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The Resource The American West in the thirties : 122 photographs, by Arthur Rothstein

The American West in the thirties : 122 photographs, by Arthur Rothstein

Label
The American West in the thirties : 122 photographs
Title
The American West in the thirties
Title remainder
122 photographs
Statement of responsibility
by Arthur Rothstein
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From 1935 to 1940, Arthur Rothstein roamed the country taking pictures on assignment for the Farm Security Administration. This evocative gallery of prints is distilled from that experience--122 striking images of people and places west of the Mississippi. Times were hard. Depression ravaged the economy as drought and dust storms ravaged the land. That devastation is captured in stark images of withered cornfields and drought-stricken cattle; in the faces of work-weary farmwives and sharecroppers' children ... Throughout, there are perceptive portraits of the people of the West--farmers, ranchers, sharecroppers, cowboys, miners, sheepherders--retaining their dignity and optimism in the midst of trying times. One of America's premier documentary photographers, Rothstein excelled at using the camera to express ideas and emotions. Design and composition are masterfully employed to help in this communication. The results are not only superb documentary statements but often works of art"--Back cover
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
779/.9978032
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
F595
LC item number
.R83 1981
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Dover pictorial archive series
Label
The American West in the thirties : 122 photographs, by Arthur Rothstein
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
7645496
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
121 p., [1] leaf of plates
Isbn
9780486241067
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
80069566
Note
Library's copy 1 (Wittliff Gallery): Purchased, 2001. Stamped by former owner inside upper and lower covers. Paperbound.
Other physical details
chiefly ill.
Label
The American West in the thirties : 122 photographs, by Arthur Rothstein
Publication
Control code
7645496
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
121 p., [1] leaf of plates
Isbn
9780486241067
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
80069566
Note
Library's copy 1 (Wittliff Gallery): Purchased, 2001. Stamped by former owner inside upper and lower covers. Paperbound.
Other physical details
chiefly ill.

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