1. Brushes with discovery -- 2. Machine makers at the brink -- 3. Yellowstone by the book -- 4. The nation's art gallery -- 5. The coming of age of aesthetic conservation -- 6. Steamy angels and vague bears -- 7. The modern view
"Old Faithful Geyser, Emerald Spring, the magnificent canyons and falls of the Yellowstone River: these and other sites, familiar to the millions of visitors who travel through Yellowstone National Park each year, have been an inspiration to generations of artists. Thomas Moran, Albert Bierstadt, Frederic Remington, Louis Comfort Tiffany, and dozens of other artists have braved difficult conditions to capture the splendors of Yellowstone in many media, from delicate watercolors and pen-and-ink sketches to powerful oils and popular lithographs. They have portrayed the animals that lived there, the humans who passed through, and above all the remarkable features that have made Yellowstone a wonderland to so many artists and observers."--Jacket.
Catalog of an exhibition of the same name organized by the Autry Museum of Western Heritage.
Introduction : women envision the West, 1890-1945 / Virginia Scharff -- Searching for selfhood : women artists of Northern California / Susan Landauer -- "Islands on the land" : women traditionalists of Southern California / Patricia Trenton -- The adventuresome, the eccentrics, and the dreamers : women modernists of Southern California / Ilene Susan Fort -- Northwestern exposure / Vicki Halper -- No woman's land : Arizona adventurers / Sarah J. Moore -- Inner voices, outward forms : women painters in New Mexico / Sandra D'Emilio and Sharyn Udall -- Lone star spirits / Susan Landauer with Becky Duval Reese -- "I must paint" : women artists of the Rocky Mountain region / Erika Doss -- Cultivating the grasslands : women painters in the Great Plains / Joni L. Kinsey
Published in conjunction with the exhibition 'Jewish life in the American West: generation to generation', organized by the Autry Museum of Western Heritage and held there from June 21-January 20, 2003.
Introduction : Looking at America from the West to the East, 1850-1920s / Ava F. Kahn -- American West, New York Jewish / Hasia R. Diner -- To journey west : Jewish women and their pioneer stories / Ava F. Kahn -- The Jewish merchant and civic order in the urban west / William Toll -- From cooperative farming to urban leadership / Ellen Eisenberg
Patterns of Progress: Quilts in the Machine Age examines quilts as clues to women's lives, especially women who lived and worked in the West, and to the changes they experienced because of the invention and accessibility of the sewing machine. Amply illustrated with more than 50 beautiful color images, author Barbara Brackman's lively text situates quilts within the culture of the American West. In such a context, quilts become more than just bed coverings: they are cultural artifacts, revealing much about women's lives, their roles and their perceptions of the world. Brackman also examines the ways in which the sewing machine changed women's aesthetic perceptions of the beauty of their work, and how that aesthetic has evolved to the present day.