Titolo: Edward S. Curtis: One Hundred Masterworks
Casa editrice: Prestel
Data di pubblicazione: 2015
Condizione libro: New
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Riassunto: Showcasing Edward Curtis's most compelling and important works, this beautiful publication highlights both iconic and rarely seen images, demonstrating his artistry and mastery of photographic mediums, and his commitment to documenting and preserving for posterity the Native Americans' traditions and ways of life. Widely acknowledged as the world's leading authority on Edward Curtis, author Christopher Cardozo has curated a groundbreaking monograph on internationally renowned photographer Edward Curtis. Curtis's magnum opus, The North American Indian, the most extensive photographic portrait of Native Americans, is a crucial contribution to the history of America's Native peoples as well as a testament to his tireless efforts to document and express the spirit of over eighty distinct tribal groups. In this book Cardozo selected from an unmatched private archive of rare and unique Curtis original, vintage photographs. Never before have Curtis's finest photographs been presented with such fidelity and power in book form. Every style, subject matter, cultural and geographic area, and print medium Curtis worked in is included. The stunning photographs are further enriched and contextualized by essays from world-recognized experts. Creating a unique visual mosaic, the photographs give the viewer a deep, rich understanding of Curtis's accomplishments as an artist, while exploring the crucial role the Native American participants played in co-creating this iconic body of work.
Sinossi: Widely acknowledged as the world's leading authority on Edward Curtis, Christopher Cardozo draws on his deep understanding of the photographer and his work in curating this stunning selection, chosen from several thousand vintage Curtis photographs created from 1895-1930. Curtis's magnum opus, The North American Indian, is a singular contribution to American history and to the history of North America's Native people. It is also a testament to Curtis's tireless efforts to document and express the culture and spirit of over eighty distinct tribal groups. Every style, subject matter, cultural and geographic area and medium Curtis worked in is included. This volume reproduces prints created in six different print mediums as well as rare ephemera that both contextualise and enrich the masterworks. Carefully and insightfully curated, the photographs in One Hundred Masterworks create a unique mosaic, giving the viewer a deep, rich understanding of Curtis's importance as an artist. This book also celebrates and honours Curtis's achievement through essays on his life, his extraordinary project, the crucial co-creative role of the Native American participants and the environment. Published in association with the Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography.
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