Edward S. Curtis: One Hundred Masterworks

Edward S. Curtis: One Hundred

Showcasing Edward Curtis's most compelling and important works, this beautiful publication highlights both iconic and rarely seen images, demonstrating his artistry and mastery of photographic mediums, and his commitment to documenting and preserving for posterity the Native Americans’ traditions and ways of life. Widely acknowledged as the world’s leading authority on Edward Curtis, author Christopher Cardozo has curated a groundbreaking monograph on internationally renowned photographer Edward Curtis. Curtis’s magnum opus, The North American Indian, the most extensive photographic portrait of Native Americans, is a crucial contribution to the history of America’s Native peoples as well as a testament to his tireless efforts to document and express the spirit of over eighty distinct tribal groups. In this book Cardozo selected from an unmatched private archive of rare and unique Curtis original, vintage photographs. Never before have Curtis’s finest photographs been presented with such fidelity and power in book form. Every style, subject matter, cultural and geographic area, and print medium Curtis worked in is included. The stunning photographs are further enriched and contextualized by essays from world-recognized experts. Creating a unique visual mosaic, the photog...

  • Brand: Cardozo Christopher
  • ASIN: 3791354213

The North American Indian: The Complete Portfolios

The North American Indian: The Complete

In search of a lost time: The complete portfolios by Edward S. Curtis on Native Americans   At the turn of the 20th century, the American photographer Edward Sheriff Curtis (1868–1952) started on his 30-year project to produce a monumental study of North American Indians. Using an approach that was both artistically and scientifically ambitious, he recorded, in words and pictures, the traces of the traditional Indian way of life that was already beginning to die out.With tireless personal commitment Curtis visited 80 American Indian tribes from the Mexican border to the Bering Strait, gaining their confidence through his patience and sensitivity. His work was printed in 20 volumes between 1907 and 1930 as The North American Indian, but with only 272 copies, originals became extremely rare.This book gathers Curtis’ entire American Indian portfolio into one publication, offering renewed access to and appreciation of his extraordinary achievement, which is as much a precious historical document as a triumph of the photographic form.   About the Series:Bibliotheca Universalis — Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe at an unbeatable, democratic price!Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, the name TASCHEN has become...

  • Brand: Taschen
  • ASIN: 3836550563

Edward S. Curtis Portraits: The Many Faces of the Native American

Edward S. Curtis Portraits: The Many Faces of

In 1906 J.P. Morgan commissioned Edward S. Curtis to produce a series of books depicting Native American life. Curtis’ goal was to not just photograph but to document as much of traditional Native life as possible before it disappeared. During his project, Curtis made over 10,000 wax cylinder recordings of Native languages and music, and took over 40,000 photographs of peoples from over eighty tribes. He recorded tribal lore and history, and he described traditional foods, housing, garments, recreation, ceremonies, and funeral customs. He wrote biographical sketches of tribal leaders, and his material, in most cases, is the only recorded history of these amazing peoples. Curtis had a remarkable knack for portraiture. His skill at capturing the intensity of his subjects, the grim reality of their surroundings, and the unquenchable spirit of the people was second to none. From Alaska to Mexico, Edward S. Curtis Portraits: The Many Face of the Native American features over 250 portraits in a compact volume.

  • ASIN: 0785835598

Native Nations: First North Americans as Seen by Edward Curtis

Native Nations: First North Americans as Seen by

A collection of 125 photographs from turn-of-the-century photographer Edward Curtis chronicles the passing glory of the native American nations.

  • Brand: Brand: Bulfinch
  • ASIN: 0821220527

Edward S. Curtis: Visions of the First Americans

Edward S. Curtis: Visions of the First

Edward S. Curtis: Visions of the First Americans is a tribute to the photographer, his work, but above all to the Native Americans he photographed. Chapters on many different Native American tribes make this collection unique. Edward Curtis's recognizable style, saturated with sepia, is immediately recognizable. He captures not only the striking faces of his subjects, but also a glimpse into the lifestyle of each Native American tribe he photographed. Women grind corn, and communities gather outside their traditional living areas. Atop horses, Native Americans ride on the prarie. Papooses are bundled in woven carrying packs, and men are dressed in full feathered regalia. These images paint a picture, known to us now only as a historical memory. Many tribes are featured in this volume, from the familiar Apache and Navaho to lesser-known tribes. This book will draw in readers who are interested in world cultures, along with photography buffs and historians. This hardcover volume is a wonderful addition to any library.

