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Rockies and the Alps

Bierstadt, Calame and the Romance of the Mountains
by Katherine Manthorne, Tricia Laughlin Bloom, Patricia Mainardi and James M. Saslow
D Giles Ltd

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Pub Date: 2018
Format: Hardback
Pages: 175 pp.
Size: 9.75 x 11.25 inches

ISBN: 9781907804960
TB Code: 2002007
Availability: 511 in stock

Inspired by the grandeur of the Rockies and the Alps, American and European artists strove to capture their power in paint. In the mid-19th century, when photographers, scientists, and armchair travellers were awakening to these wonders, improved transportation and accommodations made mountains and glaciers more accessible. This richly illustrated volume brings together dazzling depictions of the Rockies and the Alps, while investigating how geology, flora and fauna, and social and literary contexts relate to the rise of alpine landscape painting.It features 60 key works by Alexandre Calame, J.M. W. Turner, John Ruskin, Samuel F. B. Morse, Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Cole, Worthington Whittredge, Arthur Frederick Kensett, Charles Bierstadt, Carleton Watkins and Eadweard Muybridge.