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Ben Shahn's American Scene : Photographs, 1938

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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 208.28 x 251.46 x 15.24mm | 589.67g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 0252077156
  • 9780252077159
  • 2,030,674

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"With clarity and grace, John Raeburn analyzes Shahn's lesser-known work as a photographer and adds an important dimension to our understanding of 1930s photography and culture."--Miles Orvell, editor of John Vachon's America: Photographs and Letters from the Depression to World War II "Adroitly analyzing the complex visual dynamics in Ben Shahn's photography of small Ohio towns, Raeburn offers a useful and compelling reading of an important but neglected group of images."--Cara Finnegan, author of Picturing Poverty: Print Culture and FSA Photographs "Raeburn's close reading of the photographs and his analysis of what Shahn excluded offer a model for how historians can use photographs as primary documents."--Indiana Magazine of History"The inherent truth in these deeply felt photographs is further proof of Ben Shahn's enduring relevance as an artist."--Forwardshow more

About John Raeburn

John Raeburn is a professor of American studies and English at the University of Iowa. He is the editor of, most recently, A Staggering Revolution: A Cultural History of Thirties Photography.show more

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