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Title:
The art of Bev Doolittle
Author:
Maclay, Elise.
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Edition:
Bantam edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Bantam Books, [1990]

©1990
Physical Description:
ix, 160 pages ; 31 cm
Language:
English
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780553070095
Format :
Book

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Summary

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The classic hardcover gift book featuring artwork by one of the most acclaimed and collected nature artists today.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Popular printmaker/painter Bev Doolittle employs a visual equivalent of magic realism to capture fleeting dramas in nature: a fox darting from an arrow, an owl's encounter with a beaver, a hare escaping a coyote. Often, key elements, such as horses (her favorite subject) or a grizzly bear, are cleverly camouflaged, adding to the pictorial interest. Yet, notwithstanding this biographical-critical tribute to the California-born artist, her pictures are frequently sentimental, her celebrations of American Indian life approach kitsch, and much of her work seems closer to illustration than to serious art. Maclay, a poet, provides informal commentaries as well as short, lyric poems that mirror the pictures' spirit and their quest for spiritual meaning. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Table of Contents

1 Pintosp. 11
2 In Personp. 21
3 A Tale of Two Talentsp. 29
4 Making Ends Meetp. 33
5 Traveling Artistsp. 37
6 The Road Takenp. 61
7 Decisionsp. 91
8 Camouflagep. 105
9 Spirit Paintingsp. 123
10 Keeping the Magic Alivep. 147
Indexp. 160