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Sinopsis: In July, 1921, Peter Hurd was a West Point plebe with dreams of a military destiny. But by the spring of 1924, the young man from Roswell, New Mexico, had abandoned the army as a career and was studying painting in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, under N. C. Wyeth. The experiences that led Hurd to art, and ultimately to fame as a painter of the Southwest, are candidly revealed in this comprehensive autobiographical collection of Hurd’s letters and journals.
Introduced by Paul Horgan, award-winning novelist, historian, and biographer and lifelong friend of Hurd, the book spans fifty years of Hurd’s life. Beginning with his cadet days at the U.S. Military Academy, the letters trace his apprenticeship under Wyeth; his romance with Henriette, Wyeth’s daughter; the Hurds’ family life in both Pennsylvania and New Mexico; Hurd’s passionate love for the Southwest; his friendships with other artists and writers; his various painting techniques; and his philosophy of art. My credo is a simple one,” Hurd once wrote. It is to live just as intensely as possible, to keep my perceptions at a peak of sensitivity, and to try to realize to the fullest every moment of consciousness.”
The story of one of America’s premier realist painters will fascinate those interested in the creative arts as well as anyone who savors clear and eloquent prose.
About the Author: ROBERT METZGER, a writer and editor, received his B.A. in English from Yale University. For his work on this book, he made research trips to Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, and New Mexico, where he lived for a time on the Hurds’ ranch. Metzger, whose writings include fiction and screenplays, lives in the Los Angeles area.
Título: My Land Is the Southwest: Peter Hurd Letters...
Editorial: Texas a & M Univ Pr
Año de publicación: 1983
Condición del libro: Acceptable
Descripción Texas a & M Univ Pr, 1983. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used: Good. Nº de ref. de la librería SONG0890961565
Descripción Texas A & M University Press, College Station, 1983. First Edition. 8vo. VG/VG. chartreuse solidly shades the DJ spine, with stacked white titling between full black author and publisher. chafed, superficial imperfections, tiny creases and closed tears evident on rear mainly, also spine strip and b/w illustrated jacket front. plain yellow cloth, white main title, black type for author and publisher. stark white fep/ffep. fronstispiece and two sections following page 112 and page 272. solidly bound, textblock above average. foxing moderate on all outer edges. 408 pp. ISBN# 0890961565. ART (BIO). Rockville. Nº de ref. de la librería 7-13-1239548
Descripción Texas A & M Univerity Press, 1983. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. 1st Edition. Near Fine hardcover (inscription on title page; otherwise Fine) in Very Good dust jacket (price clipped; edge wear and rubbing; jacket now protected in mylar cover). First Edition, 1983. Nº de ref. de la librería 001519
Descripción Texas A&M University Press, College Station, TX, 1983. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fair. 1st Edition. Texas A&M U Press, College Station. 1983. Hardcover. First Edition. Book Condition: Fine. DJ: Fair; complete but with moisture damage; wrinkling, and loss of color in places; sun-faded spine; chipping. Book is tight, square, and unmarked. Yellow boards with bright black and white lettering on spine. 408 pp. This book spans 50 years of Hurd's life; from his plebe days at West Point; his apprenticeship with N.C. Wyeth; his romance with Henriette; family life in PA and NM; his friendships; his painting techniques and his philosophy of art. A correspondent for Life Magazine in WWII, he is well know for his portraits of Lyndon Johnson and Kind Faisal of Saudi Arabia. A pristine and clean copy with a very unfortunate DJ whose damage did not affect the book at all. Nº de ref. de la librería 001442
Descripción Texas a & M Univ Pr, 1983. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Good. Edge tears to jacket, name inside cover. No text marks or creases, very clean copy. ; 408 pages. Nº de ref. de la librería 148219
Descripción Texas a & M Univ. Press, College Station, Texas, 1983. Hardcover. Dust Jacket Included. First Edition. Full cloth; 8vo.,408pp. introduction by Paul Horgan. No names or other markings. Fine in Fine, price-clipped d/j. Nº de ref. de la librería 002384
Descripción Texas A & M Univ. Press. (1983), College Station, Tx., 1983. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. Illustrated by Illus. by Peter Hurd Ilustrador. 1st. edition; First Printing. Frontis. Illus. , Chronology. Index ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 408 pages. Nº de ref. de la librería 3126
Descripción Texas, 1983. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. First. Binding tight and straight, inner pages crisp and clean. Dust jacket is price-intact, closed tear to front cover, now protected in mylar cover. Frontis photo. B/w photos. Nº de ref. de la librería 32879
Descripción Texas A & M Univ Pr, College Station, Texas, U.S.A., 1983. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good +. First Edition. First Edition. NF/VG+. Hardcover, yellow boards, DJ, 408 pp, b&w illustrations, light edgewear with spine slightly faded and jacket price clipped, previous owners name and date on back of front cover, otherwise a clean and crisp copy. Nº de ref. de la librería 104279
Descripción Texas A&M University Press, College Station, TX, 1983. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good+ in Very Good+ DJ. First edition. 6 x 9, 408 pgs, index, two sections of b&w photos, intro by Paul Horgan. An autobiographical collection spanning fifty years of Hurd's life from his cadet days at the U.S. Military Academy, his apprenticeship under Wyeth, family life in NM and more. Nº de ref. de la librería 10648