The restored paintings by Harry Rountree are simply outstanding. Darwin had a wonderful feel for what makes a good golf hole.. so in a way, this book is his textbook for golf course architecture”. Ben Crenshaw
Boston, Massachusetts (PRWEB) May 15, 2012
Tri-Horn International announces the publication of one of golf’s finest literary and art collaborations, the Commemorative eBook Edition of “The Golf Courses of the British Isles”* (GCBI). Amongst golfers, golf historians and course architects GCBI holds a unique place in golfing history. Written by Bernard Darwin, (the naturalist’s grandson), with paintings by Harry Rountree, this eBook displays their work in a unique and accessible way. Ben Crenshaw, the noted player, historian & architect, prefaces the current edition with a Foreword.
A niche publisher of golf and outdoor books, Tri-Horn International has carefully restored each of Rountree’s 64 diverse course paintings & charcoals. The paintings and prose bring the reader on a journey throughout England, Ireland, Scotland & Wales during a time when the game was growing rapidly, both there and “across the Atlantic”. This color eBook makes Rountree's paintings and Darwin's writing accessible in a unique & ineractive way.
Crenshaw notes, the paintings “by Harry Rountree are simply outstanding”. Rountree’s color palette & style evoke what can be described as realistic impressionism. Golfers may find that he captures these lost & legendary courses, “golfing moments”, as well as the golfing environment in ways they have experienced themselves. Crenshaw also notes, “as a practicing golf course architect myself, I find this book insightful in describing the concepts of strategic design. Bernard Darwin had a wonderful feel for what makes a good golf hole. This was second nature to him, so in a way, this book is his textbook for golf course architecture”.
Rountree’s diversity of paintings throughout the book provide many interesting windows into the game as it was played during this period of the game’s development.
Bernard Darwin’s writing exemplifies why he was more than “Europe’s golf historian” from 1900-1960. It is also curious that he grew up with his grandfather, the evolutionary theorist & biologist Charles Darwin. The artwork of Harry Rountree, and the prose of Bernard Darwin remain open to many current discussions in the golfing, course architecture and art worlds.
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