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A new paperback edition of Kent's first book, often referred to as "Alaska's Walden."

Synopsis:

In August 1918 Rockwell Kent and his 9-year-old son settled into a primitive cabin on an island near Seward, Alaska. Kent, who during the next three decades became America's premier graphic artist, printmaker, and illustrator, was seeking time, peace, and solitude to work on his art and strengthen his ties with his son. This reissue of the journal chronicling their 7-month odyssey describes what Kent called "an adventure of the spirit". He soon discovers how deeply he is "stirred by simple happenings in a quiet world" as man and boy face both the mundane and the magnificent: satisfaction in simple chores like woodchopping or baking; the appalling gloom of long and lonely winter nights; hours of silence while each works at his drawings; crystalline moonlight glancing off a frozen lake; killer whales cavorting in their bay. Richly illustrated by Kent's drawings, the journal vividly re-creates that sense of great height and space - both external and internal - at the same time that it celebrates a wilderness now nearly lost to us.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780819552938
Other:
Kent, Rockwell
Publisher:
Wesleyan
Author:
Kent, Rockwell
Location:
Hanover, N.H.
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Artists
Subject:
North America
Subject:
United States - Pacific - Alaska
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Kent, Rockwell
Subject:
Artists -- Alaska -- Biography.
Subject:
Renard Island
Subject:
Renard Island (Alaska)
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Rev ed.
Series Volume:
v. 67
Publication Date:
19960731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
237
Dimensions:
10.04x7.14x.79 in. 1.16 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In August 1918 Rockwell Kent and his 9-year-old son settled into a primitive cabin on an island near Seward, Alaska. Kent, who during the next three decades became America's premier graphic artist, printmaker, and illustrator, was seeking time, peace, and solitude to work on his art and strengthen his ties with his son. This reissue of the journal chronicling their 7-month odyssey describes what Kent called "an adventure of the spirit". He soon discovers how deeply he is "stirred by simple happenings in a quiet world" as man and boy face both the mundane and the magnificent: satisfaction in simple chores like woodchopping or baking; the appalling gloom of long and lonely winter nights; hours of silence while each works at his drawings; crystalline moonlight glancing off a frozen lake; killer whales cavorting in their bay. Richly illustrated by Kent's drawings, the journal vividly re-creates that sense of great height and space - both external and internal - at the same time that it celebrates a wilderness now nearly lost to us.
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