Legendary for his massive photographic undertaking "The North American Indian, " Edward Sheriff Curtis (1868-1952) recorded much more than portraits of Native American tribespeople. Among his huge body of work are numerous images of all manner of native dwellings: tipis, hogans, huts, cliff houses, adobes, and many more that are far less familiar ...
Legendary for his massive photographic undertaking "The North American Indian, " Edward Sheriff Curtis (1868-1952) recorded much more than portraits of Native American tribespeople. Among his huge body of work are numerous images of all manner of native dwellings: tipis, hogans, huts, cliff houses, adobes, and many more that are far less familiar to the public eye. Though people are largely absent from these photographs, each image speaks volumes about the lives and lifestyles of the tribes to which they belonged. Other structures such as tombs, religious buildings, granaries, and totem poles are also featured prominently, further glimpses into ways of life that were in the process of disappearing. Taken from the Dan and Mary Solomon collection, "Sites & Structures: The Architectural Photographs of Edward S. Curtis" is the first book of Curtis photographs to explore these dwellings and structures, faithfully reproduced from the original prints and gravures. Curator and photography historian Rod Slemmons puts these photographs in context among Curtis's more familiar portraits and considers their anthropological and artistic importance. Reproduced in large, splendid tritones, "Sites & Structures" is one of the finest monographs of this American photographic master.
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Near Fine. Introductory essay by Rod Slemmons. Oblong quarto, 9 3/4" x 12" tall, 144 pages, brown quarter-cloth; sepia tone photographs. A near fine, clean hard cover first edition with minor shelf wear, hinges and binding tight, paper clean, cream white. issued without dust jacket.
Fine. No Jacket. San Francisco: Chronicle Books. 2000. First edition. 144 pages. Over 80 sepia toned photographs. Includes: Moveable Structures, Dwellings, Pueblo Architecture, Northwest Sturctures, Cermonial Structures, Gardens, Burial Sites. Illustrated boards with photo laid on cover. No dust jacket as issued. Oblong quarto, fine copy.
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