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The Resource Explorers' sketchbooks : the art of discovery & adventure, [compiled by] Huw Lewis-Jones, Kari Herbert ; foreword by Robert Macfarlane

Explorers' sketchbooks : the art of discovery & adventure, [compiled by] Huw Lewis-Jones, Kari Herbert ; foreword by Robert Macfarlane

Label
Explorers' sketchbooks : the art of discovery & adventure
Title
Explorers' sketchbooks
Title remainder
the art of discovery & adventure
Statement of responsibility
[compiled by] Huw Lewis-Jones, Kari Herbert ; foreword by Robert Macfarlane
Title variation
Explorers sketchbooks
Title variation remainder
the art of discovery & adventure
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Language
eng
Summary
"One vital piece of equipment has been a constant in explorers' kits for centuries of adventure--the sketchbook or journal. Often private, they are records of immediate experiences, insight, and discovery, and in their pages we can see what the explorers themselves encountered. Here are carefully selected excerpts from 70 such sketchbooks from explorers through history to the present, records by men and women who journeyed into frozed wastelands, high mountains, barren deserts, and dense rainforests with their senses and curiosity about the world wide open. Here is the art of discovery."--Back cover
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Review
  • This compilation of excerpts and facsimiles of 70 notebooks belonging to explorers throughout history is as educational as it is visually enticing. Readers will lap up John James Audubon’s Carolina Parakeet drawn in June of 1811, Charles Darwin’s 1837 “tree of life” sketch, and Alexandrine Tinne’s self-portraits at a ball in 1855 and in a Bedouin tent a year later, among many other illustrations. However, this collection proves to be as much about words, for the writing is exemplary. The exquisite, informative reproductions are supported by hearty and wistful quotes from the explorers and by the authors’ detailed captions (unfortunately in tiny print). Lewis-Jones and Herbert’s introduction and essays by four living explorers, most notably Wade Davis, raise the form high. Brief biographies contribute finely crafted, economical rhetoric as well as well-researched material and sound opinions. This bountiful book provides delicious discovery in itself, albeit from the comfort of a chair by the fire. (Apr.) --Staff (Reviewed 02/20/2017) (Publishers Weekly, vol 264, issue 08, p)
  • /* Starred Review */ The intersection of adventure, art, and memoir doesn't get any better than this title, edited by polar guides and husband-and-wife team Lewis-Jones (Face to Face) and Herbert (Polar Wives). This delicious oversized sampler of illustrated field notes offers alphabetically arranged excerpts from the notebooks of 70 naturalists, ethnographers, scientists, and mountaineers, famous and obscure, from John White's 1585 depictions of Algonquin Indians to Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean's paintings of rock collecting on the moon. A brief biography of each person, with highlights from their travels, accompanies high-quality illustrations: not only landscapes and wildlife but also portraits of long-vanished people, architecture, and customs, plus journal ephemera—sure to please sketchbook lovers. Most predate the mid-20th century, so predictably, few women and even fewer nonwhite artists are featured; issues of colonialism and appropriation are touched on, but these are not in-depth studies. Rather, they are tantalizing vignettes of those who took up pencil, paints, and paper to communicate firsthand the wonder of their discoveries. VERDICT For sketchers, armchair explorers, and anyone with a love of adventure and illustration. Because each entry is brief, a list of where individual explorer's archives are held would have been appreciated.—Lisa Peet, Library Journal --Lisa Peet (Reviewed 02/15/2017) (Library Journal, vol 142, issue 3, p86)
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10560060
Cataloging source
DLC
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Lewis-Jones, Huw
Dewey number
910.9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
G200
LC item number
.E87 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1970-
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  • Lewis-Jones, Huw
  • Herbert, Kari
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True
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  • Explorers
