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The Texas Gulf Coast: Interpretations by Nine Artists (Signed by Hale and six of the artists)

Hale, Leon (Introduction)

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ISBN 10: 0890960828 / ISBN 13: 9780890960820
Published by Texas A&M University Press, College Station, TX, 1979
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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First printing of first edition. Signed by Leon Hale and six of the contributing artists (Herb Booth, John Cowan, Buck Schiwetz, Al Barnes, John Guerin, Harold Phenix). Very Good++ in a Good+ dust jacket. Book is clean, tight and square. DJ has chips, creasing and some short tears along edges and flap folds. Bookseller Inventory # 36668

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Title: The Texas Gulf Coast: Interpretations by ...

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press, College Station, TX

Publication Date: 1979

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Signed: Signed by Illustrator

Edition: 1st Edition

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Synopsis:

The Gulf of Mexico has inspired countless writers and artists since Cabeza de Vaca first set foot on the Texas shore. Here nine contemporary artists present their vivid and eloquent impressions of the Texas Gulf Coast.

Forty-seven stunning color plates reveal the Texas Gulf as seen by these artists---its beaches, marshes, bays and estuaries, its birds and plant life, its ever-changing moods and colors, the boats that ply its waters, the fish and game with which its waters and shores abound.

John Guerin’s brilliant impressionistic paintings, well known to those who frequent leading museums and galleries; Jack Cowan’s popular hunting and fishing scenes; the ever-appealing water-colors of E.M. Buck” Schiwetz and Michael Frary; the stormy oils of Everett Spruce; the haunting dunes, water, and sky by Dan Wingren; Al Barnes’s imaginatively captured boats; Herb Booth’s landscapes and skies full of birds; and Harold Phenix’s charming shore scenes of bait camps, oil rigs, and shrimp ports---all add up to a splendid tribute to the beauty and variety of the Texas Coast.

Leon Hale’s introduction brings alive the history, geography, and folklore of the region, and Ann Holmes’s foreword looks at the similarities and differences to be found in the artists’ views of the Coast.

For those who know and love the Gulf, there is recognition here. For those who do not, there is discovery.

About the Author:

Leon Hale is a columnist with the Houston Chronicle.

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