William Henry Jackson and the Transformation of the American Landscape
Place Published: Philadelphia
Publisher: Temple University Press
Date Published: 1988
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 40933
355pp. Oblong quarto [22 cm x 28.5 cm] Black cloth over boards with a gilt stamped title on the spine. Near fine, with minimal edge wear to the spine and covers. The dust jacket is in near fine condition as well.
Illustrated with almost 200 reproductions of Jackson's photographs. "William Henry Jackson... is rich material for an authoritative study. Not simply a chronicler, he immersed himself and his photographs in the processes of change that swept America from the 1840s until the 1940s. Official photographer to the Hayden Survey of the American West, early explorer of Yellowstone, and celebrant of the Colorado Rockies, Jackson served as official photographer of the World's Columbian Exposition, traveled at the cutting edge of American imperialism in the years just before the Spanish-American War, and was instrumental in the mass-marketing of landscape photography at the beginning of the twentieth century."