Manhattan in Detail: An Intimate Portrait in Watercolor (Hardcover)

Manhattan in Detail: An Intimate Portrait in Watercolor By Robert L. Bowden Cover Image
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Like the most seasoned en plein air painters, Robert Bowden has skillfully painted the Manhattan landscape and presents a watercolor chronicle that has a timeless quality. Bowden’s painting style and the charming medium gives his cityscapes both an intimacy and immediacy that perfectly capture the most alluring aspects of New York. Some subjects in this book are welcomely familiar, some are more anonymous, but all capture the heart and life of Manhattan. Landmarks include: The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Central Park’s Bethesda Fountain; The Guggenheim; the Flatiron building; the Central Park West skyline; Washington Square Park; and Vesuvio Bakery, to name only a few. Manhattan in Detail is a little jewel of a book perfect for the resident, visitor, or armchair traveler alike.

About the Author

Robert Bowden has had fourteen solo exhibitions and his work is part of the permanent collections of three national museums. Bowden teaches watercolor painting at Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Praise For…

"Bowden effectively turns Broadways' hometown into a beautiful empty set, ready for the viewer's imagination to play upon." ~Passport

"Bowden provides both a carefully observed introduction to the city and a new look at a familiar landscape, suitable for tourists and natives alike." ~Publisher's Weekly

“In the new book Manhattan in Detail: An Intimate Portrait in Watercolor, Robert L. Bowdon presents intimate, beautiful scenes of Manhattan’s most prized sites.” ~Quest Magazine

“This book should appeal to anyone who appreciates the softness of watercolor, the grit of the big city or the immenseness of Bowden’s talent.” ~Pittsburgh Magazine

Product Details
ISBN: 9780789316912
ISBN-10: 0789316919
Publisher: Universe
Publication Date: April 29th, 2008
Pages: 80
Language: English