The Island Within Us: Isle Royale Artists in Residence 1991-1998

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9780935289114: The Island Within Us: Isle Royale Artists in Residence 1991-1998

The work of 34 Isle Royale Artists in Residence collected and presented for the first time in a beautiful coffee table book. These paintings, drawings, photographs, poems, essays, and musical compositions reflect each artist’s attempts to deal directly with solitude, simplicity, and the wild beauty of Isle Royale and Lake Superior. In their accompanying essays, the artists tell the stories of their residencies and reflect on how their experiences have re-shaped them and their art.

This exquisite oversize book includes 65 full color reproductions. It was the winner of the 2002 National Park Service Excellence in Interpretive Media Award.

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About the Author:

Jill Burkland is the Executive Director of the Isle Royale Natural History Association. She was for many years a station manager for Minnesota Public Radio. She holds degrees from Macalester College and Indiana University.

Robert Root is a Professor in the Dept. of English at Central Michigan U. He is the author of several books including Time By Moments Steals Away: The 1848 Diary of Ruth Douglas and Recovering Ruth. He holds degrees from State University College at Geneseo and the University of Iowa.

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"Island Within" is a remarkable look at how artists think...almost like a novel...the experience is magical. -- Kyle Eller, Budgeteer News, Jan 21, 2001

The perfect holiday book for lovers of Isle Royale...a memorable book reflecting its mystique and wild beauty. -- Anne Valentine Martino, Ann Arbor News, Nov. 13, 2000

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