RANGER OF THE LOST ART–REDISCOVERING THE WPA POSTER ART OF OUR NATIONAL PARKS
- 224 pages
- Over 400 illustrations
- Coffee-table style hardback with marker ribbon
- Includes a miniature silkscreen print of Grand Teton National Park-the first WPA NPS poster produced in 1938
- Foreword by Douglas Brinkley with first edition endorsements by Sally Jewell, Jon Jarvis, Ken Burns, Dayton Duncan and Alfred Runte.
- Printed at Paragon Press (SLC), Hand bound at Roswell Bindery of Phoenix (America’s last book bindery). Made in the USA
Sections on the …
- New Deal and WPA
- Federal Art Project
- Civilian Conservation Corps
- Western Museum Laboratories–
- The 14 Historic Prints–with recently discovered photos showing them being printed
- And more!
- All 14 historic prints, how they were originally made, lost and rediscovered
- Other NPS posters of the era: Dorothy Waugh, Alexander Dux, Frank Nicholson, and Jacob Asanger
- Over 40 contemporary designs “in the style of” the WPA-and how we made them
- Tour the Department of the Interior Museum exhibit with the Secretary of the Interior
- Take a 44,000 mile road-trip in an antique Airstream and visit 100 national parks
- Attend the donation ceremony putting these rare prints back into the public domain
- Includes a miniature silkscreen print (Grand Teton–the first poster made in 1938)
- Thirty years of rediscovery and three years of writing in a single volume
Thirty years of research and discovery and three years of writing for only $100.
Book tour/book signings schedule:
- November 5, 2023: Secret Garden Bookshop, 2214 NW Market Street, Seattle WA (Ballard) 98107–3pm-5pm.
- December 16: Valley Bookstore, 140 E. Broadway Avenue, Jackson Wyoming 83001 10am-1pm.
- February 11, Open House at 7044 N. Chimney Rock Pl., Tucson AZ 85718. 2pm-4pm.
- February TBA, Medicine Man Gallery, 6872 E. Sunrise Drive #130, Tucson AZ (tba)
- April 30, TBA. Whatcom County Museum, Bellingham WA
|Rediscovering the WPA Poster Art of Our National Parks||$100|
Wholesalers and NPS bookstores: please contact Ranger Doug for details.
Sorry, no dedications available at this time since Ranger Doug’s out on the road now for book signings.
Click to enlarge selected pages from the book.
Reviews & Feedback
Doug: stopped by the warehouse and signed your books. Angie graciously gave me two copies, one of which I will give to my brother Destry, who collects books about the National Parks….. I spent a few hours with your lovely book. Congrats on the dedication and beauty of the work. You are a ranger to the core, telling an untold story of the art, the parks and the artists (including you and Brian) who created a timeless collection. Thank you!
NPS Director 2009-2017