• Photography

Edward S. Curtis

One Hundred Masterworks
Author: Christopher Cardozo
Publisher: Prestel Pub
ISBN: 9783791354217
Category: Photography
Page: 184
View: 6989
Showcasing Edward Curtis's most compelling and important works, this beautiful publication highlights both iconic and rarely seen images, demonstrating his artistry and mastery of photographic mediums, and his commitment to documenting and preserving for posterity the Native Americans' traditions and ways of life. Never before have Curtis's finest photographs been presented with such fidelity and power in book form. Creating a unique visual mosaic, the photographs give the viewer a deep, rich understanding of Curtis's accomplishments as an artist, while exploring the crucial role the Native American participants played in co-creating this iconic body of work.

The North American Indian


Author: Edward S. Curtis
Publisher: e-artnow sro
ISBN: 802688888X
Category:
Page: N.A
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    • History

The North American Indian


Author: Edward S. Curtis
Publisher: Pinnacle Press
ISBN: 9781375012324
Category: History
Page: 216
View: 7398
This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

    • Photography

The Plains Indian Photographs of Edward S. Curtis


Author: Edward S. Curtis
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803215122
Category: Photography
Page: 81
View: 2225
The traditional cultures of the Indians of the Great Plains?Lakotas, Cheyennes, Wichitas, Arikaras, Crows, Osages, Assiniboins, Comanches, Crees, and Mandans, among others?are recalled in stunning detail in this collection of photographs by Edward S. Curtis (1868?1952). Curtis is the best-known photographer of Native Americans because of his monumental work, The North American Indian (1907?1930), which consists of twenty portfolios of large photogravures and twenty volumes of text on more than eighty Indian groups in the West. He took pictures of Plains Indians for over twenty years, and his photographs reflect both prevailing attitudes about Indians and Curtis's own vision of differences among the Native peoples whom he photographed. ø Curtis's photographs have exerted an enduring influence?both positive and negative?on mainstream American culture. They have inspired countless books, articles, and photographic exhibitions, and they continue to appear on posters, postcards, and other souvenirs. Accompanying the remarkable array of images in this book are essays by leading scholars that place the photographs within their proper critical, cultural, and historical contexts. The scholars contributing to this work are Martha H. Kennedy, Martha A. Sandweiss, Mick Gidley, and Duane Niatum.

    • History

Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher

The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis
Author: Timothy Egan
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547840608
Category: History
Page: 352
View: 4089
“A vivid exploration of one man's lifelong obsession with an idea . . . Egan’s spirited biography might just bring [Curtis] the recognition that eluded him in life.” — Washington Post Edward Curtis was charismatic, handsome, a passionate mountaineer, and a famous portrait photographer, the Annie Leibovitz of his time. He moved in rarefied circles, a friend to presidents, vaudeville stars, leading thinkers. But when he was thirty-two years old, in 1900, he gave it all up to pursue his Great Idea: to capture on film the continent’s original inhabitants before the old ways disappeared. Curtis spent the next three decades documenting the stories and rituals of more than eighty North American tribes. It took tremendous perseverance — ten years alone to persuade the Hopi to allow him to observe their Snake Dance ceremony. And the undertaking changed him profoundly, from detached observer to outraged advocate. Curtis would amass more than 40,000 photographs and 10,000 audio recordings, and he is credited with making the first narrative documentary film. In the process, the charming rogue with the grade school education created the most definitive archive of the American Indian. “A darn good yarn. Egan is a muscular storyteller and his book is a rollicking page-turner with a colorfully drawn hero.” — San Francisco Chronicle "A riveting biography of an American original." – Boston Globe

    • Biography & Autobiography

Shadow Catcher

The Life and Work of Edward S. Curtis
Author: Laurie Lawlor,Edward S. Curtis
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803280465
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 132
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Sixty of Edward Curtis' photographs are included in this story of his life and the Native American cultures he studied early in the twentieth century, creating what is still the most extensive and informative collection of its kind.

