By Jelle Zeilinga de Boer
West Rock and East Rock are daring and lovely beneficial properties round New Haven, Connecticut. They resemble huge gateways (or time-tried sentinels) and characterize a second in geologic time whilst the North American and African continents started to separate and volcanism affected a lot of Connecticut. The rocks attracted the eye of poets, painters, and naturalists whilst ideals rose concerning the non secular dimensions of nature within the early nineteenth century. greater than dozen artists, together with Frederick Church, George Durrie, and John Weir, captured their magic and produced an collection of vintage American landscapes. within the related interval, the technology of geology developed swiftly, prompted via the talk among proponents and rivals of biblical causes for the foundation of rocks. Lavishly illustrated, that includes over sixty work and prints, this booklet is an ideal advent to realizing the connection of geology and paintings. it's going to pride those that relish panorama portray, and someone who has visible the grandeur of East and West Rock.
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