Era of Exploration: The Rise of Landscape Photography in the American West, 1860-1885

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4to.Oblong Quarto. 260 pp, Foreword by Robert T. Buck and Thomas Hoving; Preface; Introduction; Chronology; Carleton E Watkins, 1829-1916; Timothy H. O'Sullivan, about 1840-1882; Eadweard J. Muybridge, 1830-1904; Andrew Joseph Russell, 1830-1902; William Henry Jackson, 1843-1942; notes, selected bibliography, index. Weston J. Naef in colloboration with James N. Wood with an Essay Thau Heyman. Distributed by New York Graphic Society: First Edition, 1975. Tan cloth with blind-stamped camera on tripod on front board, and gilt lettering to spine. ``A revolution occurred in American photography in the late 1850s, after the invention and widespread use of wet-collodion plates. This book provides a unique view of the philosophical, esthetic, and scientific climate that produced both a fascination with the landscape of the American West and a sophisticated means of visually recording it. This perfect meeting of technology and temperament created a golden age of landscape photography." from the jacket flap.

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