Karl Bodmer's America Revisited: Landscape Views Across Time

Karl Bodmer's America Revisited: Landscape Views Across Time

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Less than thirty years after Lewis and Clark completed their epic journey, Prince Maximilian of Wied—a German naturalist—and his entourage set off on their own daring expedition across North America.

Accompanying the prince on this 1832–34 voyage was Swiss artist Karl Bodmer, whose drawings and watercolors—designed to illustrate Maximilian’s journals—now rank among the great treasures of nineteenth-century American art.

This lavishly illustrated book juxtaposes Bodmer’s landscape images with modern-day photographs of the same views, allowing readers to see what has changed, and what seems unchanged, since the time Maximilian and Bodmer made their storied trip up the Missouri River.

Karl Bodmer’s America Revisited is at once a tribute to the artistic achievements of a premier landscape artist and a photographer who followed in his footsteps, and a valuable record of America’s ever-changing environment.

About the Author:

Robert M. Lindholm, retired as Assistant Attorney General in Missouri, is a photographer living in Lindsborg, Kansas.

W. Raymond Wood is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of Missouri, Columbia. He has authored or edited numerous articles and books on western American history and archaeology, including Prologue to Lewis and Clark: The Mackay and Evans Expedition, also published by the University of Oklahoma Press.

David C. Hunt received his bachelors and master's degrees from the University of Tulsa. He is now Curator of Art, Center for Western Studies, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska. He was formerly Curator of Art in the Gilcrease Institute in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he collaborated with Paul A. Rossi in writing The Art of the Old West.