Carleton Watkins: The Complete Mammoth Photographs (Hardcover)

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About the Author

Weston Naef, curator of photographs at the Getty Museum, joined the Getty in 1984, the year the Department of Photographs was formed. He is the author of numerous publications, including The Collection of Alfred Stieglitz: Fifty Pioneers in Modern Photography and The J. Paul Getty Museum Handbook of the Photographs Collection.

Praise For…

"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     


Product Details
ISBN: 9781606060056
ISBN-10: 1606060058
Publisher: J. Paul Getty Museum
Publication Date: November 15th, 2011
Pages: 608
Language: English