October 27, 2011
Redlands, CaliforniaPalms to Peaks: The Art of Janet Edwards from Esri Press is the first published collection of work by this well-known California artist and printmaker. With a career that spans nearly half a century, Edwards creates paintings and prints that capture the history and natural beauty of the state. The book includes more than 60 full-color reproductions of her work, accompanied by descriptions and observations written by her husband Fred Edwards.
Mrs. Edwards has perfected a signature printing process that includes both etching and embossing. The embossing extends beyond the multicolored image of the etching and imparts an ethereal quality to her California landscapes. A description of this process is included in the book.
"My children grew up on the East Coast, seeing Janet Edwards' etchings and watercolors around our house as an evocation of the look and spirit of California," says James Fallows, national correspondent for The Atlantic. "Her art is both realistic and figurative, powerfully conveying the landscape in which she has spent her working life. Redlands is fortunate to have been her home."
Janet Edwards' work is displayed in private collections throughout the United States. Fred Edwards is past president of the Redlands Art Association. He coauthored the book Redlands in the Postcard History series from Arcadia Publishing.
Barnes & Noble is sponsoring a book signing with Janet and Fred Edwards on Saturday, November 12, between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. in its Redlands store at 27460 Lugonia Avenue. A portion of the book sales from this event will be donated to the Redlands Art Association's Margaret Clark Art Education Endowment Fund.
Palms to Peaks: The Art of Janet Edwards (ISBN: 978-1-58948-285-2, 158 pages, US$49.95) is available at online retailers worldwide, at esri.com/esripress, or by calling 1-800-447-9778. Outside the United States, visit esri.com/esripressorders for complete ordering options or visit esri.com/distributors to contact your local Esri distributor. Interested retailers can contact Esri Press book distributor Ingram Publisher Services.
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About the Margaret Clark Art Education Endowment Fund
The Margaret Clark Art Education Endowment Fund is named for a former University of Redlands art professor who was committed to art education. It was established by the Redlands Art Association to enrich the Redlands community by funding a wide range of programs including art classes, scholarships, and awards and grants for local high school art departments. For more information, visit redlands-art. org/about/mcaeef/.
About Esri Press
Esri Press publishes books on GIS, cartography, and related topics. The complete selection of GIS titles from Esri Press can be found on the web at esri.com/esripress.