|Author:||William L. Bird|
|Title:||Paint by Number: The How-To Craze that Swept the Nation|
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|ePUB size:||1911 kb|
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|Category:||History and Criticism|
|Publisher:||Princeton Architectural Press; 1 edition (May 7, 2001)|
Paint by number pitted the creative against the mechanical, and deeply questioned art by giving everyone a paintbrush. This is a scholarly book and, at the same time, a comfortable read (as are most Princeton Architectural Press books), full of paintings, photographs, and ephemera such as advertisements and package designs, which alone stand as proof that one product can retell a critical part of the cultural history of America. It is a fantastic book for anyone interested in the intersection between art and culture in this fast-changing era. - -Juliette Cezzar. In the early 1950s, paint-by-number kits became, for watchdogs of America's artistic ambition, a metaphor for the commercialization, mechanization and "dumbing-down" of American culture. But consumers paid little attention to such finger wagging; in 1954, more "number" paintings hung in American homes than did original works of art.
Paint by Number: The How-To Craze that Swept the Nation.
William Bird Jr's Paint By Number traces the history of a movement which swept across the country and created many a budding novice artist. Chapters provide plenty of color photo examples of a changing industry which recognized an unfulfilled desire in the common man to be an artist. The gorgeous displays and ads for the medium are compelling, even for the non-artist reader. A Fun Trip Down Memory Lane. The author discusses Max Klein & Dan Robbins, the men who started the paint-by-number "craze", and some of the other artists who worked on the kits. Despite heavy criticism from the art community, the kits were enormously popular in many countries. I used to love doing these kits when I was a kid in the '60's and '70's. It may not be "art" but if nothing else I think people learn a little something about colors, shading and composition while working on these kits. Art by kit: a retrospective.
Paint by Number book. What is the fascination of paint by numbers? Is it the intoxicating. 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!.
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Paint by Number: How to Craz That Swept the Nation. by William L. Bird Jr. Publication Data. Published March 1st 2001 by Princeton Architectural Press. Physical Description.
Paint by Number: The How-To Craze that Swept the Nation by William L. Bird, Jr. is not a send-up or a spoof in any way, but a serious look at the history of what used to be a popular hobby of the post World War II leisure class. Any fans of the genre, or nostalgic amateurs who have fond (or frustrated) memories of attacking these kits over the Christmas holidays of their childhoods, will enjoy reading about how the kits came about.
Authors: William L Bird William Larry Bird William L Bird Jr William Larry Bird Jr. Sell your textbook. Feel free to highlight your textbook rentals. Included with your book. Free Shipping on rental returns. 21-day Refund Guarantee Learn More. Plus a Special Surprise from Chegg! Learn More. Details about Paint by Number: 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?
Paint by Number, by William L. Bird, J. Smithsonian Institution and National Museum of American History in association with Princeton Architectural Press, 2001. This book expands on the theme, with history of Paint by Number kit producers intertwined with social history of the era, and interspersed with dabs of the genre. Roses and butterflies, he is cited as saying, for men who could have killed me at any time. By the 1950s, Paint by Number had swept the nation. At its height, Palmer Paint was shipping more than 75,000 kits each day. By 1955, the company had 35 competitors.
Paint By Number Kit: Everything You Need to Re-Create 8 Vintage Masterpieces. Paint by Number: How to Craze That Swept the Nation by William Bird. Cabinet Magazine Interview with William L. Bird, Jr, curator of of the Smithsonian exhibit. Collecting Paint-by-Number Art by Doug James. A nice, detailed history of Craft Master and PBNs, in two parts: History of PBN By Deanna Dahlsad. Vintage Paint-by-Number Paintings Make a Comeback - Long article about resurgence in PBN interest from 07/2001.