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Perpetual Mirage: Photographic Narratives of the Desert West
The catalogue for an unprecedented exhibition opening in June 1996 at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, Perpetual Mirage is the first full-scale illustrated history of the desert West and the first in-depth study of one of the most distinctive American publishing traditions--the photographic book. Over 100 full-color, duotone, and tritone reproductions are in...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published July 1st 1996 by ABRAMS
(first published June 1996)
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This is the catalog of a 1996 exhibition at the Whitney: "Photographic Narratives of the Desert West." The catalog has well-reproduced photos from the mid-19th century up to the turn of the 20th, mostly from the "Great Surveys" by Clarence King, Lt. Wheeler and John Wesley Powell, with works by such pioneer landscape photographers as William Henry Jackson, John Hillers, and Timothy O'Sullivan. There are a few samples of the works of early 20th century photographers like Edward Weston, Dorothea L...more