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Aldo & Leonardo : a wilderness science and art collaboration


Author:
Grant Pound and Rocky Mountain Research Station (Fort Collins, Colo.)
Source:
USDA
Year:
2019
Subject:
Wilderness areas, Science and the arts, and Interdisciplinary approach to knowledge
Abstract:
Aldo & Leonardo, a partnership between Colorado Art Ranch and the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute, was a project to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. The project was inspired by the scientific wisdom of Aldo Leopold and the artistic genius of Leonardo da Vinci. Our endeavor was an interdisciplinary collaboration of artists and scientists designed to celebrate the lands, resources and opportunities protected by the Wilderness Act. In 2013, we hosted one-month residencies in six diverse wilderness areas. Artists worked alongside wildland research scientists and gained firsthand knowledge of the wonders, complexities and challenges of our nation's wildest places. The result is this body of work that creatively illustrates the value of wild areas and honors the scientific efforts to preserve wilderness for the next fifty years.
Format:
1 online version (62 pages) : color illustrations, color maps.
Language:
English
Publisher:
United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station
Series:
General technical report
Collection:
USDA publications
Permanent URL:
https://purl.fdlp.gov/GPO/gpo136634