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Carleton Watkins in Yosemite

Weston J. Naef

Carleton Watkins in Yosemite

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Published by J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Watkins, Carleton E., -- 1829-1916 -- Exhibitions,
  • J. Paul Getty Museum -- Photograph collections -- Exhibitions,
  • Landscape photography -- California -- Yosemite Valley -- Exhibitions,
  • Photographers -- West (U.S.) -- Biography -- Exhibitions,
  • Yosemite Valley (Calif.) -- Pictorial works -- Exhibitions

  • Edition Notes

    Accompanies Dialogue among giants, the J. Paul Getty Museum, October 14, 2008, to March 1, 2009.

    StatementWeston Naef.
    GenreExhibitions., Biography, Pictorial works
    ContributionsJ. Paul Getty Museum.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTR660.5 .N34 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16842830M
    ISBN 109780892369454
    LC Control Number2008020040

      Carleton Watkins in Yosemite In a virtually unreadable book on the discovery of the California territory called “Yosemite,” the first owner of a tourist establishment in what became a national park, James M. Hutchings () gave an account of the discovery of a valley that belonged the native Americans. Carleton Watkins (–) foi um fotógrafo americano do século XIX. Nascido em Nova York, mudou-se para a Califórnia e rapidamente se interessou por se concentrou principalmente na fotografia de paisagens, tendo o vale de Yosemite como um de seus temas favoritos. Suas fotografias do vale influenciaram significativamente a decisão do Congresso dos Estados Unidos de.   "[a] fascinating and indispensable book."—Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times Best Books of —The Guardian Gold Medal for Contribution to Publishing, California Book Awards Carleton Watkins (–) is widely considered the greatest American photographer of the nineteenth century and arguably the most influential artist of his era.


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Carleton Watkins in Yosemite by Weston J. Naef Download PDF EPUB FB2

Gold Medal for Contribution to Publishing, California Book Awards Carleton Watkins (–) 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. Carleton Watkins (American, ) was one of the most highly acclaimed of early western photographers, yet Watkins's work has never been fully cataloged.

No complete listings of his "Old Series" stereoviews, published beforeare known. This site brings together complete collections of Watkins's photographs. Carleton E. Watkins, in full Carleton Emmons Watkins or Carleton Eugene Watkins, (born Nov.

11,Oneonta, N.Y., U.S.—died JImola, Calif.), American photographer best known for his artistic documentation of the landscape of the American also produced images of industrial sites in that region. (For further information regarding his name, see the Researcher’s Note.).

Carleton Watkins was a pioneer rather than great photographer who chose his viewpoints well and one can only wonder at his tenacity carrying a ton of equipment and mammoth plates.

The book is decent sized but slim and is well produced with the photos looking good in warm tone. A useful introductory essay and early map of the valley completer Cited by: 1.

Gold Medal for Contribution to Publishing, California Book Awards Carleton Watkins (–) 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/5(11). InMount Watkins in Yosemite was named after Carleton Watkins. During the financial crisis of Watkins declared bankruptcy and lost his San Francisco studio and his negatives to a : Bruce Hathaway.

Carleton Watkins in Yosemite book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. All the grandeur of the American West in the mid-nineteenth c /5. InCarleton Watkins, aged fifty, married Frances Sneade, age twenty-two.

4 At right is an inscription from a book of Christmas poems Carleton gave to Frances in By the mid's Watkins deteriorating eyesight and other health problems impacted his ability to work. Carleton Watkins in Yosemite book   Carleton Watkins, "Agassiz Rock and the Yosemite Falls,"photograph J.

Paul Getty Museum An unlikely connection Watkins engaged a sizable network of major players, especially in. The Yosemite Valley cut through by the Merced River in Yosemite Park. Photo: Carleton Watkins, Getty Images. Green’s study of Watkins is full of drama, not least because Watkins’ creation of mammoth photographs in situ involved lugging an immense camera and enormous glass plates with a team of mules into the wilderness and developing.

