Eye on the West: Photography and the Contemporary West (Hardcover)

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The histories of the North American West and photography have been intertwined since photography reached America. From the middle of the 19th century, images of the West have continuously played a significant role in defining the ways the region is perceived not only within America but around the world. Eye on the West presents the work of seventeen contemporary photographers of the West, including David Plowden, Laura McPhee, Miguel Gandert, Karen Halverson, Toba Tucker, Richard Buswell, John Willis, David Ottenstein, Lauren Henkin, and Will Wilson. Beautiful reproductions of 34 photographs are accompanied by brief essays by George Miles and by the artists themselves, contributing to multiple conversations about how visual art continues to reflect and shape our understanding of Western American society, culture, and politics.

Distributed for the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

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The Beinecke Rare Books & Manuscripts Library, Yale University

About the Author

George Miles is the William Robertson Coe Curator of the Yale Collection of Western Americana at Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

Praise For…

“A beautiful book . . . [that] stands alone as an important project and work of art.”—Carol Peachee, New York Journal of Books

Product Details
ISBN: 9780300232851
ISBN-10: 0300232853
Publisher: Beinecke Rare Book Library
Publication Date: September 25th, 2018
Pages: 96
Language: English