Print the Legend: Photography and the American West
Martha A. Sandweiss (Author)
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DescriptionThis prize-winning book tells the intertwined stories of photography and the American West-a new medium and a new place that came of age together in the nineteenth century. "Excellent . . . rewarding . . . a provocative look at the limits of photography as recorder of history-and its role in perpetuating myth."-Chris Vognar, Dallas Morning News "A sophisticated and engaging exploration of photography and the West . . . A really handsome work."-James McWilliams, Austin Chronicle "A wonderful book."-Vernon Peter, Sunday Oregonian "A deliciously intelligent new book . . . so engrossing you can't stop reading."-Michael More, Albuquerque Journal "Print the Legend belongs on that short shelf of essential books about the American West."-James P. Ronda, University of Tulsa
Yale University Press
April 01, 2004
6.6 X 9.6 X 0.9 inches | 1.45 pounds
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About the Author
Martha A. Sandweiss is the author of numerous works on western American history and the history of photography, including Print the Legend: Photography and the American West, winner of the Organization of American Historians' Ray Allen Billington Award, and Laura Gilpin: An Enduring Grace.
"Print the Legend belongs on that short shelf of essential books about the American West."