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Edward S. Curtis by Barry Pritzker, 1993

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Edward S. Curtis By Barry Pritzker Published by JG Press, North Dighton, Massachusetts, 1993. Hard Back in Dust Jacket. First edition. Black boards with gold lettering to spine. Edward Curtis was not like most photographers. He was not the first person to photograph American Indians, or the last, or even, perhaps, the best. However, there can be no doubt that he was the most prolific, the most dedicated, and the most influential. He spent the best part of his life - nearly 30 years - documenting what he considered to be the traditional way of life for Indians living in the West. He took more than 40,000 photographs, collected more than 350 traditional Indian tales, and made more than 10,000 sound recordings of Indian speeches and music. He also made a full-length motion picture, crossed America by train at least 125 times and, to satisfy other interests, mined for gold using his own patented equipment. His work was The North American Indian, an unparalleled work of 20 volumes of text, including more than 1,500 full-page illustrations, accompanied by 20 portfolios containing more than 700 copperplate photogravures. Each volume was printed on the highest quality imported hand- made paper and bound in leather. When the final volume was published, in 1930, Curtis's marriage, finances and health were all ruined. The work promptly disappeared into obscurity, where it remained for decades. It re-emerged in the 1960s. This book has 76 selected photographs many of which are full page. Black boards with gold lettering to spine in illustrated dust jacket. 112 pages. Illustrated throughout in black and white. 26 x 37 cm.

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  • Dimensions
    Height: 14.57 in. (37 cm)Width: 10.24 in. (26 cm)Depth: 0.99 in. (2.5 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1993
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU2102320689622

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