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Edward Sheriff Curtis

Author: Edward S Curtis; Joanna Cohan Scherer
Publisher: London ; New York : Phaidon, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Edward Sheriff Curtis (1868-1952) is best known for his spectacular documentary record of the Native American tribes in the first decades of the twentieth century. His portrayal of their ceremonies and daily work, mesmerizing close-up portraits, and majestic landscapes of the American West were intended to serve as an anthropological resource for a "vanishing race". However, Curtis's true success lies in his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Portraits
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952.
Edward Sheriff Curtis.
London ; New York : Phaidon, 2008
(OCoLC)609353364
Named Person: Edward S Curtis; Edward S Curtis
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward S Curtis; Joanna Cohan Scherer
ISBN: 0714841765 9780714841762
OCLC Number: 49394553
Description: 127 p. : chiefly ill., ports. ; 30 cm.
Contents: Portrait of the photographer; 4,000-word essay by subject expert; 55 photographs presented chronologically over 110 pages (1 photograph per spread, with title and 1 paragraph commentary); Brief biography of the photographer
Responsibility: Joanna Cohan Scherer.

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A beautiful monograph featuring Curtis's nineteenth-century portraits of Native Americans.  Read more...

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