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Visions of the Big Sky: Painting and Photographing the Northern Rocky Mountain West (Charles M. Russell Center Series on Art and Photography of the American West) Hardcover – April 9, 2010


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  • Series: Charles M. Russell Center Series on Art and Photography of the American West (Book 5)
  • Hardcover: 248 pages
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press (April 9, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0806138971
  • ISBN-13: 978-0806138978
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 10.2 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #774,775 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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[Dan Flores is] A history professor with a touch of philosopher thrown in. Plus the power to make music with his words. You re going to love . . .absorbing the visions he shows us in words and pictures. --Rural Montana

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Dan Flores is A. B. Hammond Professor of History at the University of Montana, Missoula. He is the author of numerous books, including The Natural West: Environmental History in the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains.


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Format: Hardcover
The latest addition to the impressive University of Oklahoma Press 'The Charles M. Russell Series on Art and Photography of the American West', "Visions of the Big Sky: Painting and Photographing the Northern Rocky Mountain West" is a 234-page compendium in which Dan Flores (the A. B. Hammond Professor of History, University of Montana, Missoula) draws upon his years of experience and expertise to showcase the artists and photographers who sought to capture to beauty and majesty of the Rocky Mountain West from the Wind River Range to the Canadian border country. From prehistoric rock art, to iconic photographs of Native Americans, to museum quality paintings by the likes of Charlie Russell and his contemporaries, Professor Flores essays are enhanced with 140 color and black/white illustrations. Of special note is the attention paid to female western artists Fra Dana, Evelyn Cameron, and Emily Carr. "Visions Of The Big Sky" is a core addition to academic and community library reference collections, and especially recommended to the attention of non-specialist general readers with an interest in the iconic images of the American West.
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