Monday, July 4, 2011
The collaboration between Greenberg, Jordan, and Floca have, in turn, produced a book that is equally powerful in its description of how these three talented artists combined their unique talents and perspectives to produce a quintessential American work. It wasn't always easy, and readers will note the tension that had to be worked through as these three determined artists struggled to understand and accommodate varying viewpoints. Greenberg and Jordan include source notes, bibliography, and photographs to provide added depth to their work. Floca's use of line and watercolor give readers a very real sense of movement with each page turn.
As a special treat, here is Simple Gifts from Aaron Copeland's Appalachian Spring paired with photographs by Ansel Adams via YouTube. Enjoy!