Hardback
April 1, 2004
9780295983820
English
10 photos
8.50 Inches (US)
5.50 Inches (US)
1.14 Pounds (US)
$27.00 USD
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The Accidental Collector

Art, Fossils, and Friendships

Readers who fell in love with The Eighth Lively Art will delight in the stories and profiles that the painter and paleontologist Wesley Wehr has collected in this follow-up to his earlier memoir of Pacific Northwest artistic and intellectual life in the 1950s and 1960s. Above all, these are Wehr’s accounts, distilled by passionate recollection, of what some remarkable artists and thinkers brought out in him and in each other--stories of creative people and how they inspired, influenced, challenged, and occasionally infuriated one another.

About the Author

Wesley Wehr , painter and composer, is affiliate curator of paleobotany at the Burke Museum of Natural History, University of Washington. He is the author of The Eighth Lively Art: Conversations with Painters, Poets, Musicians, and the Wicked Witch of the West.

Reviews

"The Accidental Collector..reads as if it were a Sunday afternoon chat with a dear friend you haven't seen in many years."—The Bloomsbury Review

"A masterpiece of informal yet informed history about the artistic and intellectual life of western Washington during the 1950s and '60s. Wehr writes with intimacy and warmth, creating intertwined, breathing portraits of some of the 20th century's most fascinating artists."—The Bellingham Weekly

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