By Ann Scarlett Daily and Michael Paglia
By Ann Scarlett Daily and Michael Paglia

The photographic art and paintings in this coffee table tome are amazing.

The opening contains 19th-century photographs of the stunning Colorado Rockies, laced in with stunning paintings of like subjects by various artists hand-picked by the authors. The contrasting features of the Mount of the Holy Cross are particularly breathtaking. Equally well done are the photos of the Colorado prairie and the mountain aspen, and the still photos and paintings of Colorado street scenes of a past gone by. Modern art is sprinkled throughout the pages, the authors say, to enhance the natural beauty of the state, which is my only criticism of an otherwise fine work. The photographs show the natural beauty quite well.

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