The Lost Tribes of Tierra Del Fuego

Selknam, Yamana, Kawésqar


Author: Martin Gusinde,Christine Barthe,Dominique Legoupil

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500544464

Category: Photography

Page: 300

View: 1744

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.

The Yamana

The Life and Thought of the Water Nomads of Cape Horn


Author: Martin Gusinde

Publisher: N.A


Category: Yahgan Indians

Page: N.A

View: 6208


The New Aerial Photography


Author: Dronestegram,Ayperi Karabuda Ecer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500544723


Page: 288

View: 9120

The ultimate collection of drone photography from around the world, sourced from the world's leading drone photography website

Vivian Maier

A Photographer’s Life and Afterlife


Author: Pamela Bannos

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022647075X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 392

View: 9115

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

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500411070

Category: Photography

Page: 188

View: 8473

The newest title in Photofile, an accessible and affordable photography series


A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #27: Thanksgiving on Thursday


Author: Mary Pope Osborne,Natalie Pope Boyce

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0307975312

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 1303

The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system! Getting the facts behind the fiction has never looked better. Track the facts with Jack and Annie!! When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #27: Thanksgiving on Thursday, they had lots of questions. What was it like to sail on the Mayflower? Why did the Pilgrims choose Plymouth? How did they survive in their new home? What did they really eat at the first Thanksgiving? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts. Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures. And teachers can use Fact Trackers alongside their Magic Tree House fiction companions to meet common core text pairing needs. Did you know that there’s a Magic Tree House book for every kid? Magic Tree House: Adventures with Jack and Annie, perfect for readers who are just beginning chapter books Merlin Missions: More challenging adventures for the experienced reader Super Edition: A longer and more dangerous adventure Fact Trackers: Nonfiction companions to your favorite Magic Tree House adventures Have more fun with Jack and Annie at!

Drama and Power in a Hunting Society

The Selk'nam of Tierra Del Fuego


Author: Anne Chapman

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521238847

Category: Social Science

Page: 201

View: 4033

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.

Uttermost Part of the Earth

A History of Tierra Del Fuego and the Fuegians


Author: E. Lucas Bridges

Publisher: Duckworth Publishing

ISBN: 9780715639856

Category: Fuegians

Page: 558

View: 619

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.


Life in Color


Author: Martine D'Astier,Martine Ravache

Publisher: ABRAMS

ISBN: 9781419720918

Category: Photography

Page: 168

View: 1115

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.

Moebius Library: The Art of Edena


Author: Moebius

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 1630089001

Category: Art

Page: 176

View: 9179

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

Tree of Rivers: The Story of the Amazon


Author: John Hemming

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 0500771243

Category: Nature

Page: 368

View: 8583

“In his long career of exploration and scholarship, Hemming has become a powerful advocate for the Amazon.”—The New York Times, John Hemming Amazonia is one of the most magnificent habitats on earth. Containing the world’s largest river, with more water and a broader basin than any other, it hosts a great expanse of tropical rain forest, home to the planet’s most luxuriant biological diversity. The human beings who settled in the region 10,000 years ago learned to live well with its bounty of fish, game, and vegetation. It was not until 1500 that Europeans first saw the Amazon, and, unsurprisingly, the rain forest’s unique environment has attracted larger-than-life personalities through the centuries. John Hemming recalls the adventures and misadventures of intrepid explorers, fervent Jesuit ecclesiastics, and greedy rubber barons who enslaved thousands of Indians in the relentless quest for profit. He also tells of nineteenth-century botanists, fearless advocates for Indian rights, and the archaeologists and anthropologists who have uncovered the secrets of the Amazon’s earliest settlers. Hemming discusses the current threat to Amazonia as forests are destroyed to feed the world’s appetite for timber, beef, and soybeans, and he vividly describes the passionate struggles taking place in order to utilize, protect, and understand the Amazon.

Margiela. the Hermes Years


Author: Kaat Debo,Rebecca Arnold,Suzy Menkes

Publisher: Lannoo Publishers

ISBN: 9789401452366


Page: 272

View: 5732

Martin Margiela's pioneering and timeless designs made for the luxury house of Hermès between 1997 and 2003 are the stars of this book, highlighting this period in the iconic and enigmatic Belgian designer's career. The match between Hermès, the epitome of French luxury, and Maison Martin Margiela's deconstruction generated an earthquake in the fashion landscape that is still being felt to this day.0Innovations in tailoring, technique and materials, as well as a new vision of fashion with an emphasis on comfort, timelessness and tactility created clothing whose primary aim is to please the wearer, not to impress the viewer. An image of women was also introduced that was no longer obsessed with youth but left room for women of different ages, thus generating an alternative vision of beauty.00The first edition was published to accompany an exhibition in the Modemuseum Antwerp. The new edition, accompanying the exhibition in Paris, includes images from the Antwerp exhibition and new texts.00Exhibition: Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France (22.03.-02.09.2018).

