The Art And Flair Of Mary Blair: An Appreciation

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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 ...
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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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The Art and Flair of Mary Blair: An Appreciation by John Canemaker examines the joyful creativity and charm of one of the top artists and designers at the Walt Disney Studios. Blair created the look of many classic animated Disney films, including Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan. This biography also traces her work, from her early watercolors, through her advertising and greeting card designs, plus her work on the "It's a Small World" Disney theme park attraction for the 1964 World's Fair. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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"An Appreciation" is a good subtitle for this outright, sometimes fawning testimonial/tribute to one of Walt Disney's longtime collaborators. Mary Blair did conceptual paintings, the background ideas from which Disney's animators took their character and color cues. A number of animated shorts and features are included, from Saludos Amigos (1943) through Cinderella (1950), Alice in Wonderland (1951), and Peter Pan (1953). Her best-known work, though, is something to which no one attaches her name. Mary Blair designed the "It's a Small World" ride, which premiered at the 1964 World's Fair and went on to inescapable fame-and permanent groans over the ditty, which invades the mind like an alien worm-at worldwide Disney theme parks. Canemaker, a respected animation historian in his own right, does a workman-like job of showcasing Blair's career. He is helped by the impressive selection of original art compared with scenes from the finished movies themselves. All are beautifully reproduced in this art-quality book. It should be a useful volume for junior and high school art and film departments in highlighting career options for design students. 2003, Disney, Ages 12 up.
— Kathleen Karr
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786853915
  • Publisher: Disney Editions
  • Publication date: 9/1/2003
  • Series: Disney Editions Deluxe Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 10.50 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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  • Posted September 22, 2011

    Nostalgic Book

    This is a beautiful, well written book that provides a very good idea of the work of, what I consider to be, a great American artist. I did not know that Mary Blair was very versitile. The art of It's a Small World is simply fascinating.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2006

    Great for Disney fans young and old

    This is a great book for anyone in 5th grade and older. Learn about a person who helped create the Disney magic we enjoy today. Wonderful pictures of Mary Blair's art work are included in the book.

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