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The Resource Dorothea Lange : a life beyond limits, Linda Gordon

Dorothea Lange : a life beyond limits, Linda Gordon

Label
Dorothea Lange : a life beyond limits
Title
Dorothea Lange
Title remainder
a life beyond limits
Statement of responsibility
Linda Gordon
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Dorothea Lange's photographs define how the American Depression is remembered; this evocative biography defines her creative struggles and enduring legacy
  • "We all know Dorothea Lange's iconic photos - the "Migrant Mother" holding her child, the gaunt men forlornly waiting in breadlines - but few know the arc of her extraordinary life. In this sweeping account, historian Linda Gordon charts Lange's journey from polio-ridden child to wife and mother, to San Francisco portrait photographer, to chronicler of the Great Depression and World War II. Gordon uses Lange's life to anchor a moving social history of twentieth-century America, re-creating the bohemian world of San Francisco, the Dust Bowl, and the Japanese American internment camps. She explores Lange's growing radicalization as she embraced the democratic power of the camera, and she examines Lange's entire body of work, reproducing more than one hundred images, many of them previously unseen and some of them formerly suppressed."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gordon, Linda
Dewey number
  • 770.92
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
TR140.L3
LC item number
G67 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lange, Dorothea
  • Photographers
  • Documentary photography
  • United States
Label
Dorothea Lange : a life beyond limits, Linda Gordon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"A camera is a tool for learning how to see -- " -- Hoboken and San Francisco, 1895-1931. Child of iron, wounded ; Apprentice to the city ; Becoming a photographer ; Maynard Dixon, Bohemian artist ; Working mother in Bohemia -- Depression and renewal, 1932-1935. Leaving the children, leaving the studio ; A New Deal for artists ; Paul Schuster Taylor, maverick economist ; The romance of love, the romance of the cause ; Blending a family -- Creating documentary photography, 1935-1939. Father Stryker and the beloved community ; On the road : California ; Migrant Mother ; On the road : the Dust Bowl ; On the road : the South ; An American Exodus ; Dorothea and Roy -- Wartime, 1939-1945. Family stress ; Defiant war photography : the Japanese internment ; Unruly war photography : the Office of War Information and Defense Workers -- Independent photographer, 1945-1965. Surviving in the cold ; Working for Life ; Diplomat's wife ; To a cabin ; Photographer of democracy -- Lange's photograph captions
Control code
317919640
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxiii, 536 pages, 40 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393057300
Lccn
2009019639
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)317919640
Label
Dorothea Lange : a life beyond limits, Linda Gordon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"A camera is a tool for learning how to see -- " -- Hoboken and San Francisco, 1895-1931. Child of iron, wounded ; Apprentice to the city ; Becoming a photographer ; Maynard Dixon, Bohemian artist ; Working mother in Bohemia -- Depression and renewal, 1932-1935. Leaving the children, leaving the studio ; A New Deal for artists ; Paul Schuster Taylor, maverick economist ; The romance of love, the romance of the cause ; Blending a family -- Creating documentary photography, 1935-1939. Father Stryker and the beloved community ; On the road : California ; Migrant Mother ; On the road : the Dust Bowl ; On the road : the South ; An American Exodus ; Dorothea and Roy -- Wartime, 1939-1945. Family stress ; Defiant war photography : the Japanese internment ; Unruly war photography : the Office of War Information and Defense Workers -- Independent photographer, 1945-1965. Surviving in the cold ; Working for Life ; Diplomat's wife ; To a cabin ; Photographer of democracy -- Lange's photograph captions
Control code
317919640
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxiii, 536 pages, 40 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393057300
Lccn
2009019639
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)317919640

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