National Museum of Natural History / Visions of Lost Worlds: The Paleoart of Jay Matternes

The murals of Jay Matternes adorned the walls of the museum for over fifty years. This volume presents those works and the detailed preparatory drawings that went into these influential works of paleoart.

  • The cover features a detail from a Matternes mural
  • The chapter for each era begins with text and a mural detail
  • Spread showing details from the Late Pliocene mural
  • Drawing and details from Middle-Late Miocene mural
  • Opener shows the Early-Middle Eocene mural
  • Identification of plants and animals in the the Early-Middle Eocene mural
  • Prepatory drawings for an animal shown in the Early-Middle Eocene mural
  • Prepatory drawings for plants shown in the Late Triassic diorama