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Visions of Adventure: N. C. Wyeth and the Brandywine Artists

Dell. John Edward, with Walt Reed, eds.

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ISBN 10: 0823056082 / ISBN 13: 9780823056088
Published by Watson-Guptill Publications, New York, 2000
Condition: Fi ne Hardcover
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130 pages, contributors, select bibliography, index, color and b/w illustrations and biographies of Pyle, Wyeth, Dunn, Schoonover, Goodwin, Cornwell, essays, a few bifold illustrations; folio, blue cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Serving the antiquarian and used book world since 1980. Bookseller Inventory # 024591

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Title: Visions of Adventure: N. C. Wyeth and the ...

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications, New York

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fi ne

Dust Jacket Condition: Ver y Good

Edition: Stated First Printing

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This collection contains examples of the work of Howard Pyle, N.C. Wyeth, and four other exceptional painters from the Brandywine school of illustration, which opened in 1900. The 45-plus color illustrations, selected from magazines and books published throughout the 20th century, are accompanied by commentary discussing each work and illustrator. Five sections present chivalry, pirates, the American Indian, the frontier, and the art of illustration a personal journey. Edited by art collector Dell in association with Walt Reed, who has chronicled the history of American illustration in several books and articles. Oversize: 9.25x12.25<">. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Earlier in the previous century, adventure novels by such writers as Raphael Sabatini, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and James Branch Cabell needed illustrations to describe the action and locales. Inspired by demand, Howard Pyle, artist and author, founded the Brandywine School in Wilmington, DE, later moving it to Chadds Ford, PA, and naming it for the river that ran through the towns. His purpose was to groom artists as illustrators to meet the growing demand created by these stories, books, and, later, sportsmen's ads. This collection looks at six of the artists: Pyle, N.C. Wyeth, Harvey Dunn, Frank Schoonover, Philip Goodwin, and Dean Cornwell. Though trained in the East, these determined artists traveled widely to help make their work more authentic, and much of the enjoyment here lies in the themes they typically explored: chivalry, pirates, Native Americans, and the frontier. With accompanying essays by ten different scholars of the school, the 45 illustrations featured are lush in color and stunning in four gatefolds. There are brief biographies of each artist with a select bibliography. Strongly recommended for all collections.DJoseph Hewgley, Nashville P.L.
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