Into The Bluegrass - Art and Artistry of Kentucky's Historic Icons

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Step "Into the Bluegrass" with Dr. Mel Hankla as he explores the history, stories, and artistry of Kentucky. 

"Whether a seasoned artist, impassioned collector, dedicated historian, or one who simply calls the Bluegrass State “home,” there is much to be gleaned from Dr. Mel Hankla’s lifelong love affair of everything Kentucky. Stories of priceless treasures, tales of pioneer men and women, victories and triumphs, epic struggles and tragic losses, all the while deftly knitting a narrative that places historic and invaluable icons into a tangible, exciting story of a robust and dynamic frontier Kentucky. Into the Bluegrass, Art and Artistry of Kentucky’s Historic Icons is an expertly woven tapestry of insightful stories, brilliant photography, and clever illustration."

   -Frank House (Artist and Conservator)

“What I wanted to do with the book was to stretch a tapestry - the goal was to present a clear view of the colorful cultural fabric of early Kentucky. Each exciting story adding a splash of color, all supported with primary documentation. Carefully chosen, these “Historic Icons” tell integral parts of Kentucky’s early settlement, beautifully illustrated with over five hundred high-quality photographs.”

   -Dr. Mel Hankla

 

Product details

  • Hardcover: 342 pages (Index included)
  • Dimensions: 10 (L) x 1.25 (W) x 12.25 (H) inches
  • Author: Mel Stewart Hankla, Ed.D.
  • Publisher: American Historic Services, LLC