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Library JournalThis catalog, published in association with the Museum of Fine Arts (MoFA), Houston, documents the influence of the Western landscape on American modernist art. Neff (curator, American painting & sculpture, MoFA; Frederic Remington), who curated the recent exhibition at MoFA and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, covers a vast territory, from the Mississippi to the Pacific and from the mid-19th century to 1950. Two sections, "Prologue: Landmarking the West" and "The End of the Frontier: Making the West Artistic," present 19th-century art and photographs of the West and its people. "The Many Wests" discusses art inspired by the landscapes of California and the Southwest as well as by the dust bowl era. The final section, "Epilogue: The Abstract West," deals with surrealist and abstract art. It also sheds new light on abstract-expressionist painter Jackson Pollock's work, which it relates directly to Navajo sand painting. More than 200 illustrations (136 in color) document a wide range of paintings, drawings, and photographs. Recommended for libraries with art or Western collections.