The Camel and the Wheel

The Camel and the Wheel

by Richard W. Bulliet
     
 

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The Southwest, particularly Arizona and New Mexico, comes alive in this book as a land ablaze with colors and brilliance uniquely its own. Here the deep-blue expanse of sky meets the fiery reds and oranges of breathtaking canyons, deserts, and deep valleys, which stretch into rugged mountains. This complex and diverse landscape and the extraordinary cultures

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The Southwest, particularly Arizona and New Mexico, comes alive in this book as a land ablaze with colors and brilliance uniquely its own. Here the deep-blue expanse of sky meets the fiery reds and oranges of breathtaking canyons, deserts, and deep valleys, which stretch into rugged mountains. This complex and diverse landscape and the extraordinary cultures thriving within it have been a wellspring of inspiration for artists and source of wonder for many. In paintings by Victor Higgins, Thomas Moran, Edward Hopper, John Sloan, Marsden Hartley, Maynard Dixon, Georgia O'Keeffe and many others we, too, share in visions of the beauty, mystery, and grandeur that has drawn artists and travelers alike to the Southwest.

The breathtaking expanse of the Southwest is nowhere more accessible than in the over ninety glorious landscapes of this book. Accompanying the art are selected writings of such famous authors as D.H. Lawrence and Willa Cather. Suzan Campbell's introduction briefly traces the history of the Southwest along with its continual allure for both regional and visiting artists.

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Reprint, with new preface, of a classic first published in 1975. Moving across disciplines from anthropology to technology to zoology, Bulliet (history, Columbia U.) shows how this particular domestic animal has fitted into the total context of human society throughout history. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231072342
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
05/20/1990
Series:
Morningside Book Series
Edition description:
Morningside ed
Pages:
327
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Richard W. Bulliet is professor of history at Columbia University. A former Guggenheim fellow, he is the editor of The Columbia History of the Twentieth Century and author of The Camel and the Wheel. He is also the author of four novels of mystery and intrigue.

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