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Seeing America : women photographers between the wars

Author: Melissa A McEuen
Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the 1920s and '30s photography transformed and dominated the U.S. cultural landscape. Seeing America examines the camera work of five women who contributed to the growing dependence of Americans upon visual images for information about the world around them. Together, these women visually articulated the essential ideas occupying the American consciousness in the years between the world wars. This powerful  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McEuen, Melissa A., 1961-
Seeing America.
Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2000
(OCoLC)623199267
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Melissa A McEuen
ISBN: 0813121329 9780813121321
OCLC Number: 40698606
Description: xi, 360 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Documentarian with props : Doris Ulmann's vision of an ideal America --
Portraitist as documentarian : Dorothea Lange's depiction of American individualism --
A radical vision on film : Marion Post's portrayal of collective strength --
Of machines and people : Margaret Bourke-White's isolation of primary components --
Modernism ascendant : Berenice Abbott's perception of the evolving cityscape.
Responsibility: Melissa A. McEuen.

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An examination of the camera work of five women photographers who worked during the 1930s and 1940s. During this era photography transformed the U.S. cultural landscape, this book shows how these  Read more...

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