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Ben Shahn's American scene : photographs, 1938

Author: John Raeburn
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The paintings, murals, and graphics of Ben Shahn have made him one of the most heralded American artists of the 20th century, but during the 1930s he was among the America's premier photographers. This book presents 100 photographs from his most ambitious FSA project, a study of small-town life in the Depression.
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Raeburn, John.
Ben Shahn's American scene.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2010
(OCoLC)758467149
Named Person: Ben Shahn; Ben Shahn; Ben Shahn
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Raeburn
ISBN: 9780252035302 0252035305 9780252077159 0252077156
OCLC Number: 460058102
Description: 190 pages : illustrations ; 23 x 26 cm
Contents: "The American institution SMALL TOWN" --
Photographing Ohio --
The two sides of the tracks --
Seeing Main Street --
Sidewalks --
Public and religious institutions --
Modernity and tradition --
The visible and invisible Poor --
"We cater to Whites Only" --
Shahn's negative capability.
Other Titles: American scene
Responsibility: John Raeburn.

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The paintings, murals, and graphics of Ben Shahn (1898-1969) have made him one of the most heralded American artists of the twentieth century. This book presents one hundred photographs from his most  Read more...

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"Raeburn's close reading of the photographs and his analysis of what Shahn excluded offer a model for how historians can use photographs as primary documents."--Indiana Magazine of History "The Read more...

 
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