Symbols of Ideal Life : Social Documentary Photography in America 1890 - 1950
by Stange, Maren
Camabridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989. Hardcover. VG/VG but art school ex-lib. with usual marks.. Black cloth/boards. Gilt lettering. Yellow dj with bw photo image and black lettering. Mylar cover. xvii, 190 pp. with bw images throughout. The documentary style that dominates American photography had its origins in the social reform publicity campaigns of the turn of the century. This book traces the history of this genre and its main participants, including Jacob Riis, Lewis Hine, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Ben Shahn, and Russell Lee.
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