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Fifty Great Western Illustrators

Author : Jeff Dykes
ISBN : UOM:39015034797608
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Reading The Virginian In The New West

Author : Melody Graulich
ISBN : 0803271042
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Although the origins of the western are as old as colonial westward expansion, it was Owen Wister?s novel The Virginian, published in 1902, that established most of the now-familiar conventions of the genre. On the heels of the classic western?s centennial, this collection of essays both re-examines the text of The Virginian and uses Wister?s novel as a lens for studying what the next century of western writing and reading will bring. The contributors address Wister?s life and travels, the novel?s influence on and handling of gender and race issues, and its illustrations and various retellings on stage, film, and television as points of departure for speculations about the ?new West??as indeed Wister himself does at the end of the novel. ø The contributors reconsider the novel?s textual complexity and investigate The Virginian's role in American literary and cultural history. Together their essays represent a new western literary studies, comparable to the new western history.

Dictionary Of American Antiquarian Bookdealers

Author : Donald C. Dickinson
ISBN : 0313266751
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Provides information on 205 notable American antiquarian bookdealers active from Colonia1 times to 1997.

1945 1978

Author : Maria Witt
ISBN : 9783110975079
Genre : Reference
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Billy The Kid

Author : Harold Dellinger
ISBN : 9781461745693
Genre : History
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In movies, stage plays, short stories, novels, newspaper articles, poems, and songs, literally hundreds of accomplished authors have been drawn toward the near mythical persona of Henry McCarty, aka William Bonney, alias Billy the Kid. This collection is a chronologically arranged anthology of excerpts from the Kid's canon—including rare pieces of pulp fiction, chapters of popular novels, and selections from respected biographies. Each excerpt plays off the strengths of the others to finally create a compelling collage of character. This compendium is an essential addition to the library of anyone interested in the myths and the realities of Billy the Kid.

The Bounty Of Texas

Author : Francis Edward Abernethy
ISBN : 0929398149
Genre : History
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Annotation A collection of eighteen pieces celebrating the bounty of Texas, complete with photographs featuring some of the bounty in deceased form. Consists of reminiscences, humor, and homage to some of the converging cultures that make up Texas--general nostalgia. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.

Public Art And Architecture In New Mexico 1933 1943

Author : Kathryn A. Flynn
ISBN : 9780865348813
Genre : Architecture
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Do you like to go treasure hunting in obvious or out of the way places? Do you like to view fine art in galleries large and small? This book will give you directions to New Mexico's amazing New Deal treasures and to buildings and bridges, murals and sculptures, paintings and people who made them. They are not necessarily in the most obvious places, and yet many are in places that one routinely visits. They have been patiently waiting in our cities, our villages, our parks, rarely witnessed as being "treasures." They were constructed perhaps even by your own artistic ancestors. This book is full of clues. Go sleuthing! Growing up in Portales, New Mexico, Kathryn Akers Flynn lived in an area with a New Deal courthouse, a New Deal post office, and New Deal schools. She worked at the local swimming pool and partied in the city park, both built during the Depression era. In high school she was a cheerleader on 1930s football fields for onlookers in Work Progress Administration bleachers and camped out at a nearby Civilian Conservation Corps created park and lake. She never knew any of these structures were fashioned by the New Deal, nor did she notice the New Deal treasures in Salt Lake City while at the University of Utah where she received her Bachelor's Degree or the New Deal structures in Carbondale, Illinois where she earned her Master's Degree at Southern Illinois University. Returning to New Mexico, she had a career in the state health and mental health administration that included directorship of Carrie Tingley Hospital, a New Deal facility with many public art treasures. It wasn't until she became Deputy Secretary of State of New Mexico that she realized what was around her. As a result she went on to edit three editions of the "New Mexico Blue Book" featuring information about New Deal creations all over the state. This book presents the history and whereabouts of many such treasures found since compiling an earlier book, "Treasures on New Mexico Trails," and another that focuses on New Deal programs nationwide, "The New Deal: A 75th Anniversary Celebration." She also assisted with the compilation of "A More Abundant Life, New Deal Artists and Public Art in New Mexico" by Jacqueline Hoefer, also from Sunstone Press and an apt companion for "Public Art and Architecture in New Mexico." She was instrumental in creating the National New Deal Preservation Association, and now serves as Executive Director.

American Paintings In The Metropolitan Museum Of Art

Author : Doreen Bolger Burke
ISBN : 9780870992445
Genre : Painting
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The Life Of Maynard Dixon

Author : Donald J. Hagerty
ISBN : 9781423603795
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Maynard Dixon embellished themes that encompassed the timeless truth of the majestic western landscape, the humanity of its memorable people, and the religious mysticism of the Native American. In an attempt to uncover the spirit of the American West, Dixon roamed its plains, mesas, and deserts--drawing, painting, and expressing his creative personality in poems, essays, and letters. Written in a very personal style, this biography includes anecdotes from Dixon's children, historical vignettes, and interviews with those who knew the artist. Donald J. Hagerty is the author of many publications on Maynard Dixon and other historic and contemporary artists. Having organized numerous museum exhibitions, he is a frequent lecturer for libraries, museums, and galleries. He lives in Davis, California. A personal portrait of an early-20th-century painter.

Engraved Prints Of Texas

Author : Mavis Parrott Kelsey
ISBN : 1585442704
Genre : Art
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For centuries Texas has fired the imagination of artists as well as explorers and settlers. Before modern photography, engravings were the principal type of illustration used by artists to portray images of the state. Now, in this extensive catalogue, authors Mavis P. Kelsey Sr., and Robin Brandt Hutchison have surveyed all engraved illustrations about Texas published before 1900. Engraved Prints of Texas, 1554–1900 presents the whole range of early Texas history as portrayed in published engravings: from the first printed representation of a buffalo in 1554 to a 1900 view of the University of Texas Medical School in Galveston. Entries include information on more than 2000 engravings, 470 of which are illustrated in this volume. Presented chronologically by century and decade of publication, each chapter features a brief introduction to the historical background of the era, highlighting key illustrations and placing the art within the context of major events of the period. Several topical discussions address subjects that span decades or recur as pervasive themes in illustration. Historians, teachers, and scholars will find this catalogue a useful reference for locating pictorial representations of particular events, subjects, or persons. It is an indispensable source for lovers of Texas history and an important contribution to preserving the visual record.

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