Winslow Homer in the Adirondacks
By (author) David Tatham
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Winslow Homer in the Adirondacks by David Tatham
Book Description"Winslow Homer made his first visit to the Adirondacks in 1870 and his last in 1910, just two months before his death. His first and subsequent visits to the region coincided with the growing public concern that led to the creation of the Adirondack Forest Preserve in 1885 and the Adirondack State Park in 1892...David Tatham demonstrates very convincingly that Homer's 'Adirondack oils and watercolors constitute a highly original examination of the human race's relationship to the natural world at a time when long-established assumptions about humans, nature, and art itself were undergoing profound change.'...The visual focus is upon the artist's twenty-four Adirondack oils and watercolors that are superbly reproduced in full color...An impressive work that is fully worthy of its subject." - New York History; "[Tatham]...explores the influence of Darwinism and [Homer's] residence in England on his perception of nature. The author notes the success of the artist's watercolours on his return to the Adirondacks in 1889, explores his use of hunting imagery, and the repeated appearance of Beaver Mountain in his work until his death in 1910." - Artbibliographics
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780815607731
(279mm x 241mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Syracuse University Press
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Publish Date: 28-Feb-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author David Tatham
North American Prints, 1913-1947, Hardback (July 2006)
Examines the rich diversity in the subject, style, and geography of printmaking from 1913-1947. Here, three distinguished printmakers, who were active during the 1930s and 1940s, share their recollections of those decades, offering first hand accounts of the political, social, and cultural elements that influenced the artists and their work.
Winslow Homer and the Illustrated Book, Hardback (March 1992)» View all books by David Tatham
This study introduces a little-known aspect of the work of the artist Winslow Homer (1836-1910). In particular, it focuses on his work as an illustrator of books and literary magazines, where, for almost three decades, he pictorialised the works of Bryant, Longfellow, Tennyson and Whittier.
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Author Biography - David Tatham
David Tatham, is professor emeritus of fine arts at Syracuse University.
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