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The North American Indian : Bibliotheca Universalis - Curtis Edward Sheriff

The North American Indian

Bibliotheca Universalis

Hardcover Published: 30th November 2015
ISBN: 9783836550567
Number Of Pages: 768

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In search of a lost time: The complete portfolios by Edward S. Curtis on Native Americans

At the turn of the 20th century, the American photographer Edward Sheriff Curtis (1868–1952) started on his 30-year project to produce a monumental study of North American Indians. Using an approach that was both artistically and scientifically ambitious, he recorded, in words and pictures, the traces of the traditional Indian way of life that was already beginning to die out.

With tireless personal commitment Curtis visited 80 American Indian tribes from the Mexican border to the Bering Strait, gaining their confidence through his patience and sensitivity. His work was printed in 20 volumes between 1907 and 1930 as The North American Indian, but with only 272 copies, originals became extremely rare.

This book gathers Curtis’ entire American Indian portfolio into one publication, offering renewed access to and appreciation of his extraordinary achievement, which is as much a precious historical document as a triumph of the photographic form.

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Bibliotheca Universalis Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe at an unbeatable, democratic price! Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, the name TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible, open-minded publishing. Bibliotheca Universalis brings together nearly 100 of our all-time favorite titles in a neat new format so you can curate your own affordable library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia.

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Industry Reviews

"The North American Indian by Edward S. Curtis is a monumental portfolio by the American photographer and is an invaluable historical record of a way of life which was already beginning to die out."
"This book is in every sense a life's work. Curtis left us a collection of immense historical significance, with an outstanding artistic integrity."

ISBN: 9783836550567
ISBN-10: 3836550563
Series: Bibliotheca Universalis
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 768
Published: 30th November 2015
Publisher: Taschen GmbH
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 14.0  x 5.08
Weight (kg): 1.33

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