This large, stunning work of art in itself is a collection-worthy jewel that will be enjoyed over and over and over and over again.
In many ways, it is more important than ever to see, understand and hold dear and protect the incredible, unique collection of some of Nature's best works of art that is our national park system —a true gift from Mother Nature to all.
This edition has cover art of Yosemite National Park. We have two other covers to chose form — Grand Canyon and Yellowstone-Tetons.
Inspired by nineteenth-century painters and photographers, Congress passed legislation preserving America's spectacular natural resources for the enjoyment of everyone.
Today, artists continue to play a significant role in interpreting these iconic panoramas, intimate corners, and diverse wildlife within our national parks. In Art of the National Parks, seventy painters and sculptors offer distinctive visions of eight of the nation's most beloved wild lands: Acadia, Everglades, Grand Canyon, Grand Tetons, Rocky Mountain, Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Zion.
This large book is stunning, work of art in itself, worthy of any collection, and one that will be enjoyed over and over and over and over again.
Susan Hallsten McGarry, well-known author and curator, guides readers on a lively journey through the artists' styles, techniques, and philosophies.
Art historian/author Jean Stern, director of the Irvine Museum, discusses the historic artists who put into motion our nation's conservation consciousness.
And Terry Lawson Dunn, biologist and educator, highlights the national parks' ecological successes and challenges.
It is also an indispensible compendium of artists who are at the forefront of twenty-first-century American landscape and wildlife art.
With more than 450 artworks, this glorious, large-format book is a must for anyone who has hiked the trails, watched a sunset, marveled at buffalo herds, or yearned to experience our nation's mythic and transformative vistas.
Winner of the 2014 IPPY Gold Medal in Fine Art
Winner of the 2013 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards for Arts and Best Book