Item #13513 Carleton Watkins; Making the West American [all images by Carlton Watkins (1829-1916). Tyler Green.

Carleton Watkins; Making the West American [all images by Carlton Watkins (1829-1916)

Oakland, CA: University of California Press, 2018. As new in As new dust-jacket First Edition. [9.25x6.5in]; xvii, 574 pp., 74 illustrations, one map, extensive notes, bibliography and index; Light beige cloth covers with gilt lettering on spine, all edges trimmed, headband; Pictorial dust jacket of View from Round Top, 1879 with white and mustard lettering on front and spine, reviews on back, inside dust jacket image of El Capitan, Yosemite, 1861; No condition issues, as new. Item #13513

Carleton Watkins (American, 1829-1916) was one of the most highly acclaimed of early western photographers. Watkins extensively photographed early San Francisco, Yosemite, Mendocino and the Sierra Nevada mining regions. His photographs of Yosemite helped influence Congress and President Lincoln in the preservation of Yosemite Valley. Watkins also made some of the earliest photographs of Southern California and the Pacific Northwest. Watkins' Pacific Railroad series documents construction of the transcontinental railroad from Sacramento to Utah (from This book is an extensive and well researched exploration of Carleton Watkins life and works. From the dust jacket, "... Tyler Green reviews how an artist didn't just reflect his time, but acted as an agent of influence.

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