"Full of fresh insights, apposite comparisons and juxtapositions, and a vital, admirably concise prose style, this study promises to command and hold the attention of anyone with an interest in the interplay of art, nature, and American culture."—David Tatham, author of Winslow Homer in the Adirondacks
Robert L. McGrath leads a tour of New Hampshire’s White Mountains through art and illustration spanning three centuries. He surveys—often at an exhilarating pace—the topographic and metaphoric landscape of New Hampshire’s White Mountains through the artistic and tourist life of the region as it appears in paintings and illustrations. Extending from the late eighteenth to the late twentieth century, he includes by far the most extensive collection of pictorial works relating to the White Mountains to date.
Although the scenic beauty of the White Mountains attracted many of America’s most significant artists during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, such as Thomas Cole, Frank Stella, Winslow Homer, Fernand Leger, John Marin, and Marsden Hartley, no comprehensive account of this region’s rich contribution to the history of American art has ever been published.
Robert L. McGrath is professor of art history at Dartmouth College. He is a specialist in American art and has published and lectured widely on the art of northern New York and New England. He also serves as a consultant on art and nature for the National Park Service.
8 x 10, 252 pages, 16 color, 147 black and white illustrations