  • Brand: Chartwell Books
  • ASIN: 0785826505

Cliff Dwellings, Alaska Edward S Curtis 11x14 Silver Halide Photo Print

Cliff Dwellings, Alaska Edward S Curtis 11x14 Silver

Edward S. Curtis photo of sea cliff dwellings on King Island in Alaska.PHOTOGRAPHER / CREDIT: Edward S. CurtisABOUT OUR PHOTOGRAPHSIf you're looking for the highest quality photo available of this image, then we're confident that you've found it. We actually do things different here, mixing the best of today's print and restoration technologies with old fashioned hard work and artistry. People still make the artistic decisions, not computers. And we print real light exposed and chemical processed prints using Kodak Professional Endura archival photo paper. Since our start online in 2001, we've served more than 30,000 customers with a 99.9% satisfaction rating. What you are buying here is a REAL PHOTOGRAPH! At The McMahan Photo Art Gallery & Archive, you are always buying the best!Each print is given a final inspection before leaving the studio, then is sealed in archival plastic and properly packaged to survive the journey to you. Every order is backed by our 30 Day 100% RAVING FAN GUARANTEE! In the unlikely event that your print is damaged, lost, or if you are not totally thrilled by your new print, you are entitled to your choice of an exchange or a refund. Isn't that how it should be? We really want to make you into one of our raving fans!Robert McMahanFounder, Photographer, H...

  • Brand: The McMahan Photo Art Gallery & Archive
  • ASIN: B004GNE5SK

Edward S. Curtis: Coming to Light

Edward S. Curtis: Coming to

Bold, sometimes abrasive, forever passionate, Edward Curtis was the quintessential romantic visionary. Curtis struggled through an impoverished boyhood in Minnesota to become a successful society photographer in Seattle. But he soon moved far beyond weddings and studio portraits to his life’s work—a multi-volume photographic and ethnogrpahic work on the vanishing world of the North American Indian. Initially, Teddy Roosevelt and J.P. Morgan backed the ambitious project. But as the work stretched over years, Curtis found himself alone with his vision, struggling to finance himself and his crews. The 20-volume North American Indians, finally completed in 1930, cost Curtis his marriage, his friendships, his home, and his health. By the time he died in 1952, he and his monumental work had lapsed into obscurity. In this richly designed book, Anne Makepeace, creator of an award-winning documentary on Curtis’s life, reexamines the lasting impact of his work. Curtis’s photographs, once ignored, now serve as a link between the romantic past and contemporary Native American communities, who have used his images to reclaim and resurrect their traditions.

  • Brand: National Geographic
  • ASIN: 0792264045

Indian Days of the Long Ago (Classic Reprint)

Indian Days of the Long Ago (Classic

Excerpt from Indian Days of the Long AgoThe camp of Lone Pine, chief of the Salish, or Flatheads, was onithe banks of the Red Willow River, 'a beautiful stream flowing through the forests of the Bitterroot Mountains, in what we now call western Montana. Its cold, trans lucent waters come from the springs and snows far up among the mountain crags.Beautiful lodges or tepees made from the dressed Skins of buffalo and elk were scattered everywhere among the pines.The village was like the camps of hundreds of other Indian chiefs or head men, which stood beside the forest stream, by the quiet brook of the open plain, by the lake in the mountains, or on the grassy bank of the prairie lake.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to p...

  • ASIN: 1332437591

Edward Curtis: The Master Prints

Edward Curtis: The Master

"Edward S. Curtis was the greatest photographer of Native Americans that the United States ever produced. In a period spanning more than three decades, he photographed individuals and groups representing more than eighty Indian tribes - the Sioux, the Blackfoot, the Nez Perce, the Apache, and many more. . . This selection of Curtis's master prints appeared in his last great exhibition, mounted in New York City in 1906. Shortly thereafter, the Peabody Essex Museum acquired these exhibition prints through the generosity of Dr. Charles Goddard Weld. The collection - never before published - comprises the largest surviving selection of Curtis master prints printed in platinum. . . These beautifully reproduced platinum master prints, combined with Clark Worswick's bold reappraisal of Curtis and his work, will confirm that Edward S. Curtis was a great photographic artist. Here are the scenes that continue to haunt the American imagination." 191 pages, Library of Congress Control Number 2001 131972.

  • ASIN: 1892041499

Edward S. Curtis

Edward S.

In search of a lost time: The most complete document of America's indigenous peoples   For over thirty years, photographer Edward Sheriff Curtis (1868-1952) traveled the length and breadth of North America, seeking to record in words and images the traditional life of its vanishing indigenous inhabitants. Like a man possessed, he strove to realize his life’s work, which culminated in the publication of his encyclopedia The North American Indian. In the end, this monumental work comprised twenty textual volumes and twenty portfolios with over 2000 illustrations. No other photographer has created a larger oeuvre on this theme, and it is Curtis, more than any other, who has crucially molded our conception of Native Americans. This book shows the photographer’s most impressive pictures and vividly details his journey through life, which led him not only into the prairies but also into the film studios of Hollywood.

  • Brand: Taschen
  • ASIN: 3836539284
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