Charles R. Knight: The Artist Who Saw Through Time
By Richard Milner
Hardcover, 180 pages ($45)
The renowned wildlife artist Charles R. Knight died in 1953. But his spectacularly detailed paintings of the past endure today as a gold standard for depictions of dinosaurs, saber-toothed tigers, wooly mammoths and early humans. This lavish collection of his legacy, from the amazing murals he created for the American Museum of Natural History to the prehistoric-panorama magazine illustrations that provided inspiration for movies including “King Kong,” Disney’s “Fantasia” and “Jurassic Park,” also includes interviews with the artist, early sketches and other insights into Knight’s wide-ranging affinity for the natural world.