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Era of exploration : the rise of landscape photography in the American West, 1860-1885

Author: Weston J Naef; James N Wood
Publisher: Buffalo : Albright-Knox Art Gallery ; Boston : Distributed by New York Graphic Society, [1975]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A comprehensive history of American landscape photograph in the West after the invention of wet-colliodion plates presents a view of the philosophical, esthetic and scientific climate that produced a fascination with the West's landscapes and a sophisticated means of recording it. Includes 314 black-and-white photographs.
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Landscape photography
Exhibition catalogues
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Weston J Naef; James N Wood
ISBN: 0870991280 9780870991288 0870991299 9780870991295
OCLC Number: 1288381
Description: 260 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Landscape consciousness --
Photography and American culture at midcentury --
American landscape and the European antecedents --
Western adventures outdoors --
Photographers in Yosemite 1861-1868 --
Western railroads and the landscape of travel --
Government patronage --
Science, nature, and art --
Photographers, artists, and critics --
The experimental esthetic --
Landscape and the published photograph --
The end of the era --
Chronology --
Carleton E. Watkins, 1829-1916 --
Timothy H. O'Sullivan, about 1840-1882 --
Eadweard J. Muybridge, 1830-1904 --
Andrew Joseph Russell, 1830-1902 --
William Henry Jackson, 1843-1942.
Responsibility: Weston J. Naef, in collaboration with James N. Wood ; with an essay by Therese Thau Heyman.

Abstract:

A comprehensive history of American landscape photograph in the West after the invention of wet-colliodion plates presents a view of the philosophical, esthetic and scientific climate that produced a fascination with the West's landscapes and a sophisticated means of recording it. Includes 314 black-and-white photographs.

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Landscape consciousness -- Photography and American culture at mid-century -- American landscape and the European antecedents -- Western adventurers outdoors -- Photographers in Yosemite -- Western railroads and the landscape of travel -- Government patronage -- Science, nature, and art -- Photographers, artists, and critics -- The experimental esthetic -- Landscape and the published photograph -- The end of the era -- Chronology -- Carleton E. Watkins, 1829-1916 -- Timothy H. O’Sullivan, about 1840-1882 -- Eadweard J. Muybridge, 1830-1904 -- Andrew Joseph Russell, 1830-1902 -- William Henry Jackson, 1843-1942.

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