Carleton Watkins: The Complete Mammoth Photographs (Hardback)
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Carleton Watkins: The Complete Mammoth Photographs (Hardback)

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Hardback 608 Pages / Published: 18/08/2011
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This is an opulently illustrated catalogue of the entire remaining mammoth photographs of Carleton Watkins (1829-1916). The extraordinary body of work by photographer Carleton Watkins - taken between 1858 and 1891 - constitutes one of the longest and most productive careers in 19th-century American photography. Nearly 13,000 "mammoth" (18 X 22 inch) glass-plate negatives were produced, the majority of which exist in only one surviving print. Of these, fewer than 300 have ever been previously reproduced or exhibited. Drawing on painstaking research, the authors have assembled and catalogued all Watkins' known mammoth-plate photographs, including views of Yosemite, San Francisco, and the Pacific Coast. The work will contribute not only to a fuller understanding of this pioneering photographer but also portray the barely explored frontier in its final moments of pristine beauty.

Publisher: Getty Trust Publications
ISBN: 9781606060056
Number of pages: 608
Weight: 4044 g
Dimensions: 324 x 256 x 52 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"A staunchly great book."--"The Stranger"""


"An invaluable resource for anyone interested in U.S. photographic or landscape history."--"Monteral Gazette"


"A staunchly great book."--"The Stranger"

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"A monumental achievement in the pictorial historiography of 19th-century America, loaded with new images and data, this will be an indispensable resource for students of photography and U.S. history." "Library Journal""


""""Carleton Watkins: The Complete Mammoth Photographs" is among the most important books ever devoted to the history of photography." Jed Perl, "The New Republic""


An invaluable resource for anyone interested in U.S. photographic or landscape history. "Monteral Gazette""


A staunchly great book. "The Stranger"

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An invaluable resource for anyone interested in U.S. photographic or landscape history. Monteral Gazette

"

A staunchly great book. The Stranger

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A lavishly illustrated, meticulously edited, engagingly written, and comprehensively researched volume. Choice"
This extraordinary body of work produced by photographer Carleton Watkins . . . between 1858 and 1891 constitutes one of the longest and most productive careers in 19th century American photography. Clickers & Flickers"

"A monumental achievement in the pictorial historiography of 19th-century America, loaded with new images and data, this will be an indispensable resource for students of photography and U.S. history."--Library Journal


"Carleton Watkins: The Complete Mammoth Photographs is among the most important books ever devoted to the history of photography."--Jed Perl, The New Republic


"The rare piece of scholarship that takes a known figure and substantially alters our understanding of him. The result . . . is a revelation: A strong argument that Watkins is more than a familiar photographer, he was the first great all-American artist."--Tyler Green, Modern Art Notes

"An invaluable resource for anyone interested in U.S. photographic or landscape history."--Monteral Gazette


"A staunchly great book."--The Stranger


"A lavishly illustrated, meticulously edited, engagingly written, and comprehensively researched volume."--Choice
"This extraordinary body of work produced by photographer Carleton Watkins . . . between 1858 and 1891 constitutes one of the longest and most productive careers in 19th century American photography."--Clickers & Flickers

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