The Lost Tribes of Tierra Del Fuego

Author: Martin Gusinde
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ISBN: 9780500544464
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The German missionary Martin Gusinde arrived in Tierra del Fuego in 1919. Although his initial mission was to convert the Indians among whom he lived, Gusinde in fact ended up doing the very opposite: he was to become one of the first Westerners to be initiated into the Indians sacred rites. Over the course of five years, he studied the Alakaluf, Yamana and Selknam peoples, travelling from the canals of Western Patagonia to the great island of Tierra del Fuego. Gradually, the missionary became an anthropologist. Gusindes isolation on this land at the end of the earth made his approach highly unique. Fascinated by what he saw, he took over a thousand photographs, all produced using a portable darkroom. The portraits he captured constitute a kind of genealogical and social tree. Unlike his contemporaries, Gusinde photographed mainly the body in extraordinary manifestations: feather-clad figures sporting high head-dresses made of bark, wrapped up in guanaco furs, or entirely covered with ritual paint Captured in a landscape battered by wind and rain or covered in snow, in the heart of a natural world that Darwin celebrated for its wild and rough aspects, and framed in poses codified by ritual, these Indians bear witness to a society on the wane. Magic, spirits, communion with nature and initiatory rites draw the outlines of a world in which appearances vie with reality. The exceptional circumstances of the photos creation coupled with the personality and engagement of their author make these images a unique testimonial.

Dronescapes

Author: Dronestegram
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ISBN: 9780500544723
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The ultimate collection of drone photography from around the world, sourced from the world's leading drone photography website

Vivian Maier

Author: Pamela Bannos
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022647075X
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Many know her as the reclusive Chicago nanny who wandered the city for decades, constantly snapping photographs, which were unseen until they were discovered in a seemingly abandoned storage locker. When the news broke that Maier had recently died and had no surviving relatives, Maier shot to stardom almost overnight. Bannos contrasts Maier's life has been created, mostly by the men who have profited from her work. Maier was extremely conscientious about how her work was developed, printed, and cropped, even though she also made a clear choice never to display it.

Found Photography

Author: Anne-Marie Garat
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ISBN: 9780500411070
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The newest title in Photofile, an accessible and affordable photography series

Drama and Power in a Hunting Society

Author: Anne Chapman
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521238847
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The Selk'nam people, now virtually extinct, are a classic example of hunting societies. The book is based on the author's field work among the last surviving 'pure' Selk'nam, as well as an exhaustive review of the previous literature.

Hain

Author: Anne Chapman
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ISBN: 9789871468065
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Uttermost Part of the Earth

Author: E. Lucas Bridges
Publisher: Duckworth Publishing
ISBN: 9780715639856
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The classic work on Tierra del Fuego that inspired Bruce Chatwin to write 'In Patagonia' is available again with the original photographs, endpapers and gate-fold maps.

Moebius Library The Art of Edena

Author: Moebius
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
ISBN: 1630089001
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A companion volume to the critically acclaimed and New York Times best-selling World of Edena graphic novel, Moebius Library: The Art of Edena collects four fantastic Edena-related short stories and a motherlode of Moebius illustrations. A celebration of the imagery and creative enthusiasm Moebius held for his Edena universe and his characters Stel and Atan, the short stories "Seeing Naples," "Another Planet," "The Repairmen," and "Dying to See Naples" are collected here, as Moebius explores his imagination with two of his favorite characters. Working closely with Moebius Production in France, Dark Horse presents the second volume in the Moebius Library series Out-of-print stories and hard to find images--collected in an affordable hardcover! Timeless science fiction stories and illustrations from a celebrated master! The second volume in Dark Horse's Moebius Library series! The perfect companion volume to Moebius's World of Edena graphic novel. "I consider [Moebius] more important than Doré."--Federico Fellini

Lartigue

Author: Martine D'Astier
Publisher: ABRAMS
ISBN: 9781419720918
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Jacques Henri Lartigue (1894-1986) was the best-known "amateur" in the history of photography, famously discovered by the art world and given an exhibi­tion at MoMA in New York when he was in his late sixties. He began by recording the pastimes and customs of his wealthy Parisian milieu, indulging his fascination with sports and aviation, and throughout his long life he was never without his camera. His friendships extended to the superstars of French culture, but he also made thousands of photographs of his family, wives, and lovers. His work was irresistibly warm and engaging. Although known for his black-and-white work, Lartigue loved color film, experimenting with the Autochrome process in the teens and twenties and embracing Ektachrome in the late 1940s. His color work, reproduced here for the first time, is astonishingly fresh: the French countryside, the women in his life, famous friends (Picasso, Fellini), and glimpses from his travels all come alive in this delightful book.