Print the Legend: Photography and the American West

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Yale University Press, 1. jan. 2002 - 402 strani

A compelling story of how the new medium of photography and the new American frontier came of age together--illustrated with scores of stunning images

This prize-winning book tells the intertwined stories of photography and the American West--a new medium and a new place that came of age together in the nineteenth century.

"Excellent . . . rewarding . . . a provocative look at the limits of photography as recorder of history--and its role in perpetuating myth."--Chris Vognar, Dallas Morning News

"A sophisticated and engaging exploration of photography and the West . . . A really handsome work."--James McWilliams, Austin Chronicle

"A wonderful book."--Vernon Peter, Sunday Oregonian

"A deliciously intelligent new book . . . so engrossing you can't stop reading."--Michael More, Albuquerque Journal

"Print the Legend belongs on that short shelf of essential books about the American West."--James P. Ronda, University of Tulsa


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This passionate and compassionate book is closer to historiography (how historians do their work) than to history. Sandweiss (American studies & history, Amherst Coll.; coeditor, The Oxford History of ... Celotno mnenje


Picture Stories Photography and the NineteenthCentury West
The Spirit Is Wanting Photography and the MexicanAmerican War
Of Instruction for Their Faithfulness Panoramas Indian Galleries and Western Daguerreotypes
A Panorama of the Country Government Enterprise Daguerreotypes and the Exploration of the Far West
The Attempt Has Not Met with Distinguished Success Early WetPlate Photography and Western Exploration
Westward the Course of Empire Photography and the Invention of an American Future
Mementoes of the Race Photography and the American Indian
Print the Legend Western Photography and the Illustrated Book
Pictures as History and Memory Photography and the Story of the Western Past
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Martha A. Sandweiss is professor of history and American studies at Amherst College.

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