Friday, April 2, 2010

Friday's Forgotten Books: The Illustrations Of Frederic Remington

THE ILLUSTRATIONS OF FREDERIC REMINGTON (1970) is a striking coffee table book containing over two hundred black and white sketches of familiar western themes such as cowboys, Native Americans and the U.S. Calvary. Plus there are pictures of unexpected subjects like football and polo. ILLUSTRATIONS comes with a biography by Marta Jackson and a commentary by Owen Wister of THE VIRGINIAN fame.









Related links:

Frederic Remington website

The Tainted Archive: A PICTURE PAINTS A THOUSAND WORDS - FREDRICK REMINGTON


Click here for more FFBs courtesy of Patti Abbott.

8 comments:

Evan Lewis said...

Nice. I have a book of paintings, but hadn't seen one of illos. We had a Remington & Russell show at the museum a few years back, and this stuff was glorious in person.

pattinase (abbott) said...

My grandmother had one of his prints. It was gorgeous.

David Cranmer said...

Evan, I haven't been to an art show in years, let alone a western themed showing. I would have enjoyed that.

Patti, There was a few floating around my family years ago too. Where do they go?

Laurie Powers said...

This looks like a wonderful prize. I wonder how much they go for on abebooks.

David Cranmer said...

Laurie, Doing a quick seach on Abe I found several of his books but not this particular one.

Frank Bill said...

Awesome!!!

Rick said...

What an absolutely great book for research!

David Cranmer said...

Rick, Yes, it's very informative. I've used it quite a bit, recently, to describe clothes and animals in my western short stories.

Btw thanks for stopping by.