-4-3

Beyond Green Gables: Kevin Sullivan’s Designscapes is a coffee table book by producer/director Kevin Sullivan that features design and visual elements that typically appear in Sullivan Entertainment productions. The book was published by Davenport Press in 2005.

From the Dust Jacket

Filled with striking photography and intuitive comments by writer/director Kevin Sullivan on the visual style created throughout his films, this book is a compendium of many of his best-loved productions. Known around the world for his pastoral masterpiece “Anne of Green Gables” and the long running, Emmy award-winning television series “Road to Avonlea” this sumptuous book is a captivating examination of Sullivan’s visual style. The engaging text takes the reader behind the scenes of numerous Sullivan productions. With the aid of hundreds of movie production stills—reproduced in color and some never before seen—the book reveals how aspects of Sullivan’s films are portrayed through various sources of inspiration, often including fine art images. The book goes beyond illustrating the production design and the “unique” look Sullivan creates throughout his richly detailed movies and television series. Sullivan also offers insights into the thought process of the design and traditions of the world he lives in. Breakfasts, luncheons and dinners, many of which have been re-staged over the course of four seasons at the exquisite estates, gardens and country houses Sullivan has filmed at, are intermingled with intimate portraits of the star performers who have graced his productions.

The images are accompanied by lively anecdotes and personal insights about his work. “Designscapes” offers innovative examples on how to recreate the Sullivan atmosphere in your own home, with suggestions on interiors, exteriors and menus for enjoying the unique lifestyle, portrayed in the stories Sullivan enjoys telling.