Get this from a library. Carleton Watkins in Yosemite. [Weston J Naef; J. Paul Getty Museum.] -- "Carleton E. Watkins (), one of America's greatest pioneers of photography, produced almost seven hundred photographs in and around Yosemite Valley, California, beginning in and so.

Carleton Watkins's photographs influenced the decision to protect Yosemite in perpetuity. His champions equate him with Cézanne, but his environmental legacy is arguably even greaterAuthor: Leo Hickman.

Carleton Watkins, Lower Yosemite Fall, – “About one half mile from Hutchings [Hotel] we climbed up a pile of fallen rocks for several hundred feet, and then followed a trail on a ledge in the face of the precipice some six hundred feet high.

Abraham Lincoln’s law to preserve California’s Yosemite Valley may have helped create the National Park Service but it was Carleton Watkins’ striking images that inspired the president.

Watkins made his first trip to Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Grove in just as Carleton Watkins (–) is widely considered the greatest American photographer of the nineteenth century and arguably the most influential artist of his era/5.

Carleton Watkins in Yosemite. By Weston Naef. For Carleton E. Watkins to create his massive photographs of Yosemite Valley, he traveled, most likely, from San Francisco to Stockton by boat; from Modesto to Bear Valley and Mariposa by wagon; and on to a guest house at the edge of Mariposa Grove by day-long horseback ride.

Book: Carleton Watkins (In Focus) by Carleton E. Watkins, J. Paul Getty Museum Credits: The above collection of early Watkins Yosemite landscape photographs is from the Library of Congress Exhibit "The Evolution of the Conservation Movement, " as part of its American Memory Project.

Mainly thanks to the destruction of Watkins’s records—along with nearly everything else in San Francisco—wrought by the massive earthquake ofTyler Green’s new book Carleton Watkins: Making the West American is not a biography.

Although Watkins’s life, like that of many commercially successful nineteenth-century photographers, is a rags-to-riches-back-to-rags story (it’s.

Carleton E. Watkins (U.S.A., ), "Section of the Grizzly Giant, 33 ft. diameter," 66, from the album Photographs of the Yosemite Valley. Albumen print. Cantor Arts Center at. Gold Medal for Contribution to Publishing, California Book Awards Carleton Watkins (–) 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 : University of California Press. When unknown photographer Carleton E. Watkins first captured the majesty of Yosemite Park inlittle did he know that those images would.

WHITNEY, J.D. (WATKINS, Carleton E.; HARRIS, William, photographers). The Yosemite Book. A Description of the Yosemite Valley and the Adjacent Region of the Sierra Nevada, and of the Big Trees of California.

New York: Julius Bien, Folio (/2 by /2 inches), original three-quarter brown morocco gilt, raised bands, all edges gilt. Carleton Watkins (–) is widely considered the greatest American photographer of the nineteenth century and arguably the most influential artist of his era.

Best known for his pictures of Yosemite Valley and the nearby Mariposa Grove of giant sequoias, Watkins made his first trip there in just as the Civil War was beginning. Gold Medal for Contribution to Publishing, California Book Awards Carleton Watkins (–) 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. Carleton Watkins: The Stanford Albums presents over images from three of Watkins\'s albums--Photographs of the Yosemite Valley ( and ), Photographs of the Pacific Coast (), and Photographs of the Columbia River and Oregon ( and )--from the Stanford University Libraries Special Collections.

Josiah Dwight Whitney, Jr. ( - ) The Yosemite Book: A Description of the Yosemite Valley and the Adjacent Region of the Sierra Nevada, and of the Big Trees of California, illustrated by maps and photographs.

were made and tipped-in by hand. All but four of the photographs were by landscape photographer Carleton E. Watkins File Size: 3MB. Carleton Watkins () is widely considered the greatest American photographer of the nineteenth century and arguably the most influential artist of his era.

