Third View, Second Sights: A Rephotographic Survey of the American West

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In the nineteenth century the great expeditionary photographers William Henry Jackson, T. H. O'Sullivan, and William Bell first photographed American western landscapes for geological and geographical surveys. Mark Klett, chief photographer of the Rephotographic Survey Project, revisited and rephotographed these nineteenth-century sites during the late 1970s, presenting 120 pairs of photographs separated by a century of change. Two decades later, Klett organized a new survey team to rephotograph 110 sites. This ...

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Overview

In the nineteenth century the great expeditionary photographers William Henry Jackson, T. H. O'Sullivan, and William Bell first photographed American western landscapes for geological and geographical surveys. Mark Klett, chief photographer of the Rephotographic Survey Project, revisited and rephotographed these nineteenth-century sites during the late 1970s, presenting 120 pairs of photographs separated by a century of change. Two decades later, Klett organized a new survey team to rephotograph 110 sites. This book presents forty-three pairings from the third survey, documenting two periods of geologic and environmental changes while exploring changing human perceptions of landscape. Includes interactive DVD.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780890134320
  • Publisher: Museum of New Mexico Press
  • Publication date: 9/15/2004
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 12.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Klett is an associate professor of art at Arizona State University and the author of Revealing Territory: Photography of the Southwest (UNM Press) and the photographer of The Black Rock Desert.

William L. Fox is the author of View Finder: Mark Klett, Photography, and the Reinvention of Landscape (UNM Press).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2005

    Documenting the March of Time

    This is one of those rare collections of photographs that makes visual the question 'Remember when...?'. Photographer/historian Mark Klett has produced a second book that addresses locations in the western United States initially photographed in the 19th century by such important photographers as William Bell, William Henry Jackson, and T. H. O'Sullivan. His first book 'Second View: The Rephotographic Survey Project' (a project supported by the University of New Mexico) was published in the 1970's and paired contemporary photographs of sites in the Western US with photographs by the above mentioned photographers. Now he and his fellow photographers - Kyle Bajakian, William L. Fox, Michael Marshall, Toshi Ueshina, and Byron G. Wolfe - have again photographed the same sites (hence the title) and the resultant photographs are stunning.In this volume the three time periods of the three photographs in these 43 sets of 110 sites not only document physical and environmental changes: they speak loudly about man's intervention with nature and as such this book is on hallowed ground. Not only for the beauty of the design and photographic content should this book be widely read and collected, but also it should remind us of the sanctity of the planet on which we live. Highly recommended. Grady Harp

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