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The bitter years : Edward Steichen and the Farm Security Administration photographs

Author: Françoise Poos
Publisher: New York : D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, Inc., [2012]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"'The Bitter Years' was a seminal exhibition curated by Edward Steichen in 1962 at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. The show featured 208 images by photographers who worked under the aegis of the U.S. Farm Security Administration (FSA) in 1935-41, as part of Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal ... No proper catalogue was produced of the exhibition in 1962 so this book provides a unique opportunity to see all the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Exhibition catalogs
History
Exhibitions
Expositions
Biographies
Named Person: Edward Steichen; Edward Steichen; Edward Steichen
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Françoise Poos
ISBN: 9781935202868 1935202863
OCLC Number: 840937652
Notes: Includes index.
"The plates in this book correspond to the photographs selected by Edward Steichen from the archives of the Farm Security Administration (FSA) for his exhibition "The Bitter Years 1935-1941," that was initially held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1962"--Note to reader.
Description: 288 pages : illustrations ; 32 cm
Contents: Vantage point : "The bitter years" reconsidered / Jean Back --
Of power and politics : Steichen at MOMA / Ariane Pollet --
Testimony or instrument of propaganda : what is the role of photography? / Gabriel Bauret --
"A very living document of our age": constructing and deconstructing the FSA archive --
The château d'eau : a water tower as cultural reservoir / Antoinette Lorang --
"The Bitter Years" : The plates.
Responsibility: edited by Françoise Poos.

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"'The Bitter Years' was a seminal exhibition curated by Edward Steichen in 1962 at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. The show featured 208 images by photographers who worked under the aegis of the U.S. Farm Security Administration (FSA) in 1935-41, as part of Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal ... No proper catalogue was produced of the exhibition in 1962 so this book provides a unique opportunity to see all the photographs in a structure and sequence that reflected those devised by Steichen for the original show ..."--Jacket.

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