Charles Freger Yokainoshima


Author: Charles Freger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500544594


Page: 256

View: 6437

A gorgeously photographed glimpse into the "island of monsters" the world of Japanese folk masks, characters, and costumes"

Wilder Mann

The Image of the Savage


Author: Charles Fréger

Publisher: Dewi Lewis Pub

ISBN: 9781907893230

Category: Photography

Page: 271

View: 2343

Each year, throughout Europe, from Scotland to Bulgaria, from Finland to Italy, from Portugal to Greece via France, Switzerland and Germany, people literally put themselves into the skin of the 'savage', in masquerades that stretch back centuries. By becoming a bear, a goat, a stag or a wild boar, a man of straw, a devil or a monster with jaws of steel, these people celebrate the cycle of life and of the seasons. Work on this project took photographer Charles Freger to eighteen European countries in search of the mythological figure of the Wild Man.

Naturalists in Paradise

Wallace, Bates and Spruce in the Amazon


Author: John Hemming

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500252109

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 8753

Alfred Russel Wallace, Henry Walter Bates and Richard Spruce were English naturalists who went to Amazonia 150 years ago. This book is the first to combine all three young mens experiences of the Amazon, drawing heavily on their own letters and books. All three explored an unknown river and had many thrilling adventures: violent attacks of malaria, fearful rapids, murder attempts, encounters with newly contacted indigenous peoples, shipwrecks, and many other hardships. In addition to their huge contributions to knowledge of the Amazonian environment, each is particularly famous for one discovery. Wallace is acknowledged as a co-discoverer, along with Charles Darwin, of the theory of evolution. Bates discovered protective mimicry among insects, a phenomenon named after him. Spruce transported the quinine-bearing Cinchona tree, the most important medicinal plant of the nineteenth century, to India, where it saved countless lives from malaria.


Natural History, Prehistory, and Ethnography at the Uttermost End of the Earth


Author: Colin McEwan,Luis A. Borrero,Alfredo Prieto

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400864763

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

View: 2560

Some fourteen to ten thousand years ago, as ice-caps shrank and glaciers retreated, the first bands of hunter-gatherers began to colonize the continental extremity of South America--"the uttermost end of the earth." Their arrival marked the culmination of humankind's epic journey to people the globe. Now they are extinct. This book tells their story. The book describes how these intrepid nomads confronted a hostile climate every bit as forbidding as ice-age Europe as they penetrated and settled the wilds of Fuego-Patagonia. Much later, sixteenth-century European voyagers encountered their descendants: the Aünikenk (southern Tehuelche), Selk'nam (Ona), Yámana (Yahgan), and Kawashekar (Alacaluf), living, as the Europeans saw it, in a state of savagery. The first contacts led to tales of a race of giants and, ever since, Patagonia has exerted a special hold on the European imagination. Tragically, by the mid-twentieth century, the last remnants of the indigenous way of life had disappeared for ever. The essays in this volume trace a largely unwritten history of human adaptation, survival, and eventual extinction. Accompanied by 110 striking photographs, they are published to accompany a major exhibition on Fuego-Patagonia at the Museum of Mankind, London. The contributors are Gillian Beer, Luis Alberto Borrero, Anne Chapman, Chalmers M. Clapperton, Andrew P. Currant, Jean-Paul Duviols, Mateo Martinic B., Robert D. McCulloch, Colin McEwan, Francisco Mena L., Alfredo Prieto, Jorge Rabassa, and Michael Taussig. Originally published in 1998. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Archaeological and Anthropological Perspectives on the Native Peoples of Pampa, Patagonia, and Tierra Del Fuego to the Nineteenth Century


Author: Claudia Briones,José Luis Lanata

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780897895842

Category: History

Page: 200

View: 677

When the regions of Pampa, Patagonia, and Tierra del Fuego were first described to the Spanish crown, they were presented as being empty of human inhabitants. In truth, the area--although indeed large with a low overall population density--supported a thriving foraging community. The research presented here testifies to the complex history of the Mapuche, Tehuelche, Rankuelche, and Fueguian peoples. Anthropological studies investigate biological and cultural population diversity, early archaeological records, and ethnographic details of kinship, religion, ritual, and language, revealing a more accurate record of the past.



Author: John Berger

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241292344

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 80

View: 9246

'Language is a body, a living creature ... and this creature's home is the inarticulate as well as the articulate'. John Berger's work has revolutionized the way we understand visual language. In this new book he writes about language itself, and how it relates to thought, art, song, storytelling and political discourse today. Also containing Berger's own drawings, notes, memories and reflections on everything from Albert Camus to global capitalism, Confabulations takes us to what is 'true, essential and urgent'.