Paintings of Saltwater FishBook - 2012
In the tradition of his acclaimed Trout: an illustrated history, renowned naturalist, artist, and fisherman James Prosek captures 35 of the most pursued fish -- from striped bass to tarpon, swordfish to bonefish-- as well as many creatures that share these marine ecosystems-- from lobsters to shells to beach plants-- through rich watercolors painted specifically for this handsome volume. Ocean fishes is James Prosek's personal tribute to marine beauty unlike any published before-- based on travel, intense observation, work with scientists, and stories of those who know the fish most intimately, the fishermen (both recreational and commercial). It is also the author's quiet conservation statement. In showing the beauty and monumentality of these fish, Prosek is urging us to preserve what we have before it is lost. These paintings give the reader a privileged view of a fish fresh from the ocean when its changing colors first glint in the sun-- a view ordinarily glimpsed only by the fishermen on the boat.
Publisher: New York : Rizzoli, 2012
Branch Call Number: 597 P96o
Characteristics: 183 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 19 x 27 cm