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Folk Photography

Folk Photography

Author: Sante Luc
$44.95(AUD)  inc GST
A penetrating analysis of the real-photo postcard phenomenon of the early 1900s. These cards depict the now vanished world of small-town America, but also represent a pivotal stage in the evolution of photography. Their head-on style inherits something of the plain aesthetic of the Civil War photographers, while anticipating the great 1930s documentary artists such as Walker Evans. Fusing his skills as a chronicler of early 20th-century America, a historian of photography and a keen critic, Sante shows how these postcards offer a revealing 'self-portrait of the American nation'.
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General Fields

  • : 9781891241550
  • : VERSE
  • : VERSE
  • : July 2010
  • : 203mm X 222mm X 15mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Sante Luc
  • : Paperback
  • : 159