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    DescriptionFollowing on from the publication of the first six titles featuring The Library of Congress' internationally renowned collection of Farm Security Administration (FSA) and Office of War Information (OWI) photographs, the 'Fields of Vision' series continues with images showcasing the work of Arthur Rothstein, Gordon Parks and Carl Mydans. Providing a unique view of American life during the Great Depression and Second World War, each 'Fields of Vision' volume includes an introduction to the life of the photographer by a leading author or journalist, and 50 evocative images selected from their work. Transporting the viewer to American homes, farms and streets in the 1930s and 1940s, they also offer a glimpse of a new narrative and intimate style that was later to blossom on the pages of 'LOOK' and 'LIFE' magazines. For many Americans of the pre-television age, the diversity and complexity of their country was defined by the lenses of these men and women. Carl Mydans was born in Boston in 1907 and earned a degree in journalism from Boston University in 1930. In 1935 he joined the Resettlement Administration (which became the FSA) as a photographer. Mydans traveled in the South, documenting agricultural workers and rural poverty, and toured New England towns hard-hit by the Depression. His work was distinguished by his ability to tell an entire story in a single image. After sixteen months with the government, Mydans left to work at 'LIFE' magazine, where he stayed until the magazine closed in the early 1970s. He died in 2004.


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    Title
    The Photographs of Carl Mydans
    Subtitle
    The Library of Congress
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Annie Proulx, Edited by Amy Pastan
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 64
    Width: 175 mm
    Height: 178 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781904832881
    ISBN 10: 1904832881
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: PHO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.4
    BIC subject category V2: AJC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AJB
    BISAC V2.8: PHO011000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
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    B&T General Subject: 625
    Ingram Subject Code: AP
    Libri: I-AP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25870
    B&T Approval Code: A06306400
    BISAC V2.8: PHO010000
    DC22: 779.092
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: PHO017000
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    BISAC V2.8: PHO011030
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS036060, PHO023100, PHO004020
    DC23: 779.092
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    LC classification: TR820.5 .M93 2011
    Thema V1.0: AJC, AJCD
    Edition statement
    New.
    Illustrations note
    50 Colour
    Publisher
    D Giles Ltd
    Imprint name
    D Giles Ltd
    Publication date
    16 August 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London