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Edward Sheriff Curtis
Author: Johanna Cohan Scherer

ISBN: 9780714841762
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 15 July 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 29.0 x 25.0 x 1.6
Description:
A beautiful monograph featuring Curtis's nineteenth-century portraits of Native Americans.

Edward Sheriff Curtis (1868-1952) is best known for his outstanding documentary record of the North American Indian tribes in the first decades of the twentieth century. His portrayal of their ceremonies and daily work, his mesmerising close-up portraits, and his powerful landscapes of the American West were intended to serve as an anthropological resource for a 'vanishing race'. This project was published in The North American Indian, a series of luxurious volumes funded by financier J.P. Morgan and President Theodore Roosevelt. These remain among the most collectible and sought-after photobooks in the history of the medium.

The American Indian cultures have not disappeared as Curtis feared, but have instead flourished, and Curtis's project's success now lies in its powerful record of faces, time and place and photographs marked by their dramatic lighting, sensitivity and beauty that still have significance today. Curtis photographed over 80 tribes and this introductory monograph includes a range of his portraits, landscapes and pictures from around t...

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