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The Resource Ocean fishes : paintings of saltwater fish, James Prosek ; foreword by Peter Matthiessen ; [essays by Robert M. Peck and Christopher Riopelle]

Ocean fishes : paintings of saltwater fish, James Prosek ; foreword by Peter Matthiessen ; [essays by Robert M. Peck and Christopher Riopelle]

Label
Ocean fishes : paintings of saltwater fish
Title
Ocean fishes
Title remainder
paintings of saltwater fish
Statement of responsibility
James Prosek ; foreword by Peter Matthiessen ; [essays by Robert M. Peck and Christopher Riopelle]
Creator
Contributor
Artist
Writer of added commentary
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the tradition of his acclaimed Trout: an illustrated history, renowned naturalist, artist, and fisherman James Prosek captures 35 of the most pursued fish -- from striped bass to tarpon, swordfish to bonefish-- as well as many creatures that share these marine ecosystems-- from lobsters to shells to beach plants-- through rich watercolors painted specifically for this handsome volume. Ocean fishes is James Prosek's personal tribute to marine beauty unlike any published before-- based on travel, intense observation, work with scientists, and stories of those who know the fish most intimately, the fishermen (both recreational and commercial). It is also the author's quiet conservation statement. In showing the beauty and monumentality of these fish, Prosek is urging us to preserve what we have before it is lost. These paintings give the reader a privileged view of a fish fresh from the ocean when its changing colors first glint in the sun-- a view ordinarily glimpsed only by the fishermen on the boat."--Jacket
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
759.13
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
N7668.F57
LC item number
P77 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Ocean fishes : paintings of saltwater fish, James Prosek ; foreword by Peter Matthiessen ; [essays by Robert M. Peck and Christopher Riopelle]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Published to accompany the exhibition held at the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences, Oct. 2012-Jan. 2013
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword : Old salt / Peter Matthiessen -- Lightning on the deck: capturing color from an unseen world / Robert McCracken Peck -- Imagining as if from within / Christopher Riopelle -- Afterword : On painting ocean fishes / James Prosek
Dimensions
19 x 27 cm
Extent
183 pages
Isbn
9780847839070
Lccn
2012931975
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn886659073
  • UtOrBLW
Label
Ocean fishes : paintings of saltwater fish, James Prosek ; foreword by Peter Matthiessen ; [essays by Robert M. Peck and Christopher Riopelle]
Publication
Note
Published to accompany the exhibition held at the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences, Oct. 2012-Jan. 2013
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword : Old salt / Peter Matthiessen -- Lightning on the deck: capturing color from an unseen world / Robert McCracken Peck -- Imagining as if from within / Christopher Riopelle -- Afterword : On painting ocean fishes / James Prosek
Dimensions
19 x 27 cm
Extent
183 pages
Isbn
9780847839070
Lccn
2012931975
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn886659073
  • UtOrBLW

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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