The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 101, July 1997 - April, 1998 Page: 475
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OR ALL SEASONS
A ig Bend Journal
By Roland H. Wauer
Drawings by Nancy McGowan
As Chief Park Naturalist from 1966 to 1972 and frequent
visitor ever since, Wauer knows the Big Bend as few authors
do. His journal entries spanning thirty years provide not only
a composite portrait of a typical year but also a clear sense
of how the park's natural history has changed over three de-
cades. He spices his account with anecdotes, often humor-
ous, ranging from stumbling across a herd ofjavelinas to
being trailed by a mountain lion in the dark to discovering
new species of plants and animals.This beautifully illus-
trated book is the perfect companion for a visit to the park,
whether in person or by armchair.
30 b&w photos, 30 line drawings, 1 map, $19.95 paperback
Texas Land Ethics
By Pete A. Y. Gunter and Max Oelschlaeger
The authors of this thoughtful, practical book offer a new
vision for living on the land, a"land ethic"that respects the
stability, integrity,and beauty of the"land community."
Avoiding harsh rhetoric that seeks only to place blame and
foretell doom, they discuss how economic and environmen-
tal goals may be reconciled so that Texans can continue to
enjoy a reasonable prosperity while living in a land free of
pollutants and scars, where some wild lands still exist and
animals range freely.This is an ethic to take Texas into the
twenty-first century, in which the wise choices we make
now will create a stable and sustainable future.
7 b&w photos, 7 figures, 3 maps, 3 tables, $18.95 paperback
Fashioning a New Woman
By Raye Virginia Allen
Becoming an illustrator for Vanity Fairat the age of twenty,
Gordon Conway helped to create the image of the flapper
or New Woman of the 1920s.This book profiles the course
of Conway's life from her Dallas upbringing in a wealthy
society family to her illustrious career in design that en-
compassed publicity campaigns for Broadway musicals,
costume and set designs for cabaret in Paris, and the man-
agement of the first autonomous costume department at a
major British film studio.
American Studies Series, William H. Goetzmann, Editor
32 color and 177 b&w photos, $34.95 paperback, $65.00 hardcover
Self-Taught Texas Artists
of the Twentieth Century
By Lynne Adele
The exhibition "Spirited Journeys"features exceptional
works by diverse artists who exemplify the variety and
quality of self-taught or"folk"artists working in Texas dur-
ing the twentieth century.This exhibition examines for the
first time the work of self-taught Texas artists with a cul-
tural and art historical framework, as well as within the
broader context of twentieth-century American folk art.
Fully illustrated with 152 color and 82 black-and-white
images, the catalog includes a scholarly introduction to
the exhibition, essays on the thirty-nine artists in the ex-
hibition, an appendix, a checklist of the exhibition, and a
Distributed for the Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery
152 color and 82 b&w illus., $35.00 paperback
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