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The Resource Short nights of the Shadow Catcher : the epic life and immortal photographs of Edward Curtis, Timothy Egan

Short nights of the Shadow Catcher : the epic life and immortal photographs of Edward Curtis, Timothy Egan

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Short nights of the Shadow Catcher : the epic life and immortal photographs of Edward Curtis
Title
Short nights of the Shadow Catcher
Title remainder
the epic life and immortal photographs of Edward Curtis
Statement of responsibility
Timothy Egan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Edward Curtis was dashing, charismatic, a passionate mountaineer, a famous photographer--the Annie Liebowitz of his time. And he was thirty-two years old in 1900 when he gave it all up to pursue his great idea: He would try to capture on film the Native American nation before it disappeared. At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait, Egan's book tells the remarkable untold story behind Curtis's iconic photographs, following him throughout Indian country from desert to rainforest as he struggled to document the stories and rituals of more than eighty tribes. Even with the backing of Theodore Roosevelt and J.P. Morgan, it took tremendous perseverance--six years alone to convince the Hopi to allow him into their Snake Dance ceremony. The undertaking changed him profoundly, from detached observer to outraged advocate. He would die penniless and unknown in Hollywood just a few years after publishing the last of his twenty volumes. But the charming rogue with the grade-school education had fulfilled his promise--his great adventure succeeded in creating one of America's most stunning cultural achievements. "--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Egan, Timothy
Dewey number
770.92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TR140.C82
LC item number
E43 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Curtis, Edward S
  • Photographers
  • Indians of North America
  • HISTORY / United States / General
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Adventurers & Explorers
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Artists, Architects, Photographers
  • HISTORY / Native American
  • Indians of North America
  • Documentary photography
  • Indians of North America
  • Documentary photography
Label
Short nights of the Shadow Catcher : the epic life and immortal photographs of Edward Curtis, Timothy Egan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm666239978
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
370 pages
Isbn
9780618969029
Lccn
2012022390
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)666239978
  • (Sirsi) a1142399
Label
Short nights of the Shadow Catcher : the epic life and immortal photographs of Edward Curtis, Timothy Egan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm666239978
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
370 pages
Isbn
9780618969029
Lccn
2012022390
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)666239978
  • (Sirsi) a1142399

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