xxi, 217 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Foreword / Bruce B. Eldredge -- Prologue : Enduring Relationships - Indigenous Plains People and the Bison / Arthur Amiotte -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction / Karen McWhorter -- "A Different Class of Mountains" : Albert Bierstadt's Remarkable Career and Critical Reception / Laura F. Fry -- Albert Bierstadt : Witness to a Changing West / Peter H. Hassrick -- Art, Ethnography, and Politics : The Transnational Context of Bierstadt's The Last of the Buffalo in Paris / Emily C. Burns -- Albert Bierstadt : Animal Painter / Melissa W. Speidel -- Silence and Emptiness : The American Plains in the Age of Bierstadt / Dan L. Flores
As one of America's most prominent nineteenth-century painters, Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902) is justly renowned for his majestic paintings of the western landscape. Yet Bierstadt was also a painter of history, and his figural works, replete with images of Plains Indians and the American bison, are an important part of his legacy as well. This full-color volume highlights his achievements in chronicling a rapidly changing American West. Exhibition: Buffalo Bill Centre of the West, Cody, USA (08.06.-30.09.2018).