Dorothea Lange : A Life Beyond Limits Paperback / softback
by Linda Gordon
We all know Dorothea Lange's iconic photos-the Migrant Mother holding her child, the shoeless children of the Dust Bowl-but now renowned American historian Linda Gordon brings them to three-dimensional life in this groundbreaking exploration of Lange's transformation into a documentarist.
Using Lange's life to anchor a moving social history of twentieth-century America, Gordon masterfully re-creates bohemian San Francisco, the Depression, and the Japanese-American internment camps.
Accompanied by more than one hundred images-many of them previously unseen and some formerly suppressed-Gordon has written a sparkling, fast-moving story that testifies to her status as one of the most gifted historians of our time.
Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; a New York Times Notable Book; New Yorker's A Year's Reading; and San Francisco Chronicle Best Book.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 560 pages, 128 black-and-white photos
- Publisher: WW Norton & Co
- Publication Date: 11/10/2010
- Category: Individual photographers
- ISBN: 9780393339055