The North American Indian

The North American Indian

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by Edward S. Curtis
     
 

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At the turn of the century, the American photographer Edward Sheriff Curtis (1868–1952) started on his thirty-year project to produce a monumental study of North American Indians. Using an approach that was both artistically and scientifically ambitious he recorded, in words and pictures, the traces of the traditional Indian way of life that was already beginning

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At the turn of the century, the American photographer Edward Sheriff Curtis (1868–1952) started on his thirty-year project to produce a monumental study of North American Indians. Using an approach that was both artistically and scientifically ambitious he recorded, in words and pictures, the traces of the traditional Indian way of life that was already beginning to die out.

With tireless personal commitment Curtis visited American Indian tribes from the Mexican border to the Bering Straits, gaining their confidence by his patience and sensitivity. This, his photographic life`s work, was printed in 20 volumes between 1907 and 1930 as The North American Indian. There were only 272 copies in total, so original copies are now extremely rare. This book gives lasting life to Curtis`s great achievements by making the photographs available again.

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ISBN-13:
2940022573275
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File size:
385 KB

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3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
stunningly beautiful portraits of amazing people and scenery.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
beautiful portraits of amazing people and scenery.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought that this book would have all the photo's ([Illustrated] that the paper copy did but it just has a few photo's. I am using the NOOK app. on my iPad so maybe there is something wrong with the NOOK app? With that said it is a great read but buy the paper book to see the photo's. Guess that is what I am going to have to do now.