New York, New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1973, circa. Hardcover. Green cloth. Color pictorial dj. 431 pp. 48 color, 463 bw plates. VG-/VG- exlibrary copy in protected dustjacket with spine ;label at base, cardpocket. Excellent reference copy. Item #169966
The author tells the story of this topic in 22 chapters. Specific focus on sculptors such as Borglum, MacNeil, Dallin, Proctor, Remington, Russell, Fraser, Weinman. Also groups the bronzes into topics and periods. Extensive notes, index of sculptors, index of bronzes, index of monumental western sculpture, general index, selected bibliography. A lovely copy of a landmark book. Contents as follows: Introduction / by Harold McCracken -- America's heritage in bronze -- Rome, romantics, and rough riders -- Nature's noblemen : the first bronze Indians -- Pioneer Animaliers : "in the forest primeval" -- Gutzon Borglum : a man of monumental ambition -- Solon H. Borglum : the first cowboy sculptor -- Hermon A. MacNeil : immortal Indians -- Cyrus Dallin : protest in bronze -- A. Phimister Proctor : the joys of sport and sculpture -- Frederic Remington : the glory of heroes and horses -- Charles M. Russell : reflections in bronze -- James Earle Fraser : an artist of the western trail -- Adolph A. Weinman : exhibition Indians -- From canvas to bronze -- American inspiration -- Portraits in bronze -- The naturalists' vision -- A world to remember -- Innovation and experiment -- The Indian spirit -- Contemporary cowboy artists -- In the tradition -- The monumental west.
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