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The Resource Visions of lost worlds : the paleoart of Jay Matternes, [edited by] Matthew T. Carrano and Kirk R. Johnson, National Museum of Natural History ; illustrated by Jay Matternes

Visions of lost worlds : the paleoart of Jay Matternes, [edited by] Matthew T. Carrano and Kirk R. Johnson, National Museum of Natural History ; illustrated by Jay Matternes

Label
Visions of lost worlds : the paleoart of Jay Matternes
Title
Visions of lost worlds
Title remainder
the paleoart of Jay Matternes
Statement of responsibility
[edited by] Matthew T. Carrano and Kirk R. Johnson, National Museum of Natural History ; illustrated by Jay Matternes
Creator
Contributor
Artist
Editor
Issuing body
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A lavish showcase of paleoartist Jay Matternes's spectacular murals and sketches. For half a century, the artwork of Jay Matternes adorned the fossil halls of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Most prominent among his work was a set of immense murals documenting the story of mammal evolution over the past 56 million years. Matternes also worked with sculptor Neal Deaton to construct three dioramas showing environments from each of the major time periods of the Mesozoic Era. These treasured Matternes murals and dioramas are significant works of one of the most influential paleoartists in history. Simultaneously epic in size and scope and minutely detailed, they also provide a window into the study and interpretation of vertebrate paleontology and paleoecology. Visions of Lost Worlds presents these unparalleled works of art, and also includes the sketches and drawings Matternes prepared as he planned the murals. Known for his technical genius and eye for detail, Matternes sketched from skeletons in museum collections and added muscle, skin, and fur to bring mammals and dinosaurs from prehistory to vivid life. This book offers a close look at these works of art, a peek inside the artist's process, and an examination of the works' impact and legacy"--
  • "A lavishly designed showcase of paleoartist Jay Matternes's spectacular murals and sketches"--
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Matternes, Jay H
Dewey number
560.22/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QE714.2
LC item number
.M37 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Carrano, Matthew T.,
  • Johnson, Kirk R.,
  • Smithsonian Institution,
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Paleoart
  • Paleontology
  • Dinosaurs in art
  • Mammals in art
  • Prehistoric animals in art
  • Mammals
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Diorama
Label
Visions of lost worlds : the paleoart of Jay Matternes, [edited by] Matthew T. Carrano and Kirk R. Johnson, National Museum of Natural History ; illustrated by Jay Matternes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 227) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Alaskan mammoth steppe : late Pleistocene -- Idaho riverbank : late Pliocene -- Great Plains grassland : middle-late Miocene -- Nebraska savannah : late Oligocene-early Miocene -- Rocky Mountain floodplain : late Eocene -- Wyoming rainforest : early-middle Eocene -- Mesozoic dioramas : late Cretaceous, late Jurassic, and late Triassic-early Jurassic -- Epilogue
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
230 pages
Isbn
9781588346674
Lccn
2018061634
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • on1082408964
  • (OCoLC)1082408964
  • 2673453
Label
Visions of lost worlds : the paleoart of Jay Matternes, [edited by] Matthew T. Carrano and Kirk R. Johnson, National Museum of Natural History ; illustrated by Jay Matternes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 227) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Alaskan mammoth steppe : late Pleistocene -- Idaho riverbank : late Pliocene -- Great Plains grassland : middle-late Miocene -- Nebraska savannah : late Oligocene-early Miocene -- Rocky Mountain floodplain : late Eocene -- Wyoming rainforest : early-middle Eocene -- Mesozoic dioramas : late Cretaceous, late Jurassic, and late Triassic-early Jurassic -- Epilogue
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
230 pages
Isbn
9781588346674
Lccn
2018061634
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • on1082408964
  • (OCoLC)1082408964
  • 2673453

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