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Hughes, Jim 1937-

Overview
Works: 39 works in 80 publications in 6 languages and 3,278 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Pictorial works  History  Exhibition catalogs  Exhibition, pictorial works  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: TR140.S627, 770.92
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Most widely held works by Jim Hughes
W. Eugene Smith : shadow & substance : the life and work of an American photographer by Jim Hughes( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The birth of a century : early color photographs of America by Jim Hughes( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The final decades of the nineteenth century and the birth of the twentieth in America are illustrated as never before in this book of unique color images that actually predate the invention of color photography. The secret process which produced them combines the delicacy of watercolors with the look and feel of modern color photographs. The pictures are largely the work of the legendary William Henry Jackson, the pioneer photographer who explored the frontiers of the old American west with huge wet-plate cameras and a portable darktent strapped to the back of his trusty mule. Jackson's name is synonymous with high adventure, and Jim Hughes' richly detailed introduction tells a gripping story. Jackson was born in 1843 in New York, and by the 1860s he was on his first trip west, working as a bullwhacker on a wagon train when the nation's unfinished rail lines would take him no further. Finally, on the edge of the western frontier, he began photographing the wild and often spectacularly beautiful landscape of a wilderness soon to be forced into submission by the advancing railroads. Over the next three decades Jackson became the most celebrated of a small and hardy band of pioneer photographers, creating a striking photographic record of the rapidly changing face of America. When his photographs of Yellowstone were credited with helping to persuade Congress to make the region the first National Park, his place in history was secure. From the Rockies to California, from the Great Lakes to the deep South, from teeming New York City to forested New Hampshire these photographs capture both urban and rural landscapes to provide a unique picture of the social and physical evolution of the United States. The book is arranged as a visual tour of the country, and is written with fascinating insights into America's places and politics at the turn of the century. In 1897 Jackson sold the bulk of his enormous archive of photographs to the Detroit Photographic Company, which he joined as a partner. The firm had recently licensed Photochrom, a secret Swiss process for turning black-and-white photographs into color. Completely distinct from today's four-color reproduction, Photochrom is a continuous-tone color rendition of a black-and-white photograph that uses multiple impressions from lithographic stones. The color produced was astonishingly naturalistic, and it was to this process that Jackson devoted his final years of active photography. Gone now was the mule, as he traveled North America in a specially equipped railroad car in search of images to tell the story of the closing of one epoch and the dawning of another. William Henry Jackson died in 1942 after a lifetime that spanned almost the entire history of photography. In recent years, thousands of never distributed Photochrom prints were discovered in a Montana warehouse. This book offers an ample selection of the finest, all published for the first time
Altered states : creativity under the influence by Jim Hughes( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This provocative study takes readers on the ultimate creative trip, exploring in depth the heightened states of mind that give rise to art. The book considers how the components of creativity--awareness, energy, loss of self-consciousness--are affected by stimuli to the brain such as meditative rituals, alcohol, and drugs. The impact of altered states on Samuel Coleridge, William Faulkner, Jackson Pollock, and other creative giants is explored, as is the role drugs play in group creativity--jazz, blues music, experimental theater, film. Also discussed are pop icons such as Little Richard, Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix, and Jerry Garcia and the visionary, surreal quality often associated with their music, describing ecstatic experience or demonic worlds
W. Eugene Smith by W. Eugene Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"W. Eugene Smith is the master of the photographic essay; he created essays which include some of the most dramatic and affecting single images of the twentieth century. Fiercely energetic, he made countless photographs memorable for their formal brilliance and for their compassion. This volume of Aperture's Masters of Photography series presents more than seventy of Smith's greatest photographs, selected from work created over the course of forty-five years." "In his introductory essay, Jim Hughes, Smith's biographer, provides an overview of Smith's life and insight into his work."--BOOK JACKET
Footprints of the gods : the Point Lobos saga by Lucien Clergue( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ends by Jim Hughes( Book )

5 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wise child; a novel by Jim Hughes( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Minamata by W. Eugene Smith( Book )

4 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in French and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mineralogical pictorial by Melody( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love is in the earth : mineralogical pictorial by Melody( Book )

2 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America illustrated : photographs 1960-1980 by George William Gardner( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

W. Eugene Smith by W. Eugene Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in Japanese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das große Länderlexikon( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Velká obrazová všeobecná encyklopedie by Jim Hughes( Book )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in Czech and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Story of Africa by Basil Davidson( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legacy of W. Eugene Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ai zai di qiu : kuang wu xue tu jian by Melody( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Chinese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luis Valdez, playwright by Luis Valdez( Recording )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Luis Valdez, playwright, director and founder of El Teatro Campesino, talks about his experience as a third generation American from Mexican descent. Difference between our images of California and the Californian reality. Question and answer session
Al Young, novelist, poet by Al Young( Recording )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Al Young, poet, novelist, and screen writer, reads from his novel ASK ME NOW and talks about the cultural diversity of California as mirrored in its imaginative literature, especially about a multi-cultural anthology - CALAFIA : THE CALIFORNIA POETRY - he co-edited. Question and answer period
 
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The birth of a century : early color photographs of America
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Hughes, James 1937-

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Altered states : creativity under the influenceW. Eugene SmithMineralogical pictorialLove is in the earth : mineralogical pictorial