Armstrong, Christopher and Nelles, H.V.
Title THE PAINTED VALLEY: ARTISTS ALONG ALBERTA'S BOW RIVER, 1845-2000.
Binding Soft Cover
Book Condition Very Good+
Publisher Calgary University of Calgary Press 2007
1552382079 / 9781552382073
Seller ID 24520
160 pp, 4to (11" H). B&w photographs, b&w and colour reproductions. "With its dramatic landscapes and rugged beauty, Alberta's Bow River valley has inspired generations of artists. (This book) brings together a collection of works by local and visiting artists from 1845 to 2000 that captures the many moods of the river from its source high in the Rocky Mountains down to the city of Calgary and eastward across the open prairie. (The authors) have selected (works) from a number of Alberta museums and national collections which depict the Bow River and its valley, representing a broad array of historical periods, artistic styles, and points of view. From European topographers and military artists to painters commissioned by the Canadian Pacific Railway, from the Group of Seven to modernists and abstractionists, these pictures of the Bow valley tell us much about changing attitudes towards nature and the environment as well as the evolution of an artistic community in western Canada." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light waviness to edges of text block, otherwise clean and bright.