Best known for his pictures of Yosemite Valley and the nearby Mariposa Grove of giant sequoias, Watkins made his first trip there in just as the Civil War was beginning. Exhibited in New York for the first time inas news 5/5(1).

Carleton Watkins: Making the West American, a book by author Tyler Green, tells the story of Watkins’s influence on California, the West, photography, and art. Watkins is best known, writs Green, for pictures of the Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove made just as the Civil War was beginning in.

CARLETON WATKINS. Carleton Watkins. Carleton Watkins traveled west in the ’s in search of gold. Instead of finding gold, however, he became known for his photographs of Yosemite, the Big Trees, and other natural wonders, mainly in visited the Valley and Big Trees areas seven times, the first trip being in Carleton Watkins had the ability to photograph a subject from the viewpoint that allowed the most information to be revealed about its contents.

In this image, he captured what he considered the best features of Yosemite Valley: Bridalveil Falls, Cathedral Rock, Half Dome, and El : Carleton Watkins (American, ).

Watkins photographs in Josiah Whitney, The Yosemite Book () Carleton Watkins: The Art of Perception National Gallery of Art. Includes a timeline. Mammoth Plate Photographs of Yosemite Valley, – and Stereo Views of the West, Narození: listopaduOneonta.

Special Collections holds a significant set of materials by or relating to Carleton Watkins, noted 19th century Western photographer. Especially noteworthy are three albums of mammoth albumen prints, Photographs of the Pacific Coast, Photographs of the Yosemite Valley, and Photographs of Columbia River and Oregon.

These albums and the related materials reveal the aspirations of Watkins, his. Carleton Watkins' mammoth role in Yosemite Valley Grant Act At $40, this figures to be the art book bargain of the year. Carleton Watkins: The Stanford Albums: Photographs.

Through Aug. Carleton Watkins: Making the West American (University of California Press, ) is the first-ever biography of Watkins, as well as the first new history of the birth of the national park concept since The Huntington owns more than 1, Watkins photographs.

27 Feb - Photography by Carleton E. Watkins. See more ideas about Carleton watkins, Photography and Yosemite valley pins. How an Obscure Photographer Saved Yosemite Carleton Watkins in Yosemite Buy a photography curator and co-author of a book about Watkins, described him as “probably the greatest American.

The extraordinary body of work produced by photographer Carleton Watkins (–) between and constitutes one of the longest and most productive careers in nineteenth-century American photography.

Nearly thirteen hundred “mammoth” (18 x 22 inch) glass-plate negatives were produced, the majority of which exist in only one surviving s: 1. Carleton Watkins - likes. This site is dedicated to the photography of Carleton Watkins. It is our goal is to create a community for those who are interested in discovering.

Carleton Watkins:Making the West Americanincludes the first history of the birth of the national park concept since pioneering environmental historian Hans Huth's landmark "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. New Book Celebrates Carleton Watkins’ Breathtaking Photographs of Yosemite Valley LOS ANGELES—All the grandeur of the American West in the mid-nineteenth century is reflected in the “mammoth,” or large format, photographs made by Carleton Watkins in and around Yosemite Valley, California, between and about Carleton Watkins in.

Watkins’ introduction to photography remains obscure, but by the early s, he had established his own photographic studio in San Francisco. He soon won international acclaim for his images of the Yosemite Valley. Watkins remained an active photographer until the San Francisco earthquake of destroyed his studio and his negatives.As the valley became the new travel destination, it also brought in many artists, including Carleton Watkins.

Watkins worked with a mammoth-plate camera and 18"x22" glass plates, using the wet-collodion technique to create rich, detailed images.Carleton Watkins (–) is considered by many to be the greatest American photographer of the nineteenth century.

During his career of some fifty years, Watkins traveled the western United States, making thousands of remarkable, historically important images. From breathtaking pictures of Yosemite, the Pacific Coast, and the scenery along the Columbia River to photographs of [ ].