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The American West in the thirties

Author: Arthur Rothstein
Publisher: New York : Dover Publications, ©1981.
Series: Dover pictorial archive series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From 1935 to 1940, Arthur Rothstein roamed the country taking pictures on assignment for the Farm Security Administration. This evocative gallery of prints is distilled from that experience--122 striking images of people and places west of the Mississippi. Times were hard. Depression ravaged the economy as drought and dust storms ravaged the land. That devastation is captured in stark images of withered cornfields  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Illustrated works
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rothstein, Arthur, 1915-1985.
American West in the thirties.
New York : Dover Publications, ©1981
(OCoLC)558456893
Online version:
Rothstein, Arthur, 1915-1985.
American West in the thirties.
New York : Dover Publications, ©1981
(OCoLC)606512742
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Rothstein
ISBN: 0486241068 9780486241067
OCLC Number: 7645496
Notes: "The photographs in this volume are from my years as a photographer for the Farm Security Administration ... [f]rom 1935 to 1940"--Introduction.
Description: 121 pages, [1] leaf of plates : chiefly illustrations ; 28 cm.
Series Title: Dover pictorial archive series.
Responsibility: 122 photographs by Arthur Rothstein.

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From 1935 to 1940, Arthur Rothstein roamed the country taking pictures on assignment for the Farm Security Administration. This evocative gallery of prints is distilled from that experience--122 striking images of people and places west of the Mississippi. Times were hard. Depression ravaged the economy as drought and dust storms ravaged the land. That devastation is captured in stark images of withered cornfields and drought-stricken cattle; in the faces of work-weary farmwives and sharecroppers' children ... Throughout, there are perceptive portraits of the people of the West--farmers, ranchers, sharecroppers, cowboys, miners, sheepherders--retaining their dignity and optimism in the midst of trying times. One of America's premier documentary photographers, Rothstein excelled at using the camera to express ideas and emotions. Design and composition are masterfully employed to help in this communication. The results are not only superb documentary statements but often works of art"--Back cover.

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