May Castleberry

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Perpetual Mirage: Photographic Narratives of the Desert West
by May Castleberry
Publisher's Description
Many people's first impressions of the American West have been formed by photographs. Towering mountains, majestic canyons, unusual wildlife--all of these images have contributed to the visual culture of the West. This book traces the history of the development of Western photography, and examines one of the most distinctive American publishing traditions--the photographic book. With images taken from survey albums from the 19th century, work by Edward S. Curtis, Edward Weston, Dorothea Lange, Ansel Adams, and Eliot Porter, this is a visually stunning and historically stimulating book.
ISBN: 0810968207
Publisher: Whitney Museum of Art
Hardcover : 240 pages
Language: English
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