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The Resource New Deal photography : USA 1935-1943, Peter Walther ; English translation, Isabel Varea-Riley ; German translation, Ursula Wulfekamp ; French translation, Philippe Mothe

New Deal photography : USA 1935-1943, Peter Walther ; English translation, Isabel Varea-Riley ; German translation, Ursula Wulfekamp ; French translation, Philippe Mothe

Label
New Deal photography : USA 1935-1943
Title
New Deal photography
Title remainder
USA 1935-1943
Statement of responsibility
Peter Walther ; English translation, Isabel Varea-Riley ; German translation, Ursula Wulfekamp ; French translation, Philippe Mothe
Contributor
Editor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Amid the ravages of the Great Depression, the United States Farm Security Administration (FSA) was founded in 1935 to address the country's rural poverty. Its efforts focused on improving the lives of sharecroppers, tenants, and very poor landowning farmers, with resettlement and collectivization programs, as well as modernized farming methods. In a parallel documentation program, the FSA hired a number of photographers and writers to record the lives of the rural poor and introduce America to Americans. This book records the full reach of the FSA program from 1935 to 1943, honoring its vigor and commitment across subjects, states, and stylistic preferences. The photographs are arranged into four broad regional sections but otherwise allowed to speak for themselves to provide individual impressions as much as they cumulatively build an indelible survey of a nation. Through color and black-and-white images, we meet convicts, cotton workers, kids on the street, and relocated workers on the road. We see subjects victim to the elements of nature and the timeless rituals of human life, as much as to the vagaries of the global economic market. We meet Dorothea Lange's iconic Migrant Mother, weather-beaten and worn, with two children leaning on her shoulders. What unites all of the pictures is a commitment to the individuality and dignity of each subject, as much as to the witness they bear to this particular period of the American past and to universal cycles of growing, playing, eating, aging, ailing, and dying. Through the lenses of photographers like Dorothea Lange, Jack Delano, Russell Lee, Marion Post Wolcott, Walker Evans, and Ben Shahn, subjects are entrenched in the hardships of their historical lot, caught in the loop of humanity, and yet face the viewer with what is utterly their own: a unique, irreplaceable, often unforgettable presence
Member of
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
709.73
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English, German, and French
LC call number
  • E806
  • E806
LC item number
  • .W238 2016
  • .N424 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Walther, Peter
  • Varea-Riley, Isabel
  • Wulfekamp, Ursula
  • Mothe, Philippe
  • United States
Series statement
Taschen bibliotheca universalis
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • New Deal, 1933-1939
  • Documentary photography
  • Fotografie
  • United States
  • United States
  • USA
Label
New Deal photography : USA 1935-1943, Peter Walther ; English translation, Isabel Varea-Riley ; German translation, Ursula Wulfekamp ; French translation, Philippe Mothe
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
At head of title: Farm Security Administration
Bar code
  • 31223118763029
  • 31223118763011
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 598-599) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The Northeast -- The Midwest -- The West -- The South -- Appendix: The photographers
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
605 pages
Isbn
9783836537117
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • 929918225
  • (OCoLC)929918225
Label
New Deal photography : USA 1935-1943, Peter Walther ; English translation, Isabel Varea-Riley ; German translation, Ursula Wulfekamp ; French translation, Philippe Mothe
Publication
Copyright
Note
At head of title: Farm Security Administration
Bar code
  • 31223118763029
  • 31223118763011
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 598-599) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The Northeast -- The Midwest -- The West -- The South -- Appendix: The photographers
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
605 pages
Isbn
9783836537117
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • 929918225
  • (OCoLC)929918225

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