Vol 65, No 1 (2004)

January


Cover Page
The cover illustration, Marble column - entrance to the Forbidden City Peking, ca. 1933, is a water color by Jeanne Janish from the Special Collections of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV). Janish has drawn more than 11,000 illustrations for publiscation and was considered the foremost botanical illlustrator in the United States. While living in China from 1930 to 1934, Janish painted water colors showing many of that country's great landmarks. She was fascinated by the colors of China and while there, in additon to painting, designed rugs and sketched people and scenes around Peking (Beijing). Many of Janish's works are now housed at UNLV. An online exhibit of her botanical sketches and water colors can be found at: library.nevada.edu/gallery/janish/index.html.