Les Indiens D'amerique Du NordSold by Musée des Confluences Sale Event
On the trail of the Sioux
DescriptionAt the turn of the 20th century, the American photographer Edward Sheriff Curtis (1868-1952) embarked on the project that would occupy him for thirty years, to compose a masterly study of the North American Indians. His ambitious approach, both from an artistic and scientific point of view, allowed him to record in words and images the traces of the traditional way of life of the Indians, already on the verge of extinction.
Devoting himself entirely to this enterprise, Curtis went to meet 80 American Indian tribes, from the Mexican border to the Behring Strait, gaining their trust through his patience and sensitivity. His work was published in 20 volumes between 1907 and 1930 under the title The North American Indian, but with a limited print run of 272 copies, originals soon became very rare.
This book brings together Curtis's entire Native American portfolio in one publication, offering renewed access to this extraordinary undertaking, a valuable historical document and triumph of the photographic form.
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Collection : Bibliotheca Universalis
Presentation : Hardback
Weight : 1330g
- 14,0 cm × 20,0 cm × 1,4 cm
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