The Art And Flair Of Mary Blair: An Appreciation

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Disney Editions, Sep 1, 2003 - Art - 128 pages
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For more than a dozen years, an unassuming, quiet-spoken woman dominated Disney design. The stylishness and vibrant color of Disney films in the early 1940s through mid-1950s came primarily from artist Mary Blair. In her prime, she was an amazingly prolific American artist who enlivened and influenced the not-so-small worlds of film, print, theme parks, architectural decor, and advertising. At its core, her art represented joyful creativity and communicated pure pleasure to the viewer. Her exuberant fantasies brimmed with beauty, charm, and wit, melding a child's fresh eye with adult experience. Blair's personal flair comprised the imagery that flowed effortlessly and continually for more than a half a century from her brush. Emulated by many, she remains inimitable: a dazzling sorceress of design and color.

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User Review  - Amanda Wheet - Goodreads

Such a beautiful set of artwork from an amazing woman. I appreciate that Canemaker doesn't gloss over Blair's problems (her alcoholism especially), but still focuses most of his attention on her work. Simply stunning. Read full review

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User Review  - Ann - Goodreads

As soon as I opened this book and looked at the art memories came flooding back to me of art that I saw in my childhood from movies and books. I loved the colors , the designs especially of It's a ... Read full review

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Canemaker makes animated films, writes books, and teaches at New York University, where he is head of the Animation Department.

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