Item #32523 The Yosemite. Excerpts. John Muir.
The Yosemite. Excerpts.
The Yosemite. Excerpts.
(Social Justice)

The Yosemite. Excerpts.

Chaves, Andre (illus.)

Tualatin, OR: Clinker Press, 2015. Octavo. (iv), 14, (4)pp. One of twenty copies, signed by the artist and printer, Andre Chaves, and by Herman. A stunning production in Arts & Crafts style, and a fitting ode to Muir, whose persistent environmental activism was essential leverage for the preservation of the Yosemite Valley and Sequoia National Park. Muir's fierce advocacy against the use of the land for commercial use, even in a "sustainable" way, evolved into the model now used for the United States' National Parks. Four tipped-in color illustrations depict now-familiar views of Yosemite, including the inspiring visage of Half Dome, and to these are added four portraits of Muir. Accompanying the book is a brooch designed and executed by Tom Herman of Seven Fingers Jewelers, a firm devoted to organic and naturalistic creations. The piece, whose inclusion nods to the crossover of bookmaking and jewelry-making that proliferated during the Arts & Crafts movement, shows the face of Half Dome carved into sterling silver against a blue enamel sky graced by a lone crystal star. Bound in full black silk over boards with title label inset to upper panel. Housed with brooch in velvet-lined dropback box. Fine. Item #32523

Price: $1,750.00

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