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Dorothea Lange: American Photographs

  • Dorothea Lange, American Photographs, cover
  • Dorothea Lange, American Photographs, contents
  • Dorothea Lange, American Photographs, pp. 10-11
  • Dorothea Lange, American Photographs, plates 26-27
  • Dorothea Lange, American Photographs, plates 28-30

Foreword by John R. Lane; essays by Therese Thau Heyman, Sandra S. Phillips, and John Szarkowski

192 pages, 165 illustrations, 9 ¼ x 9 ¾ inches, softcover

Published in 1994

Dorothea Lange: American Photographs is published in conjunction with the first major exhibition to provide an in-depth historical analysis and reevaluation of Dorothea Lange’s oeuvre. In addition to her well-known documentary work done for the Farm Security Administration during the 1930s, it also features lesser-known bodies of work, including those on the wartime relocation of Japanese-Americans, the operation of war industries in Northern California, and the emergence of a postwar urban culture. Three essays discuss various facets of Lange’s work, including her pivotal role in the evolution of American documentary style; her relationship with members of Group f.64 and the notion of photography as an art form in California; and her unique collaborative relationship with her husband, sociologist Paul Taylor.

Published in association with Chronicle Books on the occasion of the exhibition Dorothea Lange: American Photographs, held at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (May 19–September 4, 1994), Milwaukee Art Museum (September 16–November 20, 1994), International Center of Photography, New York (March 3–April 30, 1995), Phillips Collection, Washington, DC (May 20–August 27, 1995), and Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha (September 15–November 26, 1995)

ISBN 9780918471307 (softcover)

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