Titolo: Prayer to the Great Mystery: The Uncollected...
Casa editrice: St Martins Press
Data di pubblicazione: 1995
Condizione libro: New
Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Prayer to the Great Mystery is a historic publishing event, a remarkable coup that presents 93 newly discovered photographs--along with 150 others--taken by Edward S. Curtis. Deeply human and symphathetic, these images embody Curtis's attempt to preserve the character is Native American Cultural life before its erosion by the nineteenth-century flood of American expansion. Accompanying the photographs is a poignant series of myths, abridged from Curtis's ethnographic writings. Prayers to the Great Mystery is a stunning account of a vanished era, and a seminal book for understanding our rich Native American legacy. Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_new_0312135912
Riassunto: Celebrates the works of Edward S. Curtis, a famous photographer and chronicler of Native American history, in a collection that includes hundreds of photographs that have never before appeared in any volume.
Recensione: Edward S. Curtis was obsessed with recording information about Native Americans: he believed their culture might simply disappear without a trace. More than 100 years ago, he took his first photographs of Native Americans, and for decades he traveled extensively, snapping pictures and taking copious notes on their ways of life. Prayer to the Great Mystery contains dozens of Curtis's photos that were discovered in the files of the Library of Congress, as well as many previously known prints, some of which are considered masterpieces of photographic art. The text, taken from Curtis's voluminous writings on Native Americans provides priceless accounts of how they lived on the Great Plains, in the Southwest, and in the Pacific Northwest.
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