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Land of the Fragile Giants: Landscapes, Environments, and Peoples of the Loess Hills (Bur Oak Original)

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Not since the early nineteenth century, when George Catlin and Karl Bodmer thoroughly sketched the area, have the rough-textured Loess Hills of western Iowa been artistically interpreted with any intensity. Now, inspired by this rugged landscape of steep-sided ridges and bluffs, Land of the Fragile Giants offers a collaboration of contemporary artists, scientists, and humanists all creating their interpretations of today's Hills. Looking at the natural and the human features of the renowned Hills, personal essays blend with works of art to create a verbal and visual panorama of the Loess Hills and a multidimensional view of a region that makes a deep impression on each visitor.

Working closely with Iowa State University's Brunnier Art Museum, twenty-seven professional artists from Iowa and the Midwest visited the Loess Hills at various times throughout 1993 to gather insight for their projects. The result: a dramatic exhibition of paintings, sculpture, prints, and photographs that beautifully complement this volume's literary works. The twelve essayists also have strong ties to the Loess Hills. Each author has spent a significant portion of her or his life in the Hills. The scientists reinterpret their research within the framework of their experience; the humanists provide background and context for the scientists; the artists illuminate the whole.

The art and essays in Land of Fragile Giants bring a meeting of broadly diverse minds and talents to an appreciation of the multitude beauties of Iowa's premier natural area. This striking and colorful volume will appeal to all those captivated by the Loess Hills and all general readers with interdisciplinary interests.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780877454779
Editor:
Mutel, Cornelia F.
Editor:
Swander, Mary
Editor:
Mutel, Cornelia F.
Editor:
Swander, Mary
Author:
Pohlman, Lynette
Author:
Mutel, Cornelia F.
Author:
Swander, Mary
Editor:
Swander, Mary
Publisher:
University of Iowa Press
Location:
Iowa City :
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Landscape
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions
Subject:
Exhibitions
Subject:
Natural history
Subject:
Ecology -- Loess Hills (Iowa and Mo.) -- Exhibitions.
Subject:
Loess Hills
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - General
Subject:
Loess Hills (Iowa and Mo.)
Subject:
Loess Hills (Iowa and Mo.) in art -
Subject:
Americana-General
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Bur Oak Book
Series Volume:
no. A-669
Publication Date:
19940931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
27 color and 21 bandw photos
Pages:
168
Dimensions:
8.5 x 10 x 0.4 in

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