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Desert Dreams: The Art and Life of Maynard Dixon

Hagerty, Donald J.

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ISBN 10: 0879055502 / ISBN 13: 9780879055509
Published by Gibbs Smith, Layton, Utah, U.S.A., 1993
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NEW BOOK and DJ, both Near MINT, and DJ now with new Mylar protection; price-clipped. /// Definitive work on this seminal painter of the American West, about whom the author Thomas McGuane said, "To me, no painter has ever quite understood the light, the distances, the aboriginal ghostlines of the American West as well as Maynard Dixon." We more than agree, and salute this beautiful book. Bookseller Inventory # 007572

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Title: Desert Dreams: The Art and Life of Maynard ...

Publisher: Gibbs Smith, Layton, Utah, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Edition: First Edition

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"I know my West some, but to realize how big and splendid and free and magnificent and God-made it really is, once in a while, I have to look on Maynard Dixon's pictures," said Wilbur Hall in 1937. Added to this new edition are 20 newly discovered Dixon paintings, along with 12 previously unpublished black-and-white photographs, many of them portraits of Dixon taken by Dorothea Lange. This beautiful book captures the magnificence of Dixon's work and his unique personality.

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Contents Preface Acknowdgments Brief Chronology Foreword Introduction Growing up on the Dead Level: 1875-1893 Fin-de-Siecle Illustrator: 1893-1900 Going East to See the West: 1900-1907 Illustrated West, The New York Years: 1907-1912 Turn of the Tide: 1912-1920 Visionary: 1920-1925 Murals and Modernism: 1925-1931 From Taos to Chaos: 1931-1935 To Thine Own Self Be True: 1935-1940 At Last: 1940-1946 Revised Edition:1998 Notes Bibliography Index

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