The Art and Flair of Mary Blair: An Appreciation. By John Canemaker, foreword by Roy E. Disney. 2003, hardcover with dustjacket. 10x10", 110 pages. Loaded with gorgeous color and b&w photos.
"The style and vibrant color of Disney films in the early 1940s through mid-1950s came primarily from the 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.
"She dominated design at the Walt Disney Studios with a joyful creativity and exuberant color palette that stamped to look of many classic Disney animated features including Cinderella and Peter Pan. Favorite theme park attractions, most notably "It's a Small World" ride, originally created for the 1964 New York World's Fair."