Picturing Cuba

“Compelling and relevant. Takes readers on a journey through the history of Cuban art’s significance, demonstrating how art has mirrored the cultural life of the country as well as how politics affect the production of art itself.”—Isabel Alvarez Borland, coeditor of Cuban-American Literature and Art: Negotiating Identities Picturing Cuba: Art, Culture, and Identity on the Island … Continue reading Picturing Cuba

Imagining Florida

The story of Florida through the eyes of artists   “Shows the variety of visual experience that Florida has offered artists, both famous and unknown, since its first years of habitation but also the different media that these artists have resorted to in order to reflect their vision. This is a unique salute to Florida’s … Continue reading Imagining Florida

Weeki Wachee Mermaids

Weeki Wachee Mermaids: Thirty Years of Underwater Photography by Lu Vickers and Bonnie Georgiadis features rare vintage photographs, postcards, and publicity shots from the spring where famous mermaids—in actuality, highly trained swimmers and divers—performed underwater. Today, Burrow Press is featuring this excerpt of Weeki Wachee Mermaids as part of their Fantastic Floridas project. It features portions from Bonnie Georgiadis's essay "What the Mermaid … Continue reading Weeki Wachee Mermaids

Florida Landscapes by UPF Staff

This month at the University Press of Florida, we decided to reconnect with our artistic sides and the beautiful state we call home. Inspired by the “otherworldly” colors of Florida sunsets and landscapes in our new book E. G. Barnhill, staff members here at the press tried their hands—and brushes—at some watercolor fun. Our painting session included … Continue reading Florida Landscapes by UPF Staff

Spotlight on Florida Photography

The University Press of Florida is the proud publisher of many books of beautiful photography. Today we’re highlighting a few of our books that showcase striking images of the state of Florida.   E.G. Barnhill: Florida Photographer, Adventurer, Entrepreneur is filled with stunningly vivid hand painted photographs of Florida’s natural and enchanting landscape. In the age … Continue reading Spotlight on Florida Photography

A Hospital Transformed with Florida’s Amazing Wilderness

Written by Mac Stone, author of Everglades: America’s Wetland I’m a military brat. My dad, Keith Stone was a colonel in the army so we moved around a lot. My oldest brother was born in Virginia, my middle brother was born in Germany, and I was born in Kentucky. Soon after I was born, we … Continue reading A Hospital Transformed with Florida’s Amazing Wilderness

E. G. Barnhill

“These dramatic hand-painted photographs capture old Florida with color and light.”—Lu Vickers, coauthor of Remembering Paradise Park “A visual feast. Like the Highwaymen, Barnhill created his own version of the landscape, based on the real environment yet in a fantastic otherworldly palette.”—Rick Kilby, author of Finding the Fountain of Youth: Ponce de León and Florida's Magical … Continue reading E. G. Barnhill