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Grand Endeavors of American Indian Photography

Fleming, Paula Richardson; Luskey, Judith Lynn

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ISBN 10: 1560982977 / ISBN 13: 9781560982975
Published by Smithsonian, Wash DC, 1993
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NEW BOOK and DJ, both in GIFT-quality MINT condition, and with new Mylar protection. // Hardcover, 176 pages, illustrated. // Herein, one discovers there were other photographers of the Native American other than Curtis. // NO FINER COPY EXISTS anywhere on this Orb. Bookseller Inventory # 103573

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Title: Grand Endeavors of American Indian ...

Publisher: Smithsonian, Wash DC

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

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Chronicling the history of attempts to record native American culture by combining skilled artistry with ethnographic detail, this photographic study examines the work of such turn-of-the-century photographers as Edward Curtis, Sumner W. Matteson, and Roland W. Reed.

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Fleming and Luskey coauthored The North American Indians in Early Photography (HarperCollins, 1986), photographs of Native Americans taken during the period of the "four great surveys" from 1867 to 1879. Their new compilation is a closer look at the work of selected masters such as Edward Curtis and Sumner Matteson and of several lesser-known photographers like the Gerhard sisters--all of whom participated in the visual documentation of the "new" West. Although less comprehensive than the older text, Grand Endeavors contains many previously unpublished works reproduced in high-quality plates. The two offer a balanced yet haunting portrait of a tumultuous period in U.S. history and are an outstanding addition to all anthropology, history, and photography collections.
- Kathy J. Anderson , Indiana Ctr. for Global Business, Indiana Univ., Bloomington
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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