From the Dust Jacket
“In his pictures of life on the Plains, and of Indian fighting, he has almost created a new field of illustration, so fresh and novel are his characterizations; and the hot, sandy Plains, with soldiers marching doggedly under the burning sun, the vast prairies with the cowboys in lonely watch over their herds, the frontier towns with their motley population of whites and half-breeds, are realized as they have never been before.” – William A. Coffin, Scribner’s Magazine, March, 1892. At the age of thirty-one, Frederic Remington had already made a powerful and profound impact on the field of illustration. His style is acutely narrative, each composition a documentation of life in the wilderness and man’s struggle to tame a harsh land. Born in 1861, the son of a journalist-politician, Remington was trained at the School of Fine Arts at Yale and at the Art Students League in New York. An Easterner and an educated man, he sought his inspiration in the West. Remington found the drama, the glory, and the vitality that was frontier America on his first trip to Montana. The 1881 excursion to the Montana hills was the first of many trips throughout the West. Remington was adamant about the principles of choosing and knowing one’s subject. He adhered to the principle that an illustrator must be intimately familiar with the people, scenes, and locations that he chose to depict. He devoted his career to a way of life that was quickly disappearing and fixed forever the world’s concept of what the American West was like in its glory days.
Frederic Remington: The American West – An official publication of the American Museum of Natural History, selected and edited by Philip R. St. Clair. From the third printing by Bonanza Books, 1981 Edition with 1978 copyright. This hardcover book measures 9-1/4″ x 11″ and has 329 pages, ending with the Bibliography.
Enlarge the photo above. The unclipped dust jacket shows storage and includes a few closed tears and a bit of staining on the back side. The boards are in very good condition overall with some light staining and top right corner bung. The binding is strong and square and the pages are in near new condition. No names or other markings noted. Purchased used. Stored in and ships from clean, smoke-free, pet-free home.
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