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Published: 01 March 2019

32 b+w illustrations

5.55 x 8.5 inches

ISBN: 9781474404105

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The American Photo-Text, 1930-1960

Caroline Blinder

Published by Edinburgh University Press

BAAS Paperbacks

  • EExplores through a series of case studies some of the seminal photo-texts of the 1930s, 40s and 50s from documentary realism of the Depression years to post-war studies of the American landscape
  • Examines photo-texts by Doris Ulmann, Walker Evans, James Agee, Dorothea Lange, Margaret Bourke White, Wright Morris, Paul Strand, Roy DeCarava and Robert Frank
  • Enables students and scholars of both American photography and literature to rethink the intersections between writing and photography in political as well as aesthetic terms
  • Situates the various case studies with reference to the political, social and economic developments of the period
  • Re-establishes the book form as particularly crucial for an understanding of American Documentary photography