    • Photography

The Great Warriors


Author: Edward S. Curtis,Christopher Cardozo
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780821228944
Category: Photography
Page: 127
View: 7190
One hundred compelling photographs present a series of evocative portraits of Native Americans from the turn of the century, in a large-format visual study enhanced by informative essays on Edward S. Curtis and his work. 25,000 first printing.

    • Art

Edward S. Curtis Portraits

The Many Faces of the Native American
Author: Sandra Forty,Wayne Youngblood
Publisher: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 0785835598
Category: Art
Page: 256
View: 8879
In 1906 J.P. Morgan commissioned Edward S. Curtis to produce a series of books depicting Native American life. Curtis’ goal was to now just photograph, but to document as much of traditional Native life as possible before disappeared. During his project, Curtis made over 10,000 wax cylinder recordings of Native languages and music, and took over 40,000 photographs of peoples from over eighty tribes. He recorded tribal lore and history, and he described traditional foods, housing, garments, recreation, ceremonies, and funeral customs. He wrote biographical sketches of tribal leaders, and his material, in most cases, is the only recorded history of these amazing peoples. Curtis had a remarkable knack for portraiture. His skill at capturing the intensity of his subjects, the grim reality of their surroundings, and the unquenchable spirit of the people was second to none. From Alaska to Mexico, Edward S. Curtis Portraits: The Many Face of the Native American features over 250 portraits in a compact volume.

    • Social Science

Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indian Project in the Field


Author: Mick Gidley
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803221932
Category: Social Science
Page: 178
View: 5043
Housing a wealth of ethnographic information yet steeped in nostalgia and predicated upon the assumption that Native Americans were a "vanishing race," Curtis's work has been both influential and controversial, and its vision of Native Americans must still be reckoned with today."--BOOK JACKET.

    • Indians of North America

Indian Days of the Long Ago


Author: Edward S. Curtis,Frederick N. Wilson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Indians of North America
Page: 221
View: 6336
Text, drawings and photographs describe the life of the Salish Indians and other North American tribes before the arrival of white settlers.

    • Literary Criticism

Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indian, Incorporated


Author: Mick Gidley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521775731
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 330
View: 5858
From the 1890s onward, Edward S. Curtis took thousands of photographs of Native Americans all over the West. These were published (1907-1930) in twenty volumes of illustrated text and twenty portfolios of photographs; the project was supported by Theodore Roosevelt and funded in part by J. Pierpont Morgan, and spawned exhibitions, postcards, magazine articles, lecture series, a "musicale," and the very first narrative documentary film. Neither a eulogy to Curtis' achievement nor a debunking of it, this book is an honest study of the project as a collective whole.

    • Social Science

The Gift of the Face

Portraiture and Time in Edward S. Curtis's The North American Indian
Author: Shamoon Zamir
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469611767
Category: Social Science
Page: 352
View: 353
Edward S. Curtis's The North American Indian is the most ambitious photographic and ethnographic record of Native American cultures ever produced. Published between 1907 and 1930 as a series of twenty volumes and portfolios, the work contains more than two thousand photographs intended to document the traditional culture of every Native American tribe west of the Mississippi. Many critics have claimed that Curtis's images present Native peoples as a "vanishing race," hiding both their engagement with modernity and the history of colonial violence. But in this major reappraisal of Curtis's work, Shamoon Zamir argues instead that Curtis's photography engages meaningfully with the crisis of culture and selfhood brought on by the dramatic transformations of Native societies. This crisis is captured profoundly, and with remarkable empathy, in Curtis's images of the human face. Zamir also contends that we can fully understand this achievement only if we think of Curtis's Native subjects as coauthors of his project. This radical reassessment is presented as a series of close readings that explore the relationship of aesthetics and ethics in photography. Zamir's richly illustrated study resituates Curtis's work in Native American studies and in the histories of photography and visual anthropology.

