edward s. curtis
on sale $9.99 (orig $19.99)
for over thirty years, photographer edward sheriff curtis (1868-1952) traveled the length and breadth of north america, seeking to record in words and images the traditional life of its vanishing indigenous inhabitants. like a man possessed, he strove to realize his life’s work, which culminated in the publication of his encyclopedia The north american indian. in the end, this monumental work comprised twenty textual volumes and twenty portfolios with over 2000 illustrations.
photographs by edward s. curtis. text by dr. hans christian adam.
published by: taschen, los angeles, 2004. 240 pp., 7 3/4″ x 9 1/2″.