Less than thirty years after Lewis and Clark accomplished their epic trip, Prince Maximilian of Wied—a German naturalist—and his entourage trigger all alone bold excursion throughout North the United States. Accompanying the prince in this 1832–34 voyage was once Swiss artist Karl Bodmer, whose drawings and watercolors—designed to demonstrate Maximilian’s journals—now rank one of the nice treasures of nineteenth-century American artwork. This lavishly illustrated e-book juxtaposes Bodmer’s panorama photographs with modern day photos of a similar perspectives, permitting readers to determine what has replaced, and what turns out unchanged, because the time Maximilian and Bodmer made their storied journey up the Missouri River.
To notice how the parts Bodmer depicted have replaced over the years, photographer Robert M. Lindholm and anthropologist W. Raymond wooden made numerous journeys over a interval of years, from 1985 to 2002, to find and list an analogous sites—all the way in which from Boston Harbor, the place Maximilian and Bodmer begun their trip, to fortress McKenzie, in modern day western Montana. Pairing sixty-seven Bodmer works facet by way of part with Lindholm’s pictures of an analogous websites, this quantity makes use of the comparability of outdated and new photographs to bare adjustments via time—and the encroachment of a outfitted environment—across different landscapes.
Karl Bodmer’s America Revisited is without delay a tribute to the creative achievements of a top-rated panorama artist and a photographer who in his footsteps, and a worthwhile list of America’s ever-changing environment.