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The Resource Carleton Watkins : making the West American, Tyler Green

Carleton Watkins : making the West American, Tyler Green

Label
Carleton Watkins : making the West American
Title
Carleton Watkins
Title remainder
making the West American
Statement of responsibility
Tyler Green
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Carleton Watkins (1829-1916) is widely considered the greatest American photographer of the nineteenth century and arguably the most influential artist of his era. He is best known for his pictures of Yosemite Valley and the nearby Mariposa Grove of giant sequoias. Watkins made his first trip to Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Grove in 1861 just as the Civil War was beginning. His photographs of Yosemite were exhibited in New York for the first time in 1862, as news of the Union's disastrous defeat at Fredericksburg was landing in newspapers and while the Matthew Brady Studio's horrific photographs of Antietam were on view. Watkins's work tied the West to Northern cultural traditions and played a key role in pledging the once-wavering West to Union. Motivated by Watkins's pictures, Congress would pass legislation, later signed by Abraham Lincoln, that preserved Yosemite as the prototypical "national park," the first such act of landscape preservation in the world. Carleton Watkins: Making the West American includes the first history of the birth of the national park concept since pioneering environmental historian Hans Huth's landmark 1948 "Yosemite: The Story of an Idea." Watkins's photographs helped shape America's idea of the West, and helped make the West a full participant in the nation. His pictures of California, Oregon, and Nevada, as well as modern-day Washington, Utah, and Arizona, not only introduced entire landscapes to America but were important to the development of American business, finance, agriculture, government policy, and science. Watkins's clients, customers, and friends were a veritable "who's who" of America's Gilded Age, and his connections with notable figures such as Collis P. Huntington, John and Jessie Benton Frémont, Eadweard Muybridge, Frederick Billings, John Muir, Albert Bierstadt, and Asa Gray reveal how the Gilded Age helped make today's America." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
CU-S/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Green, Tyler
Dewey number
770.92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
TR140.W376
LC item number
G74 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Watkins, Carleton E
  • Watkins, Carleton E
  • Landscape photographers
  • Landscape photographers
  • United States, West
Label
Carleton Watkins : making the West American, Tyler Green
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 469-538) 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
Sunrise in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains -- Arriving in California -- Creating western culture at Black Point -- Secession or union? -- To Yosemite in wartime -- Sharing Yosemite -- Exhibiting Yosemite in wartime -- Expanding the western landscape -- The birth of the nature park idea -- Assisting American science -- To Oregon (for industry) -- Volcanic landscapes -- Basking in achievement, building a business -- Celebrating Gilded Age wealth -- Taking Shasta, discovering glaciers -- The boom years -- San Francisco's borasca -- The comeback -- Creating semi-tropical California -- Showing California its history -- Enter William H. Lawrence -- Re-building a business -- Mapping from the mountaintops -- Becoming agricultural -- Traveling the west (again) -- The new industrial agriculture near Bakersfield, California -- The last great picture -- The long, slow end
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 574 pages
Isbn
9780520287983
Lccn
2017058334
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1019843481
  • (OCoLC)on1019843481
Label
Carleton Watkins : making the West American, Tyler Green
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 469-538) 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
Sunrise in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains -- Arriving in California -- Creating western culture at Black Point -- Secession or union? -- To Yosemite in wartime -- Sharing Yosemite -- Exhibiting Yosemite in wartime -- Expanding the western landscape -- The birth of the nature park idea -- Assisting American science -- To Oregon (for industry) -- Volcanic landscapes -- Basking in achievement, building a business -- Celebrating Gilded Age wealth -- Taking Shasta, discovering glaciers -- The boom years -- San Francisco's borasca -- The comeback -- Creating semi-tropical California -- Showing California its history -- Enter William H. Lawrence -- Re-building a business -- Mapping from the mountaintops -- Becoming agricultural -- Traveling the west (again) -- The new industrial agriculture near Bakersfield, California -- The last great picture -- The long, slow end
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 574 pages
Isbn
9780520287983
Lccn
2017058334
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1019843481
  • (OCoLC)on1019843481

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