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Sandweiss, Martha A.

Overview
Works: 31 works in 130 publications in 2 languages and 10,298 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Case studies  Exhibition, pictorial works  Pictorial works  Bibliography‡vExhibition catalogs  Records and correspondence  Aerial photographs  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Editor, Secretary, Other, Author of introduction, Redactor
Classifications: F591, 978
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Martha A Sandweiss
 
Most widely held works by Martha A Sandweiss
The Oxford history of the American West( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 2,540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book brings together the work of twenty-eight leading western historians who explore this area from a dazzling number of perspectives. They provide insightful portraits of the West as a distinctive place of many peoples and of many terrains. The authors provide important insights about many long-standing controversies, and they offer not only the fruits of the latest thinking about the West, but also a vivid sense of how people actually lived.--[book jacket]
Passing strange : a Gilded Age tale of love and deception across the color line by Martha A Sandweiss( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 1,363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clarence King is a hero of nineteenth-century western history. Brilliant scientist and witty conversationalist, bestselling author and architect of the great surveys that mapped the West after the Civil War, King hid a secret from his Gilded Age cohorts and prominent Newport family: for thirteen years he lived a double life--as the celebrated white Clarence King and as a black Pullman porter and steelworker. Unable to marry the black woman he loved, the fair-haired, blue-eyed King passed as a Negro, revealing his secret to his wife Ada only on his deathbed. Historian Martha Sandweiss is the first writer to uncover the life that King tried so hard to conceal. She reveals the complexity of a man who, while publicly espousing a personal dream of a uniquely American amalgam of white and black, hid his love for his wife and their five biracial children.--From publisher description
Photography in nineteenth-century America by Amon Carter Museum of Western Art( Book )

11 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse: Contributions de Barbara MacAndless, Keith F. Davis, Peter Bacon Hales, Sarah Greenhough
Print the legend : photography and the American West by Martha A Sandweiss( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Resurrecting scores of little-known images of the nineteenth-century American West, Print the Legend offers engaging tales of ambitious photographic adventurers, missing photographs, and misinterpreted images. Chronicling both the history of a place and the history of a medium, this book tells the story of how Americans first came to understand western photographs and, consequently, to envision their expanding nation."--Jacket
Laura Gilpin : an enduring grace by Martha A Sandweiss( Book )

9 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perpetual mirage : photographic narratives of the desert West by May Castleberry( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The catalogue for an unprecedented exhibition opening in June 1996 at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Perpetual Mirage is the first fully illustrated history of the desert West and the first full-scale study of one of the most distinctive American publishing traditions - the photographic book. Since the mid-19th century, photographs of the American Southwest - its towering mountains, majestic canyons, and unusual wildlife - have been presented to the public primarily in books. These photographic books enabled the images to speak directly to the viewer. In the hands of the early photographic pioneers, the photograph functioned as a tool of scientific exploration, promoted commercial (and political) development of the West, and educated and thrilled people who would never visit the exotic and remote sites captured by the camera. In later years, the masterful photographs of artists such as Ansel Adams contributed to the definition of photography as an independent artistic medium. Even more important, these landscape photographers helped raise public consciousness about the region's fragility and its essential role in a vital, interlocking ecosystem. The photographic legacy of the American Southwest includes the magnificent survey albums of the mid-19th century, through which most Americans first saw the region's exotic plants, ancient cliff dwellings, and natural wonders; turn-of-the-century ethnographic reports, most notably, The North American Indian project of Edward S. Curtis; illustrated travel guides such as those by Edward Weston; books by Ansel Adams and Eliot Porter, which marshaled the environmental movement; and the photo-text documents of Dorothea Lange
Masterworks of American photography : the Amon Carter Museum collection by Amon Carter Museum of Western Art( Book )

12 editions published in 1982 in 3 languages and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Denizens of the desert : a tale in word and picture of life among the Navaho Indians by Elizabeth W Forster( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carlotta Corpron, designer with light by Carlotta Corpron( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Language as object : Emily Dickinson and contemporary art( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of contemporary art inspired by Emily Dickinson
Passing strange : a Gilded Age tale of love and deception across the color line by Martha A Sandweiss( Recording )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clarence King is a hero of nineteenth-century western history. Brilliant scientist and witty conversationalist, bestselling author and architect of the great surveys that mapped the West after the Civil War, King was named by John Hay "the best and brightest of his generation." But King hid a secret from his Gilded Age cohorts and prominent family in Newport: for thirteen years he lived a double life-as the celebrated white explorer, geologist, and writer Clarence King and as a black Pullman porter and steelworker named James Todd. The fair, blue-eyed son of a wealthy China trader passed across the color line, revealing his secret to his black common-law wife, Ada King, only on his deathbed. Martha A. Sandweiss, a noted historian of the American West, is the first writer to uncover the life that King tried so hard to conceal from the public eye. She reveals the complexity of a man who while publicly espousing a personal dream of a uniquely American "race," an amalgam of white and black, hid his love for his wife and their five biracial children. Passing Strange tells the dramatic tale of a family built along the fault lines of celebrity, class, and race-from the "Todd's" wedding in 1888 to the 1964 death of Ada, one of the last surviving Americans born into slavery, and finally to the legacy inherited by Clarence King's granddaughter, who married a white man and adopted a white child in order to spare her family the legacies of racism. A remarkable feat of research and reporting spanning the Civil War to the civil rights era, Passing Strange tells a uniquely American story of self-invention, love, deception, and race
Historic Texas : a photographic portrait( Book )

2 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A diverse array of more than 350 photographs comprises this elegant visual record of life in Texas from early 1850s to 1980
Recycled realities by John Willis( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary Texas : a photographic portrait( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To delight the eye : original photographic book illustrations of the American West : DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University, 10 November 1994-20 January 1995 by David Margolis( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Catalogue of a show of books illustrated with original photographs in the library collection. 1 book is photomechanical #27, Schmidt, Carl E.A western trip. For private circulation only, 1904, includes 12 mounted photochromes. 32 half-tone plates + 1 mounted half-tone on cover. Illustrations of pages from 27 books in the exhibition."--Hanson Collection catalog
Laura Gilpin (1891-1979) : photographer of the American Southwest by Martha A Sandweiss( )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laura Gilpin : an enduring grace( Visual )

2 editions published between 1986 and 2001 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses historic film footage, home movies, interviews, and photographs to document the life and work of Laura Gilpin
Defining eye : women photographers of the 20th century : selections from the Helen Kornblum collection by Olivia Lahs-Gonzales( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Garnett, aerial photographs by William Garnett( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographing in high places : Mount McKinley and Mount Saint Elias by Bradford Washburn( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Oxford history of the American West
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Passing strange : a Gilded Age tale of love and deception across the color linePhotography in nineteenth-century AmericaPrint the legend : photography and the American WestPerpetual mirage : photographic narratives of the desert WestLanguage as object : Emily Dickinson and contemporary artPassing strange : a Gilded Age tale of love and deception across the color lineRecycled realitiesDefining eye : women photographers of the 20th century : selections from the Helen Kornblum collectionWilliam Garnett, aerial photographs