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Originally used to illustrate a 20-volume encyclopedia of Native American history and culture, these photographs from the first decades of the 20th century are a valuable document of history. From a striking 1905 portrait of Geronimo to the seal-hunting Eskimos of Nunivak Island, Edward S. Curtis's pictures reflect the diversity of cultures that existed among the various Indian tribes. Their quality is superb--Curtis used the then-state-of-the-art photogravure process to reproduce his images--and the 1906 critique from Theodore Roosevelt remains valid: "In Mr. Curtis we have both an artist and a trained observer ... whose work has far more than mere accuracy, because it is truthful." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Hans Christian Adam (born 1948) works as a photographic consultant in Göttingen. He has published many articles and some books on photography, including TASCHENs monograph on Karl Blossfeldt.
Beautiful book. Packed with so much research. What an incredible feat.Published 1 month ago by Patti
This is nothing more than text mixed with dark, blurry photocopies of the Curtis photographs. It's the quality of a fourth grade class project made on the old photocopy machine... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Brett
Already have a copy which is an excellent resource, purchased this for a gift for a friend.Published 9 months ago by paint art
E. Curtis did an amazing work, the photos are beautiful. This is the historical evidence of a great culture.Published 11 months ago by clarajedi
if you are interested in the photography of Edward Curtis do NOT buy this book. You would literally be better off paying to print his work out at your local library. Read morePublished 11 months ago by brandon