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Edward S. Curtis

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Sacred Legacy : Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indian
by Edward S. Curtis, et al
Bold, sometimes abrasive, forever passionate, Edward Curtis was the quintessential romantic visionary. Curtis struggled through an impoverished boyhood in Minnesota to become a successful society photographer in Seattle. But he soon moved far beyond weddings and studio portraits to his life’s work—a multi-volume photographic and ethnogrpahic work on the vanishing world of the North American Indian.

Initially, Teddy Roosevelt and J.P. Morgan backed the ambitious project. But as the work stretched over years, Curtis found himself alone with his vision, struggling to finance himself and his crews. The 20-volume North American Indians, finally completed in 1930, cost Curtis his marriage, his friendships, his home, and his health. By the time he died in 1952, he and his monumental work had lapsed into obscurity.

In this richly designed book, Anne Makepeace, creator of an award-winning documentary on Curtis’s life, reexamines the lasting impact of his work. Curtis’s photographs, once ignored, now serve as a link between the romantic past and contemporary Native American communities, who have used his images to reclaim and resurrect their traditions. The Publisher

Edward Curtis: The Master Prints
by Clark Worswick, Edward Curtis (Photographer)
Hardcover - 160 pages (October 10, )
Arena Editions; ISBN: 1892041448

The Plains Indian Photographs of Edward S. Curtis
by Edward S. Curtis (Photographer)

Sites and Structures : The Architectural Photographs of Edward S. Curtis
by Edward S. Curtis, et al
Legendary for his massive photographic undertaking The North American Indian, Edward Sheriff Curtis (1868-1952) recorded much more than portraits of Native American tribespeople. Among his huge body of work are numerous images of all manner of native dwellings: tipis, hogans, huts, cliff houses, adobes, and many more that are far less familiar to the public eye. Though people are largely absent from these photographs, each image speaks volumes about the lives and lifestyles of the tribes to which they belonged. Other structures such as tombs, religious buildings, granaries, and totem poles are also featured prominently, further glimpses into ways of life that were in the process of disappearing. Taken from the Dan and Mary Solomon collection, Sites & Structures: The Architectural Photographs of Edward S. Curtis is the first book of Curtis photographs to explore these dwellings and structures, faithfully reproduced from the original prints and gravures. Curator and photography historian Rod Slemmons puts these photographs in context among Curtis's more familiar portraits and considers their anthropological and artistic importance. Reproduced in large, splendid tritones, Sites & Structures is one of the finest monographs of this American photographic master. The Publisher

Native Nations : First Americans As Seen by Edward Curtis
by Edward S. Curtis, Christopher Cardozo (Editor)
Hardcover - 160 pages (October 1993)
Bulfinch Press; ISBN: 0821220527

Edward Sheriff Curtis 1868-1952 (Photobook)
by Hans-Christian Adam, Edward S. Curtis

The North American Indian : The Complete Portfolios
by Edward S. Curtis
If you're looking for a bargain, this one's hard to beat. The images are only postcard size, but the quality is typical Taschen - superlative. Db.
Paperback: 768 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 2.50 x 8.00 x 5.75 
Publisher: TASCHEN America Llc; Reprint edition (March ) 
ISBN: 3822810398 
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Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indian Incorporated (Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture)
by Mick Gidley

North American Indians
by Edward S. Curtis

Edward S. Curtis : Coming to Light
by Anne Makepeace
Hardcover - 216 pages (November )
National Geographic Society; ISBN: 0792264045

Chiefs & Warriors (Curtis, Edward S., North American Indian (), V. 1.)
by Edward C. Curtis, et al

Edward Sheriff Curtis : Visions of a Vanishing Race
by Edward S. Curtis, et al

Earth Always Endures : Native American Poems
by Neil Philip (Editor), Edward S. Curtis (Editor)
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Shadow Catcher : The Life and Work of Edward S. Curtis
by Laurie Lawlor
(Library Binding)
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Glass Plates & Wagon Ruts : Images of the Southwest by Lisle Updike and William Pennington
H. Jackson Clark, et al
Listed under The American West

Mathew Brady and the Image of History
by Mary Panzer
Listed under Photographers

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