Voyaging: Southward from the Strait of Magellan by Rockwell KentVoyaging: Southward from the Strait of Magellan by Rockwell Kent

Voyaging: Southward from the Strait of Magellan

byRockwell Kent

Paperback | March 10, 2000

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Rockwell Kent is one of America's most famous graphic artists. He was also an avid traveler. Kent was especially fascinated by remote Arctic lands and often stayed for extended periods of time to paint, write, and become acquainted with the local inhabitants. Between 1918 and 1935, he wrote and illustrated several popular books about his travels. Voyaging, originally published in 1924, is the engaging story of Kent's sailing voyage to Tierra del Fuego. Kent is a charming writer and keen observer of both the land and its people. The book is beautifully and generously illustrated with Kent's distinctive woodcuts.

The first edition was published to great critical acclaim. New Republic wrote, "the land lives. A land where roses are as big as sun-flowers, where gales gnaw against bleak cliffs . . . At the end of the earth, there is the paradox of the dwarf and the giant." The Nation said, "Kent has caught the wild beauty of this ominous region -- iron crags ringed with the froth of blown surf, wind-tortured trees, distant peaks incrusted with dazzling snow; but out of the very heart of this bewildering beauty emanates a sense of unseen presences appallingly, implacably hostile to man."
Rockwell Kent (1872 - 1971) is perhaps best known for his illustrations for The Complete Works of William Shakespeare and Moby Dick. Kent also created the "random house" that, despite revision throughout the years, has been the colophon of that company since its inception in 1928. Kent's other travel books include N by E, Wilderness, a...
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Title:Voyaging: Southward from the Strait of MagellanFormat:PaperbackDimensions:202 pages, 10.04 × 7.5 × 0.7 inPublished:March 10, 2000Publisher:Wesleyan University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0819564095

ISBN - 13:9780819564092

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This written and illustrated profile of the Arctic region by acclaimed American artist Rockwell Kent originally came out in 1924.Voyaging Southward from the Strait of Magellen depicts his boat trip to Tierra del Fuego. This book contains 96 drawings of the ominous, hostile region — windblown surf, craggy trees, and distant mountain peaks. Rockwell Kent is best known for his illustrations for The Complete Works of William Shakespeare and Moby Dick. His other travel books include Wilderness and A Northern Christmas.

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Rockwell Kent is one of America's most famous graphic artists. He was also an avid traveler. Kent was especially fascinated by remote Arctic lands and often stayed for extended periods of time to paint, write, and become acquainted with the local inhabitants. Between 1918 and 1935, he wrote and illustrated several popular books about his travels. Voyaging, originally published in 1924, is the engaging story of Kent's sailing voyage to Tierra del Fuego. Kent is a charming writer and keen observer of both the land and its people. The book is beautifully and generously illustrated with Kent's distinctive woodcuts.The first edition was published to great critical acclaim. New Republic wrote, "the land lives. A land where roses are as big as sun-flowers, where gales gnaw against bleak cliffs . . . At the end of the earth, there is the paradox of the dwarf and the giant." The Nation said, "Kent has caught the wild beauty of this ominous region -- iron crags ringed with the froth of blown surf, wind-tortured trees, distant peaks incrusted with dazzling snow; but out of the very heart of this bewildering beauty emanates a sense of unseen presences appallingly, implacably hostile to man."“To say that Voyaging is the literary equivalent of Rockwell Kent’s full-blooded paintings is to damn it with faint praise. It’s a book that can easily stand on its own beside any travel narrative of its time or indeed our time. In fact, Voyaging is so fresh and robust that it reads as if it had been written yesterday rather than in the early 1920s.” - Lawrence Millman, author of An Evening Among Headhunters and Last Places