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Painting the woods : nature, memory, and metaphor

Author: Deborah Paris
Publisher: College Station : Texas A&M University Press, [2020] ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
"When first-time author and artist Deborah Paris stepped into Lennox Woods, an old-growth southern hardwood forest in the Pineywoods of northeast Texas, she felt a disruption that was both spatial and temporal. Walking the remnants of an old wagon trail past ancient stands of pine, white oak, elm, hickory, sweetgum, maple, hornbeam, and red oak, she felt drawn into a reverie that took her back to "the beginning,  Read more...

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Named Person: Deborah Paris
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Paris
ISBN: 9781623499181 1623499186
OCLC Number: 1157977878
Description: xxii, 142 pages, plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Contents: Prologue: Into the Woods --
Pure Seeing --
My Own Country --
Metaphors in a Paint Box --
Memory Incarnate --
Drawing Sets You Free --
Motif Hunting --
Edge of the Woods --
The Trail --
The Forest --
Moonlight --
Nature Distilled --
Epilogue: Pentimenti.
Responsibility: Deborah Paris.


Explores the experience of landscape through the lens of art and art-making. It is a place-based meditation on nature, art, memory, and time, grounded in Deborah Paris's experiences over the course  Read more...


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"Reviving the nineteenth-century American tradition of the artist-naturalist, Paris paints the woods the way Thoreau painted them in words-combining disciplined observation, imagination, and insight Read more...

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