Saving Magic Places
chronicles the dramatic three-year effort to stop a development and create a public park on a creek on the border of two towns - two counties. The book features 100 color plates of Weinstein's landscapes of the area and portraits of key people in the fight. Reference pages provide contacts to help you with your quest to save land. This book is the perfect gift for nature lovers, artists, enviromentalists and anyone combating the onslaught of development. The tale is fascinating with a great twist.
“Artists have been a part of the environmental movement since its inception. Portraying a landscapes beauty, capturing the magic of a special swimming hole, interpreting the sun's reflection on a river. Saving Magic Places is a joyful story told with pictures and narrative of passionate people protecting what they love.The portraits and paintings of all involved draw you into their purpose and make you want to ensure that the special places that surround you will be there for others to enjoy."
Moon Book carries the subtitle "A Pictorial Journal of a Year of Painting the Full Moon." The author and artist, Emily Eve Weinstein, has followed the full moon to rooftops, mountains and roadsides, before an angry ox's horns and inside a tippy rowboat. The result is the series of full moon paintings published in the book. Over 140 paintings were created over the course of a year, and 71 color plates (with anecdotes) are featured in the book.
The book captures the imagination, and it is easy to understand why: Weinstein's work, over the course of the series, visibly changes to a looser style and becomes more expressive as the year unfolds. Her insights into painting -- and life itself -- lend themselves to the reader savoring those moments captured so beautif-ully in paint.
Dog Book showcases Weinstein's exquisite original oil paintings and her related tales of dogs found on highways and in shelters, of dogs abandoned and then rescued, even of dogs that rescue others.
From the unadoptable mutt who finally finds a home to the Search and Rescue dogs of 9/11, DOG BOOK offers us a compelling and often amusing glimpse into the life of over 60 remarkable canines and their people. Combining captivating prose with oil paintings and pencil drawings of her subjects and inspired by those subjects she so intuitively portrays, Weinstein masterfully manages to bridge the gap between artist and essayist. "Each dog became my muse," Weinstein says. "Animal neglect and abuse are all too common. This book is about awareness and hope."
Cat Book started out simply enough. Emily Weinstein set out to do a series of monoprints of cats she knew personally. As she explored her subjects she saw that each cat had a story. So she wrote the stories down, and began hearing of fascinating cats farther afield. The trail led from North Carolina up the East Coast to New York City, where she was able to pain the much-heralded Brooklyn heroine cat, Scarlett, who rescued her five kittens from a ravaging fire. Other cats depicted include Snappy, who has sailed around the world; Wild Boy, feral in the High Sierras; the talking feline Regis, and Max, who has learned to box. It’s all great fun—and wonderful art!