Byron Birdsall's Alaska: Before And After Statehood by Byron BirdsallByron Birdsall's Alaska: Before And After Statehood by Byron Birdsall

Byron Birdsall's Alaska: Before And After Statehood

IllustratorByron BirdsallForeword byDana Stabenow

Paperback | June 15, 2015

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These illustrations of historic Alaska by Byron Birdsall, one of the state's most renowned artists, portray the territory from the beginning of the twentieth century through the first decades after Alaska achieved statehood in 1959. Accompanied by informative captions, the black-and-white drawings are organized by region: Southcentral Alaska including Anchorage, the Arctic, the Interior, the western/Bering Sea coast, and Southeast. Birdsall's masterful illustrations depict a myriad of scenes, from tents on Ship Creek in 1915 to a train unloading tourists at McKinley Park Station in 1935, from the Governor's Mansion in 1939 in the capital city of Juneau to the Good Friday earthquake in 1964 and the Trans-Alaska Pipeline near the Koyukuk River in 1975.
Byron Birdsall's paintings feature brilliant landscapes, as well as uniquely Alaskan images such as puffins, eagles, and fishing boats. An artist with a national reputation and a world traveler, here is a man truly excited about being alive; and this same excitement illuminates his work. His watercolors are distillations of reality, sc...
Title:Byron Birdsall's Alaska: Before And After StatehoodFormat:PaperbackDimensions:104 pages, 7 × 9 × 0.68 inPublished:June 15, 2015Publisher:Graphic Arts BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1941821502

ISBN - 13:9781941821503