Environment: A Sense of Place

Go out to walk with a painter and you shall see for the first time groups, colors, clouds and keepings. —Ralph Waldo Emerson

Few Americans get the opportunity to have their eyes opened by such a hike. The painter's vision can nonetheless be shared, reasons a New York artist named Alan Gussow. Backed by a leading environmental group, Friends of the Earth, he has just produced a handsome coffee-table book entitled A Sense of Place: The Artist and the American Land (Saturday Review Press; $27.50). It juxtaposes 67 American landscapes, painted...

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