    • Indians of North America

Edward S. Curtis


Author: Barry Pritzker,Edward S. Curtis
Publisher: Gramercy
ISBN: 9780517069813
Category: Indians of North America
Page: 112
View: 6329
A collection of the author's photographs of North American Indians.

    • History

Edward Sheriff Curtis

Visions of a Vanishing Race
Author: Edward S. Curtis,Florence Curtis Graybill,Victor Boesen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 111
View: 8886
First published in 1976, this book is the classic photographic record of Native American life by one of America's greatest photographers. From 1904 to 1930, Curtis sought out the vanishing tribes with an unwavering passion to record the faces and lifestyles of the Indians before they vanished forever. 95 duotone plates.

    • Photography

The North American Indians


Author: Edward S. Curtis,Joseph Epes Brown
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780893814922
Category: Photography
Page: 94
View: 5376
From 1896 to 1930, Edward S. Curtis traveled throughout the United States, making a vivid record of Native American peoples that would eventually comprise 20 volumes. Many of the most significant photographs have been selected for this classicn, now in a new edition. 68 duotone photographs.

    • Indians of North America

The Girl who Married a Ghost and Other Tales from The North American Indian


Author: Edward S. Curtis
Publisher: New York : Four Winds Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Indians of North America
Page: 115
View: 6226
Ghost stories, trickster tales, and other pieces of authentic Native American folklore are combined with Edward Curtis's haunting photographs.

    • Photography

Edward S. Curtis

Visions of the First Americans
Author: Don Gulbrandsen
Publisher: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 9780785826507
Category: Photography
Page: 256
View: 9837
Edward S. Curtis: Visions of the First Americans is a tribute to the photographer, his work, but above all to the Native Americans he photographed. Chapters on many different Native American tribes make this collection unique. Edward Curtis's recognizable style, saturated with sepia, is immediately recognizable. He captures not only the striking faces of his subjects, but also a glimpse into the lifestyle of each Native American tribe he photographed. Women grind corn, and communities gather outside their traditional living areas. Atop horses, Native Americans ride on the prarie. Papooses are bundled in woven carrying packs, and men are dressed in full feathered regalia. These images paint a picture, known to us now only as a historical memory. Many tribes are featured in this volume, from the familiar Apache and Navaho to lesser-known tribes. This book will draw in readers who are interested in world cultures, along with photography buffs and historians. This hardcover volume is a wonderful addition to any library.

    • Fiction

The Shadow Catcher

A Novel
Author: Marianne Wiggins
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743265211
Category: Fiction
Page: 323
View: 4351
Inspired by the life of legendary photographer Edward Curtis, a series of tales about a photographer's developing relationship with the Native Americans he astonishes by showing them pictures of themselves is interspersed with parallel tales about an unsung soldier, a husband, and a father. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Edward S. Curtis Above the Medicine Line

Portraits of Aboriginal Life in the Canadian West
Author: Rodger Touchie
Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co
ISBN: 1926613775
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 191
View: 5722
For almost three decades, Edward Curtis photographed the First Peoples of the North American West and studied their cultures. As part of his fieldwork, he cruised the Pacific Northwest coast and ventured into the lands of the Blackfoot Confederacy, both north and south of the Medicine Line. Alarmed that the traditional Aboriginal ways of life seemed in danger of disappearing forever, Curtis made an incredible effort to capture the daily routines, character and dignity of First Peoples through photography and audio recordings. Against seemingly insurmountable odds and at substantial personal and financial sacrifice, he completed the 20-volume masterpiece The North American Indian, deemed "the most gigantic undertaking in the making of books since the King James edition of the Bible" by the New York Herald. With more than 150 photographs, Edward S. Curtis Above the Medicine Line is both a compelling narrative that sheds new light on the Curtis mystique and a fascinating overview of many of the First Peoples he studied a century ago. Also available in paperback.