A selection of Laura Gilpin's photographs of the American Southwest and other subjects is accompanied by a discussion of her artistic career
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Laura Gilpin (18911979) was a perfectionistic photographer. She would make several trips to capture a particular quality of sunlight on a mesa or a Navaho woman's face. Though she did not set out to document the Navahos' and Pueblos' endangered way of life, her sometimes romantic pictures of the American Southwest, its peoples and landscapes, form an enduring record of Indian culture, reflecting Native Americans' strong family ties and spiritual oneness with the land. Her photographs' formal perfection and deeply moving impact come through in 167 superb full-page reproductions in tritone, color and duotone. For decades Gilpin subsisted on commercial assignments while pursuing her craft and caring for the woman with whom she shared her life. Real success came only in the 1970s. This sumptuously produced biographyphoto study complements a Texas exhibition which will tour nationwide. As Sandweiss shows, Gilpin's personal circumstancesher wandering childhood, material scarcity, her family's ambiguous status in Colorado Springshelp explain her deep identification with American Indians.
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Book Description Amon Carter Museum, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110883600773
Book Description Amon Carter Museum, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Brand New!. Bookseller Inventory # VIB0883600773
Book Description Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, Fort Worth, Texas, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Photographs (illustrator). 1st Edition. New/New, new hc, 339 pages. Beige colored linen cloth over boards with gilt text on spine. Illustrated dust jacket with red and black colored text on upper and spine; no defects, encased in mylar protective cover. Author signed on half title page. Interior pages clean, no marks except author's signature, photographs throughout. Binding is tight. Laura Gilpin photographed the American Southwest and this volume includes both scenic and human subjects. The book will require extra postage. By Author. Bookseller Inventory # 014459