The Art of Making Old from New, Transformagic by DuPont, copyright 1949 featuring Peter Hunt deemed to be one of the fathers of American of American Decorative painting. Peter Hunt was a talented folk artist, a self-made celebrity and a
relentless entrepreneur who made a name for himself with his peasant decorations
from the 1930s through the 1960s.
When the United States began fighting in World War II, Hunt brought a new
angle to his work: he could show anyone how to “transform old furniture into
new” (with a sponsoring line of paints from Du Pont, of course), so people could
continue to conserve and recycle as the wartime government had enjoined. His
booklets for Du Pont Nemours, How to Transform Old Furniture into New in
1943 and Transformagic in 1945 were immensely popular, especially after
Life, House Beautiful, and Mademoiselle magazines published
feature stories and photo spreads about Hunt and his furniture decorating
This softcover 38 page booklet is filled with pictures of his work with tips. The back cover indicates this book was sold by Donner Trail Lumber Co of Truckee, California. A great find for any Peter Hunt collector.
Cover has some soiling and front cover has bent corner otherwise inside is clean and complete. Staple spine is intact.
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