The Perilous Texas Adventures of Mark Dion

Book photo for The Perilous Texas Adventures of Mark DionMargaret C. Adler ’99 MA ’11 co-authored with the artist. Yale University Press, February 2020. Artist Mark Dion retraces the travels of four artists and naturalists—John James Audubon, Sarah Ann Lillie Hardinge, Frederick Law Olmsted, and Charles Wright—who journeyed to the region over a century ago. Dion’s travel companions include preservationists, ranchers, botanists, a poet, a tarot card reader, and fellow artists who offer accompanying texts, while lavish illustrations feature the objects Dion made or collected during his travels alongside historical artworks and botanical specimens.