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Edward S. Curtis

Full Name: Edward S. Curtis
Number of Works: 83
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ISBN: 382288183X, 9783822881835
Keywords: portfolios, complete, indians, american, north
Pages: 768
Published: 1988
  • Rating: 80%

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 artis
ISBN: 1561383074, 9781561383078
Keywords: wisdom, american, native
Pages: 123
Published: 1993
  • Rating: 80%

The words and evocative black/white photographs in this book provide a dramatic visual and spiritual portrayal of Native American culture. Quotations by Native American leaders inspire us with their wisdom.
ISBN: 0821220527, 9780821220528
Keywords: edward, curtis, americans, north, nations, first, native
Pages: 160
Published: 1993
  • Rating: 100%

At the turn of the century, Curtis set out to photograph and document the tribal traditions of North American Indians--an enterprise that became a 25-year obsession. This collection of 125 of Curtis' finest photographs brilliantly capture tribal customs, costumes, and faces.
ISBN: 0821223593, 9780821223598
Keywords: series, nations, native, faces, hidden
Pages: 95
Published: 1997
  • Rating: 80%

Beginning in the 1890s, Edward C. Curtis took more than 40,000 photographs of eighty Native American tribal groups, many of which were published between 1907 and 1930 in his twenty-volume masterwork, The North American Indian. This unique series of miniature books showcases Curtis's most striking photographs -- including a number of rare images that have never before been published. Great Plains captures Curtis's most indelible images of the Piegan, Sioux, Apsaroke, Cheyenne, Blackfoot, Ogalala, and other Plains peoples -- including warriors on horseback, teepee villages, and other iconic port
ISBN: 0312135912, 9780312135911
Keywords: edward, curits, photography, writings, mystery, uncollected, prayer
Pages: 245
Published: 1995
  • Rating: 60%

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