America's National Parks, Limited Edition
A Pop-Up Book
illustrations by Dave Ember
and Bruce Foster, paper engineer
text by Don Compton
published by Farcountry Press
produced by WW West, Inc.
- Your favorite national parks rise up in spectacular three-dimensional scenes in his spectacular book. Go on a coast-to-coast journey to 18 of our most-visited parks, six of them as stunning pop-ups. Detailed descriptions of 12 other national parks accompany colorful reproductions of original WPA posters. Pop-ups from paper engineer Bruce Foster and rich text by Dave Ember preserve the history and beauty of our most treasured national parks to be enjoyed at home for years to come. Fully illustrated!
Six stunning, double-page pop-ups:
- Great Smoky Mountains
- Grand Canyon
5 double page spreads of text and 13 original 1930s WPA posters. Text includes Acadia, Shenandoah, Cuyahoga, Mammoth Caves, Rocky Mountains, Saguaro, Grand Tetons, Zion, Olympic, Crater Lake, Channel Islands, and Death Valley National Parks.
10" x 10", 10 hardcovers per case
ISBN 10: 0975896032
ISBN 13: 9780975896037
- This beautiful version features a presentation box, additional pop-up on the cover, and signatures of all three creators!
To order the Limited Edition, please call Farcountry Press: 800-821-3874
We are sold out of the standard edition, and will not be reprinting. Get it while you can!
|America's National Parks, Limited Edition
A Pop-Up Book
|Born and raised in the steel mill town of Donora, PA, Don graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1957. He immediately went to work in the steel industry, and later owned Whitewater Industries, a metal fabricating company in Harrison, Ohio. He and his wife, Helen, raised their family of 5 children in Wyoming, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. He and Helen now live in Bend, Oregon. Since retiring from the steel business in 1996, Don, as W.W.West, Inc., has published 16 booksó13 with national park themes. Great Lodges of the National Parks, companion book to the PBS television series, is the most successful with 120,000 copies sold. He was Content Producer for that program and another PBS series, Great Lodges of the Canadian Rockies. Don is a collector of antique movable books (pop-ups), and frequently traveled the national parks with his family. Many of the stories in the book were experienced on those trips. Don is celebrating his 77th birthday by publishing America's National Parks: A Pop-Up Book, a true labor of love.|
|Dave Ember is an award-winning illustrator and designer who creates images for an international clientele. Clients such as Hewlett-Packard, Playboy, Inc. and The New York Times rely on his bold, graphic style for editorial, corporate and advertising art. This is the first time he has illustrated a pop-up book. Dave was born in York, PA, and received a BFA from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia in 1982. After college he worked for both The Oakland Tribune and San Francisco Examiner newspapers as a staff artist. He moved to Bend, OR in 1994 to establish his freelance career. Dave lives in Bend with his wife, Carrie Compton, son Drake, and a golden doodle named Nessie, in the outdoor wonderland that is Central Oregon. Son Jalan is a freshman studying physics at The University of Oregon. GO DUCKS!|
|Bruce Foster is the award-winning designer of over 40 pop-up books for every age group from small children to adults. Published by national and international publishers, museums and corporations, the books encompass a wide variety of subjects including children's stories, architecture, sports, movies and fine art. Three of his books have appeared on NBC's Today Show and he also designed all the pop-ups seen in Disney's Enchanted. Bruce enjoys visiting groups and schools to share his work and the magic of paper engineering. Residing in Houston, TX, Bruce was born in Louisiana and attended The University of Tennessee-Knoxville, where he loved camping in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and rafting the nearby Ocoee River. He is honored to be a part of this tribute to America's Best Idea. Bruce lives with wife, Lori; daughter, Lydia; three great dogs and five(!) feline friends. Daughter Nicole is a senior at Texas A&M pursuing a career as a physician's assistant. Lydia has applied to serve as a volunteer for Americorps. Bruce also lends his graphic design skills to the local breast cancer support organization, Pink Ribbons Project.|