Carleton Watkins[:] the art of perception[.] Douglas R. Nickel with an introduction by Maria Morris Hambourg. [San Francisco and New York]: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art -- Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, . 29x26.3 cm (large quarto), pp. [1-6] 7-228, 105 tritones and 20 duotones, 4 gatefolds, original green cloth, spine panel stamped in silver. First edition. A catalogue published on the occasion of the exhibition "Carleton Watkins: The Art of Perception," May 28 -- September 7, 1999, organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, in association with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, ands with special cooperation from the Huntington Library and Art Gallery, San Marino, California. In addition to the fully illustrated catalogue of the exhibition, the work includes "Carleton Watkins: An Introduction" by Maria Morris, pp. 8-17, "An Art of Perception" by Douglas R. Nickel, pp. 19-35, and "Notes on the Plates," "Selected References" and "Chronology" by Peter E. Palmquist," pp. 210-219. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#166955).
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