Synopses & Reviews
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.