Re: Best Landscape books
I've been enjoying reading all of these posts - but was surprised that Birge Harrison's classic, LANDSCAPE PAINTING, was never mentioned. This book was lent to me by one of my teachers and it was her opinion that this was the best place to start when begininning to see and depict the land. I like Edgar Payne's, Arthur Wesley Dow's, Lois Griffel's and John Carlson's books too. But Birge Harrison's tops my list. Second is INDEPENDENT SPIRITS - Women Painters of the American West, 1890 - 1945 edited by Patricia Trenton. This isn't strictly about landscape painting. But it does speak eloquently about many fine painters of the land, thier challenges and thier work - very inspiriing.