  • Explorers
  • Adventure and adventurers
  • Adventure and adventurers
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the art of discovery & adventure
Label
Explorers' sketchbooks : the art of discovery & adventure, [compiled by] Huw Lewis-Jones, Kari Herbert ; foreword by Robert Macfarlane
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Publication
Note
"First published in the United Kingdom in 2016 by Thames & Hudson Ltd."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
These rough notes / Huw Lewis-Jones, Kari Herbert -- The sketchbooks. Roald Amundsen -- John James Audubon -- John Auldjo -- Thomas Baines -- Henry Walter Bates -- Ludwig Becker -- William Beebe -- Gertrude Bell -- Franz Boas -- Chris Bonington -- Jan Brandes -- Glorious forest / Ghillean Prance -- Adela Breton -- William Burchell -- Howard Carter -- Bruce Chatwin -- James Cook -- William Heaton Cooper -- Charles Darwin -- Amelia Edwards -- Charles Evans -- Ranulph Fiennes -- Margaret Fountaine -- Vivian Fuchs -- Eugene von Guerard -- Robin Hanbury-Tenison -- Charles Turnbull Harrisson -- Sven Hedin -- Wally Herbert -- Thor Heyerdahl -- Ed Hillary -- William Hodges -- Hector Horeau -- Alexander von Humboldt -- Another world / Alan Bean -- Meriwether Lewis -- Carl Linnaeus -- David Livingstone -- George Lowe -- Maximilian de Wied -- Margaret Mee -- Maria Sibylla Merian -- Jan Morris -- Edward Lawton Moss -- Fridtjof Nansen -- Marianne North -- Infinite beauty / Tony Foster -- Edward Norton -- Henry Oldfield -- John Linton Palmer -- Sydney Parkinson -- Titian Ramsay Peale -- Robert Peary -- Knud Rasmussen -- Philip Georg von Reck -- Nicholas Roerich -- Indispensable friends / David Ainley -- Robert Falcon Scott -- Ernest Shackleton -- Geoff Somers -- John Hanning Speke -- Freya Stark -- Marc Aurel Stein -- Abel Tasman -- John Turnbull Thomson -- Colin Thubron -- Alexandrine Tinne -- Making your mark / Wade Davis -- Olivia Tonge -- Naomi Eumura -- Godfre Vigne -- Alfred Russel Wallace -- James Wallis -- John White -- Edward Wilson
Control code
1822433
Dimensions
21 x 28 cm
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9781452158273
Lccn
2017000417
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99971633520
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781452158273
  • (OCoLC)953599126
Label
Explorers' sketchbooks : the art of discovery & adventure, [compiled by] Huw Lewis-Jones, Kari Herbert ; foreword by Robert Macfarlane
Publication
Note
"First published in the United Kingdom in 2016 by Thames & Hudson Ltd."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
These rough notes / Huw Lewis-Jones, Kari Herbert -- The sketchbooks. Roald Amundsen -- John James Audubon -- John Auldjo -- Thomas Baines -- Henry Walter Bates -- Ludwig Becker -- William Beebe -- Gertrude Bell -- Franz Boas -- Chris Bonington -- Jan Brandes -- Glorious forest / Ghillean Prance -- Adela Breton -- William Burchell -- Howard Carter -- Bruce Chatwin -- James Cook -- William Heaton Cooper -- Charles Darwin -- Amelia Edwards -- Charles Evans -- Ranulph Fiennes -- Margaret Fountaine -- Vivian Fuchs -- Eugene von Guerard -- Robin Hanbury-Tenison -- Charles Turnbull Harrisson -- Sven Hedin -- Wally Herbert -- Thor Heyerdahl -- Ed Hillary -- William Hodges -- Hector Horeau -- Alexander von Humboldt -- Another world / Alan Bean -- Meriwether Lewis -- Carl Linnaeus -- David Livingstone -- George Lowe -- Maximilian de Wied -- Margaret Mee -- Maria Sibylla Merian -- Jan Morris -- Edward Lawton Moss -- Fridtjof Nansen -- Marianne North -- Infinite beauty / Tony Foster -- Edward Norton -- Henry Oldfield -- John Linton Palmer -- Sydney Parkinson -- Titian Ramsay Peale -- Robert Peary -- Knud Rasmussen -- Philip Georg von Reck -- Nicholas Roerich -- Indispensable friends / David Ainley -- Robert Falcon Scott -- Ernest Shackleton -- Geoff Somers -- John Hanning Speke -- Freya Stark -- Marc Aurel Stein -- Abel Tasman -- John Turnbull Thomson -- Colin Thubron -- Alexandrine Tinne -- Making your mark / Wade Davis -- Olivia Tonge -- Naomi Eumura -- Godfre Vigne -- Alfred Russel Wallace -- James Wallis -- John White -- Edward Wilson
Control code
1822433
Dimensions
21 x 28 cm
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9781452158273
Lccn
2017000417
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99971633520
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781452158273
  • (OCoLC)953599126

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