DON TROIANI'S AMERICAN BATTLES: THE ART OF THE NATION AT WAR, 1754-1865
Author: Don Troiani
Publisher: STACKPOLE BOOKS, Dec 2013
In this panoramic tour of America's military past, acclaimed artist Don Troiani once again turns his brush to the wars of the 18th & 19th centuries. From the French & Indian War through the Civil War, he brings painstaking detail to battle scenes. Narratives by leading military historians provide background stories that are as exciting as they are informative. 53 Color photos, 11 B&W photos, 172 Color illus; 9x12 inches, 264 pgs.
- Lavishly illustrated with full-color artwork, some of which can be found only in private collections
- Contributors include some of military history's biggest names, such as Stephen W. Sears, Robert K. Krick, & the late Brian Pohanka
- Includes the artist's reflections on the craft of painting
In this panoramic tour of America's military past, acclaimed artist Don Troiani once again turns his brush to the wars of the eighteenth & nineteenth centuries, focusing on the storied battles of those conflicts. From the French & Indian War through the Civil War, Troiani brings his flair for painstaking detail & high drama to such famous battle scenes as Bushy Run, Bunker Hill, Cowpens, Burnside's Bridge at Antietam, Little Round Top at Gettysburg, & Chickamauga. Narratives by leading military historians accompany the paintings & provide background stories that are as exciting as they are informative. For many of the pieces, Troiani has written insightful & often humorous commentary on the joys, surprises, & challenges of the creative process, offering a rare glimpse of the artist at work. Don Troiani's American Battles is his most unique work to date, a must-have for newcomers & old fans alike.
WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING:
"Don Troiani is one of the finest historical artists alive today. His attention to detail, research, & authenticity, combined with superior artistic talent & technique, have produced some of the most iconic depictions of the Civil War."
--Seth M. Hopkins, Booth Western Art Museum
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Don Troiani's paintings have appeared in numerous national collections, including the National Park Service, West Point, & the Smithsonian, & in such publications as American Heritage & Smithsonian. His earlier books include Don Troiani's Soldiers in America (0-8117-0519-6), Don Troiani's Civil War (0-8117-2715-7), & Don Troiani's Regiments & Uniforms of the Civil War (0-8117-0520-X). He resides in Connecticut.