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On Writing with Photography$
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Karen Beckman and Liliane Weissberg

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780816674695

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816674695.001.0001

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Picturing the Great Unknown

Picturing the Great Unknown

John Wesley Powell and the Divergent Paths of Art and Science in the Representation of the Colorado River and Utah Canyonlands

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On Writing with Photography

Roderick Coover

University of Minnesota Press

This chapter covers the human relation to landscapes, esthetic beauty of views, and the adventures of John Wesley Powell in exploring the Green and Colorado Rivers in 1869. It outlines Powell’s expedition, which started in Green River City, Wyoming and ended at the mouth of the Virgin River in southwestern Utah. The chapter also talks about the expedition led by Lt. Joseph Ives, who visualized the Utah Canyonlands. From 1857–1858, Ives and his crew surveyed the landscape and areas in between Sea of Cortez and Fort Defiance in Colorado.

Keywords:   landscapes, John Wesley Powell, Green River City, Virgin River, Joseph Ives, Utah Canyonlands, Sea of Cortez, Fort Defiance

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