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Publisher Comments:

What is the fascination of paint by numbers? Is it the intoxicating and compulsive act of filling in small pools of color? Or the easy thrill of creating your own impressionist masterpiece? Or a fond nostalgic yearning for a craze that cut across national boundaries and age groups? Invented in 1951 by Dan Robbins-based on an idea used by Leonardo da Vinci to teach painting-the paint-by-number craze reached its zenith in the 1950s but continues even today as paints and kits are avidly collected, exhibited in galleries, and traded on eBay. In Paint By Number, author Larry Bird takes us on an unbelievable journey where art meets kitsch and popular and high cultures collide in a collage of home economics, leisure time fun, and art education, Bird revisits the hobby from the vantage point of the artists and entrepreneurs who created the popular paint kits, the critics who reviled them, and the consumers who enthusiastically filled them in and hung them in their homes. Paint By Number includes over 200 examples of paint-by-number ephemera and two pull-out paintings ready to be filled-in!

Synopsis:

Revisits the paint by number phenomenon from the vantage point of the artists and entrepreneurs who created the kits, the critics who reviled them, and the consumers who purchased them.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781568982823
Subtitle:
How to Craz That Swept the Nation
Foreword:
Crew, Spencer R.
Author:
Bird, William L., Jr.
Author:
Crew, Spencer R.
Publisher:
Princeton Architectural Press
Location:
Washington, D.C.
Subject:
Painting
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
History - American
Subject:
Arts and society
Subject:
Paint-by-numbers
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Painting - General
Subject:
Techniques - Painting
Subject:
Painting -- Technique.
Subject:
Paint-by-numbers - United States - History
Subject:
Art-Painting General
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 123-128).
Series Volume:
no. PR03
Publication Date:
20010301
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.77x8.08x.76 in. 1.28 lbs.
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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"Synopsis" by , Revisits the paint by number phenomenon from the vantage point of the artists and entrepreneurs who created the kits, the critics who reviled them, and the consumers who purchased them.
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