Bibliography and Sources Cited

Selected monographic works, exhibition catalogs, collections of essays. The following titles are all available in the Stanford Libraries. Call numbers and locations may be found in SearchWorks.

Braddock, Alan C, and Christoph Irmscher. A Keener Perception: Ecocritical Studies in American Art History. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2009. Incudes: “They might be giants: Galen Clark, Carleton Watkins, and the big tree” / Elizabeth Hutchinson.

Giblett, Rodney J, and Juha P. Tolonen. Photography and Landscape. Bristol, UK: Gardners Books, 2012.

Green, Tyler. Carleton Watkins: Making the West American. Oakland, California : University of California Pres, 2018.

Fels, Thomas W. Carleton Watkins: Western Landscape and the Classical Vision. Malibu, Calif.: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1990.

Naef, Weston J, and James N. Wood. Era of Exploration: The Rise of Landscape Photography in the American West, 1860-1885. Buffalo: Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1975.

Naef, Weston J. and Christine Hult-Lewis. Carleton Watkins: The Complete Mammoth Photographs. Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2011.

Nelson, Michael P, and J B. Callicott. The Wilderness Debate Rages on: Continuing the Great New Wilderness Debate. Athens, Ga: University of Georgia Press, 2008. Includes: "Imagining Nature and Erasing Class and Race: Carleton Watkins, John Muir, and the Construction of Wilderness" / Kevin DeLuca and Anne Demo.

Nickel, Douglas R, Carleton E. Watkins, and Maria M. Hambourg. Carleton Watkins: The Art of Perception. San Francisco, Calif: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1999.

Palmquist, Peter E. Carleton E. Watkins, Photographer of the American West. Albuquerque: Published for the Amon Carter Museum by the University of New Mexico Press, 1983.

Weems, Jason, Gavid Jones and Judith Richardson, et al. Carleton Watkins: The Stanford Albums. Stanford, CA : Cantor Arts Center : Stanford University Press, 2014.

Spalding, Steven D, and Benjamin Fraser. Trains, Literature, and Culture: Reading/writing the Rails. Lanham, Md: Lexington Books, 2012. Includes: “Sublime Hieroglyphics: The Pacific Coast Views 1867-1872 of Carleton Watkins” / Scott Palmer.

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Recommended citation databases (available to Stanford affiliates)

  • Artbibliographies Modern – Excellent resource on visual arts of the modern era, nineteenth century forward. Provides citations to journal articles, books, essays, exhibition catalogs, dissertations, and exhibition reviews. Entries from 1960 to the present. Some full text is available within the database. Find It @ SU links to additional article full text where full text is available.
  • America: History and Life – Excellent journal citation resource covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada with indexing from 1955 to the present. Some full text is available within the database. Find It @ SU links to additional article full text where full text is available.