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  - quaintlittlehead - LibraryThing

Mary Blair was a genius, and her work is nothing short of phenomenal. John Canemaker does a fantastic job of describing her personal and professional life in just enough depth to help the reader get ... Read full review

A beautiful book

User Review  - Robert S. - Overstock.com

Very important addition to the biographies of great artists who worked for Walt Disney. Mary Blair ranks high in this regard. A beautiful looking book beautifully written. 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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