Fiske the cloudchaser. Twelve Yosemite photographs by George Fiske (1837-1918). With brief essay by Thomas Curran. Oakland: The Oakland Museum & The Yosemite Natural History Association, 1981. 32 cm, pp. [1-4] (not paginated) 12 photographs, in printed paper portfolio. 1000 copies printed. A short essay on the importance of Fiske's photographs and a brief account of his life. "Departing from the objectivity of earlier colleagues, Fiske photographed Yosemite in a highly personal, expressive style, making photographs of the Valley not as a dispassionate observer, but as one deeply and emotionally involved with his subject. His approach to photography of the landscape is important to us not only because it resulted in many of the finest photographs ever made in Yosemite, but because his work indicates an important shift in the attitude of Americans toward the wilderness. In this, Fiske's accomplishments are analogous to those of his friend, John Muir" (Curran, page ). The publication of the portfolio coincided with the exhibition, "Fiske the Cloudchaser," in the History Special Gallery of The Oakland Museum, October 21, 1981 through January 3, 1982. Portfolio edges sunned, leaflet and photographs are fine. (#139001).