Explorers' Sketchbooks

By Huw Lewis-Jones, Kari Herbert,

Book cover of Explorers' Sketchbooks: The Art of Discovery & Adventure

Book description

The sketchbook has been the one constant in explorers' kits for centuries of adventure. Often private, they are records of immediate experiences and discoveries, and in their pages we can see what the explorers themselves encountered. This remarkable book showcases 70 such sketchbooks, kept by intrepid men and women as…

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1 author picked Explorers' Sketchbooks as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

An art teacher recommended this book to me when I wanted to learn more about sketchbook journaling. What better way to learn than to page through the field notes and illustrations from the diaries and journals of 70 famous world travelers and adventurers! For each of these daring men and women, there is a brief introduction followed by a visual treasure trove of sketches, original diary pages, and watercolor paintings. This book will remind you of what exploration and encountering wildlife and other cultures were like before cameras and cell phones.

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