Car­leton Watkins

Mak­ing the West Amer­i­can Tyler Green

The New York Review of Books - - Contents -

OC­TO­BER 2018

Draw­ing on fresh archival dis­cov­er­ies, Tyler Green re­veals how Car­leton Watkins, widely con­sid­ered the great­est Amer­i­can pho­tog­ra­pher of the nine­teenth cen­tury, didn’t just re­flect his time, but also acted as agent of in­flu­ence. This telling of Watkins’s story is rich with fas­ci­na­tion for any­one in­ter­ested in Amer­i­can his­tory; the West; and how art and artists im­pacted the devel­op­ment of Amer­i­can ideas, in­dus­try, land­scape, and politics.

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