Drawn to Yellowstone: Artists in America's First National Park

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Old Faithful Geyser, Emerald Spring, the magnificent canyons and falls of the Yellowstone River: these and other sites, familiar to the millions of visitors who travel through Yellowstone National Park each year, have been an inspiration to generations of artists. Thomas Moran, Albert Bierstadt, Frederic Remington, Louis Comfort Tiffany, and dozens of other artists have braved difficult conditions to capture the splendors of Yellowstone in many media, from delicate watercolors and pen-and-ink sketches to powerful...
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Overview

Old Faithful Geyser, Emerald Spring, the magnificent canyons and falls of the Yellowstone River: these and other sites, familiar to the millions of visitors who travel through Yellowstone National Park each year, have been an inspiration to generations of artists. Thomas Moran, Albert Bierstadt, Frederic Remington, Louis Comfort Tiffany, and dozens of other artists have braved difficult conditions to capture the splendors of Yellowstone in many media, from delicate watercolors and pen-and-ink sketches to powerful oils and popular lithographs. They have portrayed the animals that lived there, the humans who passed through, and above all the remarkable features that have made Yellowstone a wonderland to so many artists and observers.
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In this volume, Hassrick (founding director emeritus of the Charles M. Russell Center, U. of Oklahoma) studies how Yellowstone has been perceived and what that perception has contributed to the development of the culture and art the region has inspired. The text describes why the park has been an inspiration for artists, and how individual artists have contributed towards a collective vision. Contains 70 color and b&w plates. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780295981734
  • Publisher: University of Washington Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/2002
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 8.92 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 0.89 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword vii
Preface ix
Acknowledgments xiii
Introduction 3
1. Brushes with Discovery 14
2. Machine Makers at the Brink 24
3. Yellowstone by the Book 89
4. The Nation's Art Gallery 106
5. The Coming of Age of Aesthetic Conservation 140
6. Steamy Angels and Vague Bears 185
7. The Modern View 206
Notes 229
Index 243
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