The Man Behind the Maps
Whether you have skied one area or have traveled the world, you have used James Niehues' maps.
This project was born out of Niehues' desire to chronicle his life's work. The book includes background on trail map making, Niehues' career and incredible impact on the industry, as well as nearly 200 ski resorts. Its full color, timeless design provides an art book that will look great in your home or your favorite ski cabin. Featuring over 200 ski resort trail maps hand-painted by one legendary artist, this beautiful 292-page hardcover coffee table book is the first and definitive compilation of the art created by James Niehues during his 30-year career.
Bartas says: "This is the biggest book of the year. The ski trail maps you see on brochures are all made by one man. He draws and paints them by hand. It’s a gorgeous gift and full of breathtaking masterpieces."
Initially a dream of James Niehues, this became a reality thanks to generous donations and overwhelming support from his fans. Launched in November of 2018, James Niehues: The Man Behind the Map became the highest supported Art-Illustration project on Kickstarter. At the close of the campaign, over 5,000 people had supported the project, making it a reality.
The Bookworm of Edwards is the only bookstore in Colorado to carry this unique book!