The Art of National Geographic

A Century of Illustration

by Alice A. Carter

Foreword by Stephen Jay Gould








"Magnificent...this wonderful book proves [that] illustration retains full vigor and continues to expand in importance. The illustration of this book shine forth with beauty and truthful integrity."

-Stephen Jay Gould

Fall 1999

National Geographic Society



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Selected from more than 12,000 illustrations in the National Geographic archives, the 156 images reproduced in this book make up the first comprehensive exhibition of this important collection of artwork. 65 illustrators include N.C Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, James Gurney, Syd Mead, and Jerry Pinkney.


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