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This lavish, hand-painted artist volume comes to light for the first time since it was created by Deborah Passmore Gillingham (b. ? - 1877) in the mid 1870s. A celebration of the lilies and magnolias of the American south, it will be a treasure for all who love…

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This is a book for anyone who tells stories-teachers, parents, and especially children's librarians. Although the storyteller must draw during the presentation, artistic ability is not necessary for success. All stories and poems in this collection of stories…

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A sense of awe swept through natural history circles in 18th-century London when the first ships returned from Sydney with their cargo of exotic animals, birds, and plants—and striking watercolor illustrations. The sudden emergence, in 2011, of a large…

Canaletto

by J. G. Links

|May 10, 1999

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Canaletto (1697 -- 1768) is one of the most popular of all Old Master painters. His views of Venice, Rome and London are much celebrated and admired, but he was more than a mere recorder of scenery. In the words of one of his contemporaries, he had the power to…

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In Champion Trees of Arkansas , Linda Williams Palmer explores the state’s largest trees of their species, registered with the Arkansas Forestry Commission as “champions.” Through her beautiful colored-pencil drawings, each magnificent tree is…

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This fascinating and comprehensive survey of medieval carvings of musicians comprises all churches and cathedrals found in England. Illustrated with over 120 photographs by C.R. Nicewonger, the iconography of each type of instrument is recorded in detail and the…

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The Boids are back in town . . . The follow-up to the award-winning Extinct Boids , this book features more of the incredible art of cartoonist Ralph Steadman. This time, the focus is not on the birds that are gone, but on the ones that there is still time left…

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Out of the earth's 6 billion people, we probably have 5.9 billion to go, but that's the goal. I'd like nothing better than to have 6 billion people talking and thinking about protecting our planet, and I see no reason to stop trying." --Wyland Muralists…

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Presenting the first in-depth study of Thomas Moran's early western landscapes, Joni Louise Kinsey describes how the artist created three monumental paintings— The Grand Cañon of the Yellowstone (1872), The Chasm of the Colorado (1873-74), and The…

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During more than a decade of work in the conservation of prints and drawings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Margaret Holben Ellis, a specialist in the field, was aware that reliable information on many conservation problems was hard to find. It required…

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These 580 juicy images capture the fact that throughout history, artists and artisans have depicted vegetables in remarkable ways. Still lifes, photographs, amusing antique postcards, seed packet art-all sorts of vegetable illustrations have been created to…

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This book is a magnificently illustrated volume that will help anglers, scientists, and nature lovers to identify and appreciate North American freshwater game fish. Along with illustrations that showcase gender color variations for each species, Thompson…