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Charles R. Knight: The Artist Who Saw Through Time Hardcover – March 1, 2012
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About the Author
Richard Milner’s award-winning books include The Encyclopedia of Evolution (1990), Darwin’s Universe: Evolution from A to Z (2009), and The Last Human (2007). A longtime editor of Natural History magazine, he is a frequent contributor to top science journals, and has appeared on the History Channel, Animal Planet, Nova, BBC Two, and the Discovery Channel. Rhoda Knight Kalt contributes a warm introduction about her beloved grandfather.
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Top Customer Reviews
This collection is a tribute to artist's meticulous craft and wondrous sweep of knowledge and creativity. It's worth just the images alone but author Richard Milner also provides rich insight into the artist, his method and his muse. We are given a tour of Knight's career from early sketches to master pieces and instructions to new artists with a hankering to articulate the wild things in life.
Charles Knight was not just an artist but also a chronicler of his time and the evolution of the paleontological sciences. We see the visual gold rush of innovative and thorough studies that gave more and more clarity into the time long before we first picked up a charred stick as a stylus and started rendering on smooth rock walls.
We also see his passion for drawing and painting all the wildlife his world had to offer like elephants, tigers, birds and the landscape they inhabited, rendered beautifully and full of the life that supported these magnificent creatures.
In short, Charles Knight wove the tapestry that is our world and the life within it, as well as the lives we'll never witness but still rendered large and vitally by the artist's hands.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This art blew my mind when I was 5. I became obsessed with Dinosaurs thanks to Charles R Knight. I lost the original book I had long ago. Read morePublished 9 days ago by 77vqmous
Beautiful book of Knight's work---remove the dustjacket and instead of a plain hardcover you get Knight's iconic T. rex vs. Triceratops mural---first rate all the way!Published 10 days ago by Jeff Siskin
This collection is a delight. I have long been a fan of Knight's paintings and this book not only showcases them but also chronicles his development as an artist and his natural... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Patrick Norton
I love everything about this book: the layout, the excellent reproductions of his art, and the insightful writing. Read morePublished 8 months ago by TroutChaser
A great collection of Charles R. Knight's artistry. Unfortunately, there were some examples which were not included, which I would have loved to have been included.Published 11 months ago by al
As a "dino-smitten" kid, I grew up on the illustrations of Charles R. Knight and, even if subsequent finds and analysis have overtaken some of his notions, his... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Henry S. Plouse
Charles Knight was one of the best artists to imagine the prehistoric world, and this book will show you why that's true. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Adam
It was the art of Charles Knight which made me so fascinated with Prehistoric life. Even with the great artists of today, Knight's images of dinosaurs, the mighty Saber Tooth Cat... Read morePublished 15 months ago by R. Prine