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Re: More on coloring

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betti longinotti (p-lstudio)
Sat, 24 Jan 1998 18:49:53 -0500

All this talk about the coloring books again...I had decided to stay out
of it, but-
Does anyone know what the history of coloring books are? I was just
wondering because I was thinking about stained glass and the process we
go through in designing a window, in respect to myself as a SG artist or
the stained glass apprenticeship workshops I conduct. If you are
designing a large installation consisting of several windows you create
a 'maquette' which is colored in, for color and glass selection
reference. The maquette is then enlarged to what is called a 'cartoon'.
If your window is not too large you don't really need a maquette and you
create a cartoon initially, which is colored in. This is a crucial step
in designing stained glass, and it does have analogies to coloring book
activity. It just made me wonder about the history of coloring books.
Does anyone know? I wonder too what Crayola/ Binney & Smith is thinking
about this whole conversation. Mr. Tip is probably very sad!

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Betti L.
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