In Focus: Carleton E. Watkins: Photographs from the J. Paul Getty Museum

In Focus Carleton E Watkins Photographs from the J Paul Getty Museum The career of the American photographer Carleton E Watkins spanned than fifty years It is his giant photographs of Yosemite from the best general view that most effectively articulate his

  • Title: In Focus: Carleton E. Watkins: Photographs from the J. Paul Getty Museum
  • Author: Peter Palmquist Peter Palmquist
  • ISBN: 9780892363995
  • Page: 384
  • Format: Paperback
  • The career of the American photographer Carleton E Watkins 1829 1916 spanned than fifty years It is his giant photographs of Yosemite, from the best general view, that most effectively articulate his artistic vision The J Paul Getty Museum holds than fourteen hundred pictures by Watkins, making him the best represented nineteenth century photographer in tThe career of the American photographer Carleton E Watkins 1829 1916 spanned than fifty years It is his giant photographs of Yosemite, from the best general view, that most effectively articulate his artistic vision The J Paul Getty Museum holds than fourteen hundred pictures by Watkins, making him the best represented nineteenth century photographer in the collection In Focus Carleton Watkins features approximately fifty of these works, including mammoth plates, stereographs, albumen prints, and cabinet and boudoir cards The plates are accompanied by commentaries written by Peter E Palmquist, an independent scholar of the history of photography Mr Palmquist, along with David Featherstone, Tom Fels, Weston Naef, David Robertson, and Amy Rule, were participants in a 1996 colloquium on Watkins and his career An edited transcript of their discussion and a chronological overview of Watkins s life and art follow the plate section.

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    1. Watkins was the big Yosemite photographer back in the nineteenth century. Check out this book for high quality reproductions of his work, which is then put in context. There's also a great picture of the Columbia River. I'm really enjoying this In Focus series.

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