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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Smithsonian Books; 1st edition (June 17, 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1560981709
  • ISBN-13: 978-1560981701
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.7 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #720,127 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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[Thomas Moran and the Surveying of the American West] significantly enlarges our understanding of how the West was imaged, imagined, and marketed.”—Journal of the West

“By elucidating how his works were part of the larger enterprise of developing and settling the American West, Kinsey contributes a great deal to scholarship on Thomas Moran. . . . Kinsey's book offers the reader valuable insights into the art of Moran, the visual efforts of the Great Surveys, and the complex association of surrounding networks.”—Winterthur Portfolio

About the Author

Joni Louise Kinsey is an associate professor of art history at the University of Iowa.

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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 17, 2001
Format: Paperback
A bit of a major disappointment for a book with good B/W illustrations, this is a book about one of the great colorist painters of landscape art. Disheartened.
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8 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Cecily Corcoran on September 23, 2000
Format: Paperback
This is one of the most extensive books on Thomas Moran's life. The Smithsonian recently published it (1992). It also has an excellent assortment of pictures of his works. For a complete overview of his work and life, this is the book to have.
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