Books That Inspire 2004

William Henry Jackson’s Colorado
William C. Jones and Elizabeth B. Jones

The notorious photographer William Henry Jackson captured the natural magnificence of the western landscapes, and the industrial expansion of mining, railroads, and urban development on glass-plate negatives in the late 1800s. Nearly every page in this book contains photographs taken by Jackson during his career as a pioneer photographer. It is mesmerizing to see changes in landscapes, from new forest growths, to the slow erosion of granite mountains. This book has stimulated my interest in how things were then, as compared to the way we observe them now.
Nicholas Thomas
COA Model Shop Manager