New book about the life and work of Charles R. Knight

All of us who practice the art and science of reconstructing fossil life have a debt of gratitude with pioneering paleoartist Charles R. Knight, who virtually created this discipline around the turn of the 20th century, working in collaboration with the best paleontologists of the time, especially with Henry F. Osborn. While many of his paintings of prehistoric life are quite famous and have been widely exhibited and reproduced, one thing that was missing was an extensive, authoritative book treatment of his life and work. Well, that book has finally arrived, and it is “Charles R. Knight, the artist who saw through time”, written by Richard Milner and published by Abrams Books. Milner has delved deeply into the correspondence of Knight and his published and unpublished writings, to produce a fascinating portrait of the man and the artist, within the cultural atmosphere of the late 19th and first half of the 20th centuries. An extensive collection of Knights paintings are reproduced with unprecedented quality, creating a true feast for the eye. This is a must have for anyone interested in art, science and scientific art. Check it, for instance, at Amazon:

Todos los que practicamos hoy en día el arte y la ciencia de reconstruir la vida prehistórica tenemos una deuda de gratitud con el pionero del “paleoarte”, Charles R. Knight, quien virtualmente creó esta disciplina entre finales del siglo XIX y principios del XX, trabajando en colaboración con los más destacados paleontólogos de su tiempo, y muy especialmente con Henry F. Osborn. Mientras que muchas de sus pinturas son muy conocidas y han sido expuestas y reproducidas ampliamente, lo que se venía echando en falta era un libro que tratase con profundidad y rigor su vida y obra. Pues bien, ese libro ya ha llegado, y se llama “Charles R. Knight, the artist who saw through time”, escrito por Richard Milner y pubicado por Abrams Books. Milner ha profundizado en la correspondencia de Knight y en sus extensos escritos, tanto publicados como inéditos, para producir un retrato fascinante del hombre y el artista, inmerso en la atmósfera cultural de finales del siglo XIX y primera mitad del XX. Una amplia selección de pinturas de Knight aparecen reproducidas con una calidad sin precedentes, creando un auténtico festín para la vista. Un libro que toda persona interesada en el arte, la ciencia o el arte científico debe tener. Podemos echarle un vistazo, por ejemplo en Amazon:

cover of Charles R. Knight book

cover of Charles R. Knight book


Posted on 06/04/2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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