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William Henry Jackson and the Transformation of the American Landscape 
 
  
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Hardcover 
355 pages 
Temple Univ Press 
Published 1988 
  
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The author of Silver Cities (Temple Univ. Pr., 1984), a study of urbanization, has produced this well-researched and provocative examination of a photographer who engendered the "twin myths of the radical individual and the free landscape." Chronological chapters explore many phaseshis early influences, his survey and exploration assignments, his commercial photography, his painting career. Jackson's work made him a "powerful progenitor of the changes in the American conception of the West and of landscape in general." Includes a chronology of his life and work and an excellent bibliographical essay. An excellent look at his work in the broader context of the changing American landscape. Kathleen Collins, Library of Congress 
  
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.  
  
 
  
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An examination of the work of "the world's most famous landscape photographer"  
  
 
  
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Acclaimed in the nineteenth century as "the world's most famous landscape photographer," William Henry Jackson and his camera presided over the mapping, bounding, and settling of the American West and the larger American landscape. In this lavishly illustrated study, Peter B. Hales investigates the conversion of America's landscape from myth to scenery and Jackson's effect on this cultural transformation.  
  
 
  
In this book Peter B. Hales examines the ways Americans viewed their land, and the ways they acted on their beliefs. A study of how an individual affects and was affected by his culture, this is an engrossing story of the contradictions of American culture, the myths that encompass it and give it meaning, and their transformation over a century.  
  
 
  
William Henry Jackson himself is rich material for an authoritative study. Not simply a chronicler, he immersed himself and his photographs in the processes of change that swept America from the 1840s until the 1940s. Official photographer to the Hayden Survey of the American West, early explorer of Yellowstone, and celebrant of the Colorado Rockies, Jackson was instrumental in the mass-marketing of landscape photography at the beginning of the twentieth century. Retired in the 1920s, he was rediscovered by the American Scene enthusiasts of the thirties, and found another career as painter of nostalgic images of America's Golden Age of frontier freedom.  
  
 
  
Illustrated with nearly two hundred reproductions of Jackson's photographs, this work makes major contributions to our understanding of photography, of the American land, and of American culture in its broadest, richest sense.
 
  
 
  

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William Henry Jackson and the Transformation of the American Landscape 
  
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William Henry Jackson and the Transformation of the American Landscape 
  
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William Henry Jackson: An Annotated Bibliography {1862 to 1995} 
  
Thomas H. Harrell (Compiler)
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The Birth of a Century: Early Color Photographs of America 
  
Jim Hughes; & William Henry Jackson (Photographer)
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William Henry Jackson; John Fielder; & Ed Marston
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William Henry Jackson's The Pioneer Photographer 
  
William Henry Jackson (Photographer); Howard R. Driggs (Collaborator); & Bob Blair (Editor)
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Third Views, Second Sights. A Rephotographic Survey of the American West 
  
Mark Klett
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William Henry Jackson: Framing the Frontier 
  
Douglas Waitley; William H. Jackson (Photographer); & Gwen McKenna (Editor)
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William Henry Jackson: Framing the Frontier 
  
Douglas Waitley; Gwen McKenna; & William H. Jackson
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