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The Resource Short nights of the Shadow Catcher : the epic life and immortal photographs of Edward Curtis, Timothy Egan

Short nights of the Shadow Catcher : the epic life and immortal photographs of Edward Curtis, Timothy Egan

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Short nights of the Shadow Catcher : the epic life and immortal photographs of Edward Curtis
Title
Short nights of the Shadow Catcher
Title remainder
the epic life and immortal photographs of Edward Curtis
Statement of responsibility
Timothy Egan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Edward Curtis was dashing, charismatic, a passionate mountaineer, a famous photographer--and in 1900 he was thirty-two years old when he gave all that up to pursue his great idea: he would try to capture on film the Native American nation before it disappeared. Egan tells the story behind Curtis's iconic photographs, following him throughout Indian country, from desert to rainforest, as he struggled to document the stories and rituals of more than eighty tribes. This took tremendous perseverance, even with the backing of Theodore Roosevelt and J.P. Morgan; and the undertaking changed Curtis profoundly, turning him into an outraged advocate of Native American tribes. He would die penniless and unknown in Hollywood just a few years after publishing the last of his twenty volumes. But he had fulfilled his promise: his great adventure created one of America's most stunning cultural achievements.
Summary
Recounts the pioneering photographer's life-risking effort to document the disappearing North American Indian nation, offering insight into the danger and resolve behind his venture, his elevation to an impassioned advocate, and the posthumous discovery of his achievements
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2013
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2012.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2012.
  • Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Non-Fiction, 2013.
Assigning source
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10145312
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
770.92
Illustrations
  • portraits
  • photographs
Index
index present
LC call number
TR140.C82
LC item number
E43 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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Target audience
adult
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the epic life and immortal photographs of Edward Curtis
Label
Short nights of the Shadow Catcher : the epic life and immortal photographs of Edward Curtis, Timothy Egan
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [331]-350) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Custer conundrum
  • Most remarkable man
  • On the river of the west
  • New art forms
  • Moving pictures
  • Lost days
  • Second wind
  • Longest days
  • Fight to the finish
  • Twilight
  • First picture
  • Epilogue: revival
  • Encounter on a volcano
  • Big idea
  • Indian Napolean
  • With the president
  • In the den of the titan
  • Anglos in Indian country
  • Artist and his audience
Control code
19784800
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
370 pages
Isbn
9780618969029
Lccn
2012022390
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
photographs, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn666239978
  • (OCoLC)666239978
Label
Short nights of the Shadow Catcher : the epic life and immortal photographs of Edward Curtis, Timothy Egan
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [331]-350) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Custer conundrum
  • Most remarkable man
  • On the river of the west
  • New art forms
  • Moving pictures
  • Lost days
  • Second wind
  • Longest days
  • Fight to the finish
  • Twilight
  • First picture
  • Epilogue: revival
  • Encounter on a volcano
  • Big idea
  • Indian Napolean
  • With the president
  • In the den of the titan
  • Anglos in Indian country
  • Artist and his audience
Control code
19784800
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
370 pages
Isbn
9780618969029
Lccn
2012022390
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
photographs, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn666239978
  • (OCoLC)666239978

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