Ellis Island: Echoes From A Nation's Past

Ellis Island: Echoes From A Nation's Past

by Shirley Burden
     
 

"A celebration of photography as well as a document of the place, Ellis Island contains images by such well-known photographers as Jerry Uelsmann and Emmet Gowin. Filled with dozens of family portraits and both historic and contemporary documentary photos, the book resists the temptation for superficial flag-waving, instead providing a thoughtful and lovingSee more details below

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"A celebration of photography as well as a document of the place, Ellis Island contains images by such well-known photographers as Jerry Uelsmann and Emmet Gowin. Filled with dozens of family portraits and both historic and contemporary documentary photos, the book resists the temptation for superficial flag-waving, instead providing a thoughtful and loving portrait of this sacred landmark in the American soul." -- Los Angeles Times

Originally published to commemorate the reopening of Ellis Island to the public in 1990 after massive restoration, Ellis Island eloquently portrays the rich, multi-ethnic history of one of America's most significant immigration points.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This collection of essays, accompanied by 160 historical and contemporary photos, includes Norman Kotker's account of the immigration experience, Shirley Burden's 1950s exploration of an abandoned Ellis Island and Robert Twombly's remarks on the restored landmark. According to PW , ``This attractive volume offers an accessible record of Ellis Island.'' (Sept.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780893813963
Publisher:
Aperture Foundation
Publication date:
09/28/1991
Edition description:
REP
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
9.64(w) x 12.34(h) x 0.71(d)

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