2014 edition features expanded content, new photography, further
interpretation on Darling's etchings, and has been redesigned.
The Prints of
J. N. Darling discusses Darling's development as an artist and etcher,
and traces his evolving conception and depiction of wildlife in
his cartoons as well as his etchings. It provides information on
his studio practices, techniques, and his relationship with his
assistants. The fine art prints, including questioned and reattributed
works, are fully catalogued. The inspiration and drive for a third
edition of this publication is easily attributed to Christopher
"Kip" Koss (1935-2013), Darling's grandson and long-time
supporter of the University Museums, to whom this edition is dedicated.
As one of the most popular of University Museums' publications,
it is befitting that we not only re-print this publication after
24 years since the last edition, but update, add new content and
interpretations, and redesign in Kip's memory. The most substantial
addition is the inclusion of selected interpretations commissioned
from renowned professionals, both scientists and naturalists, in
the fields of ecology, animal science, and wildlife management.
New contributions are from: Erwin Klaas, Professor Emeritus, Animal
Ecology; James Pease, Associate Professor Emeritus, Natural Resource
Ecology and Management; Steve Lekwa, former director, Story County
Conservation, Iowa; and Tom Davis, award-winning writer, Green Bay,
Wisconsin. In addition, never before seen images selected from the
Koss' family archives illustrate Darling's life, work, and passion
for all things wildlife.
pages, Paperback, B&W, 8.5" x 11", © 2014