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Carleton Watkins : the art of perception

Author: Douglas R Nickel; Carleton E Watkins; Maria Morris Hambourg; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, ©1999.
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"Carleton Watkins (1829-1916) is considered by many to be the greatest American photographer of the nineteenth century. During his career of some fifty years, Watkins traveled the western United States, making thousands of remarkable, historically important images.
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Exhibition, pictorial works
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Named Person: Carleton E Watkins; Carleton E Watkins
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas R Nickel; Carleton E Watkins; Maria Morris Hambourg; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
ISBN: 0918471516 9780918471512 0810941023 9780810941021
OCLC Number: 40408876
Notes: Published on the occasion of an exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, June 25-Sept. 14, 1999.
Description: 228 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
Contents: Carleton Watkins : an introduction / Maria Morris Hambourg --
An art of perception / Douglas R. Nickel --
Notes on the plates / Peter E. Palmquist --
Selected references / Peter E. Palmquist.
Responsibility: Douglas R. Nickel ; with an introduction by Maria Morris Hambourg.

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Carleton Watkins was perhaps the greatest American landscape photographer of the 19th century. His groundbreaking images of Yosemite and the Columbia River captured the grandeur of the American west.  Read more...

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