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Carleton Watkins : the Stanford Albums.

Author: Carleton E Watkins; Jason Weems; Stanford University. Libraries.; Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University,
Publisher: Stanford, CA : Cantor Arts Center : Stanford University Press, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Born in upstate New York in 1829, Carleton Watkins ventured west in 1848 to strike it rich. Instead of prospecting for gold, Watkins acquired a talent for photography. Through the 1860s and 1870s, Watkins charted the remote American West, and masterfully captured the vast scale and spirit of the Pacific Northwest. Among his most iconic photographs are the dramatic waterfalls, peaks, and valleys of Yosemite Valley.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Exhibition, pictorial works
Exhibitions
Pictorial works Exhibitions
Named Person: Carleton E Watkins; Carleton E Watkins; Carleton E Watkins
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carleton E Watkins; Jason Weems; Stanford University. Libraries.; Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University,
ISBN: 9780804792158 0804792151
OCLC Number: 865537032
Notes: Reproduces the entirety of the three mammoth plate albums, Photographs of the Pacific Coast, Photographs of Yosemite Valley, and Photographs of the Columbia River and Oregon, held by the Stanford University Libraries.
Issued in connection with an exhibition held Apr. 24-Aug. 17, 2014 at the Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, Stanford, California.
Awards: Commended for Independent Publisher Book Awards (Photography) 2015
Commended for PROSE (Art Exhibitions) 2015
Description: 280 pages : illustrations ; 29 x 37 cm
Contents: Selections from the Stanford Albums --
Essays --
The Complete Stanford Albums.
Other Titles: Stanford Albums

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Issued in connection with an exhibition held Apr. 24-Aug. 17, 2014, Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, Stanford, California.  Read more...

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