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The Pacific Northwest Landscape: A Painted Historyby Kitty Harmon
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The striking landscape of the Pacific Northwest has inspired painters to put brush to canvas ever since the first European explorers sailed into local waters. A continuous, robust, and evolving artistic view of the region is represented in the 140 paintings selected for this beautiful book. Never before gathered in a single place, here are Albert Bierstadt, Sydney Laurence, Emily Carr, Mark Tobey, Kenneth Callahan, and George Tsutakawa, among many others — all taking account of the water, sky, mountains, air, and light of the Pacific Northwest. With a probing introduction by Jonathan Raban, this book amounts to a unique and irresistible painted history.
Gathering works by Albert Bierstadt, Sydney Laurence, Emily Carr, and others, this beautiful book represents a continuous, robust, and evolving artistic view of the Pacific Northwest. Full color reproductions of 100+ paintings.
About the Author
Kitty Harmon, author of Up to No Good: The Rascally Things Boys Do, was the founding director of Northwest Bookfest. She lives in Seattle.
Jonathan Raban is the author of many award-winning books, most recently Passage to Juneau: A Sea and Its Meanings. He lives in Seattle.
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