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Visions and Visionaries: The Art and Artists of the Santa Fe Railway

Visions and Visionaries: The Art and Artists of the Santa Fe Railway

by Sandra D'Emilio, Suzan Campbell

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The rise of the Southwest as a premier tourist destination is not simply a phenomenon of the 1980s and 1990s but dates to the turn of the 20th century. Included in this book of promotional art are 80 paintings of Native Americans and scenic beauty reproduced in color. Many of these romantic portrayals, by such artists as Thomas Moran, E. Irving Crouse, Bert Geer Phillips, and Ernest L. Blumenschein, were originally reproduced on calendars and as prints. An introductory essay not only examines the paintings within the context of a developing tourist industry but also discusses the birth of tourism, including the railroad, Fred Harvey Houses, and other accommodations inspired by Native American and Spanish design. Primarily a vehicle to present the Santa Fe's corporate collection, the light-hearted catalog will appeal to those interested in the art and history of the Southwest as well as railroad history.-- Kathleen Eagen Johnson, Historic Hudson Valley, Tarrytown, N.Y.

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