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Painting at the Edge of the World: The Watercolours of Tony Foster (Hardback)

Duncan Robinson

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ISBN 10: 0295988177 / ISBN 13: 9780295988177
Edité par University of Washington Press, United States, 2008
Neuf(s) Etat : New Hardback
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Language: English . Brand New Book. Winner of the 2009 ?Best Interior Design? prize sponsored by the Arizona Book Publishing Association In the Grand Canyon and on the icy flanks of Mount Everest, deep in rainforests and deserts, underwater and at the mouths of live volcanoes - Tony Foster paints his expansive watercolors at the edges of the world. Presented here with personal accounts of his journeys, they are an exultant testament to the power of art and the richness and fragility of our planet. Explorer-artist Tony Foster has been trekking into and living in the world s wildernesses for the past twenty-five years in order to make his monumental paintings, often under extreme and demanding conditions. These monumental works, containing written narratives, symbolic souvenirs, clues, and observations, are a celebration of some of the planet s most extraordinary places and of time spent studying and experiencing them. His exhibitions have been shown in many major museums and galleries, including the Smithsonian Institution, Yale Center for British Art, California Academy of Sciences, the Royal Watercolour Society, and the Royal Geographical Society. This is the first comprehensive retrospective volume of his work. In addition to selections from Tony Foster s diaries, the book includes contributions by James K. Ballinger, Graham Beal, John Halkes, Duncan Robinson, Stephen Sparks, Mark Trahant, and Annie and Bill Vanderbilt. N° de réf. du libraire AAJ9780295988177

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Titre : Painting at the Edge of the World: The ...

Éditeur : University of Washington Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2008

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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In the Grand Canyon and on the icy flanks of Mount Everest, deep in rainforests and deserts, under water and at the mouths of live volcanoes Tony Foster paints his expansive watercolours at the edges of the world. Presented here with personal accounts of his journeys, they are an exultant testament to the power of art and the richness and fragility of our planet. His meticulously executed watercolours demonstrate his complete mastery of the centuries-old tradition of English landscape painting. For Foster each work is a page in a visual diary, a richly pictorial chronicle of events and encounters along the way which constitutes both journey and destination. In his composite images, maps and diagrams, together with details of flora and fauna, contextualize the principal subjects. The packets of seeds, like the pouches of volcanic dust, combine similarly the narrative of particular journeys with different time scales and forces of nature. Tony Foster has succeeded in seeing, and conveying by means of the most subtle of visual metaphors, eternity in a grain of sand .

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