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Lange, Dorothea

Works: 450 works in 747 publications in 4 languages and 28,493 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Pictorial works  History  Personal narratives  Juvenile works  Exhibition catalogs  Portraits  Sources  Exhibition, pictorial works  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Photographer, Honoree, Artist, Dedicatee, don, Interviewee
Classifications: TR140.L3, B
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Most widely held works about Dorothea Lange
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Most widely held works by Dorothea Lange
Restless spirit : the life and work of Dorothea Lange by Elizabeth Partridge( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 2,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A biography of Dorothea Lange, whose photographs of migrant workers, Japanese American internees, and rural poverty helped bring about important social reforms
Impounded : Dorothea Lange and the censored images of Japanese American internment by Dorothea Lange( Book )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 1,352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Censored by the U.S. Army, Dorothea Lange's unseen photographs are the photographic record of the Japanese American internment saga. This indelible work of visual and social history confirms Dorothea Lange's stature as one of the twentieth century's greatest American photographers. Presenting 119 images--the majority of which have never been published--this book evokes the horror of a community uprooted in the early 1940s and the stark reality of the internment camps. Nationally known historians Linda Gordon and Gary Okihiro narrate the saga of Japanese American internment: from life before Executive Order 9066 to the abrupt roundups and the marginal existence in the bleak, sandswept camps.--From publisher description
Executive order 9066; the internment of 110,000 Japanese Americans by Maisie Conrat( Book )
9 editions published between 1972 and 1992 in English and held by 1,275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Daring to look : Dorothea Lange's photographs and reports from the field by Anne Whiston Spirn( Book )
12 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume presents never-before-published photos and captions from American documentary photographer and photojournalist Dorothea Lange's (1895-1965) fieldwork in California, the Pacific Northwest, and North Carolina during 1939. Best known for her Depression-era work for the Farm Security Administration (FSA), Lange's photographs humanized the consequences of the Great Depression and influenced the development of documentary photography. Lange's images of squatter camps, benighted farmers, and stark landscapes are stunning, and her captions -- which range from simple explanations of settings to historical notes and biographical sketches -- add unexpected depth, bringing her subjects and their struggles unforgettably to life, often in their own words
Dorothea Lange--a visual life by Elizabeth Partridge( Book )
5 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and Italian and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lange is famous for her portraits of Dust Bowl Okies, black tenant farmers and incarcerated Japanese Americans
Dorothea Lange : life through the camera by Milton Meltzer( Book )
3 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A biography of Dorothea Lange, whose photographs of migrant workers and rural poverty helped bring about important social reforms
An American exodus : a record of human erosion in the Thirties by Dorothea Lange( Book )
28 editions published between 1939 and 2000 in English and French and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Exodus from the land is not new. Since the Middle Ages in Europe an unending stream of rural folk has fed the growth of cities and furnished manpower for rising manufactures. In America throughout our national history people have migrated in a double stream. One current, itself a part of the 500-year old stream of Europe, has drawn off surplus population from land already settled in order to urbanize and industrialize the United States. The other current, described a century ago by the Frenchman de Toqueville, has moved steadily westward with "the solemnity of a providential event... like a deluge of men rising unabatedly, and daily driven onward by the hand of Gof." Its goal was a piece of unoccupied domain for each family to assute a living through tillage of the soil. The generation of our fathers saw the end of the wester frontier of free land. And it is now a full decade since the doors of our factories were open wide to boys from the farms. Indeed, in the face of industrial collapse in 1929 millions of Americans sought refuge in recoil to the land from which they had sprung... Now our people are leaving the soil again. They are being expelled by powerful forces of mans and of Nature. They crowd into cities and towns near the plantations. Once more great numbers of landseekers thek west. This contemporary exodus is our theme. It attains its most dramatic form on the deltas, the prairies, and the plains of the South, and in the tide of people which moves to the Pacific Coast. But this time the cities and tows are already burdened with unemployed, and opportunity upon the land is sharply restricted
Dorothea Lange's Ireland by Dorothea Lange( Book )
9 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
""Dorothea Lange's Ireland" showcases some of her finest work--as well as some of her least well-known. Accompanying the photographs are text by Gerry Mullins which describes Lange's motivation to go to Ireland, her travels there, and the subjects of her photographs, and an essay by Lange's son, Daniel Dixon, who traveled with her."--Amazon
Dorothea Lange : photographs from the J. Paul Getty Museum by Judith Keller( Book )
6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
To a cabin by Dorothea Lange( Book )
6 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dorothea Lange : the heart and mind of a photographer by Pierre Borhan( Book )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dorothea Lange by Mark Durden( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It was during the depth of the Great Depression of the late 1920s and 30s, when at least 14 million people were out of work in the USA, that Dorothea Lange (1895 - 1965) first ventured out on the streets with her camera. In 1935 a report on migrant workers, illustrated with Lange's photographs, came to the attention of Roy Stryker and in response he invited Lange to become a member of the Farm Security Administration (FSA) photographic unit. Like Stryker, Lange believed that photography was a tool of political action, and this was no more apparent then when the federal government responded to the starvation crisis shortly after the San Francisco News received Lange's photographs - it quickly supplied 20,000 pounds of food to feed hungry migrants at the camps. Lange's championing of black migrants can be seen in the photograph 'Plantation Overseer and his Field Hands' of 1936, in which Lange captured the image of a man who exemplified the racist, exploitative and un-democratic attitudes that were rife in Southern plantation life. The evidence of racism revealed in this photograph - and others - is countered by Lange's many dignifying portraits of black subjects. When the bitter years of the Depression were overtaken by the advent of World War II, she continued to demonstrate her opposition to the poor treatment of migrants by opposing the relocation of 110,000 American Japanese to internment camps. She recorded the evacuation in Northern California after being assigned by the War Relocation Authority. In 1955, after a bout of ill health, Lange continued to work on contemporary social issues, namely a photo-essay for Life magazine, a sensitive study of the work of a Yugoslav-American public defender, representing those who could not afford to pay their own legal expenses. Lange watched and photographed him on and off for a year, catching the reflective moments of his defendants' body language. Lange was the first woman to be awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship (1941) and was placed on the Honour Roll of the American Society of Magazine Photographers in 1963. She was honoured with major solo exhibitions at the San Francisco Museum of Art (1960) and the Oakland Art Museum (1960) and she began preparing a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, New York shortly before she died in 1965
Dorothea Lange : Farm Security Administration photographs, 1935-1939 : from the Library of Congress by Dorothea Lange( Book )
4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Celebrating a collection : the work of Dorothea Lange by Therese Thau Heyman( Book )
4 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The thunderbird remembered : Maynard Dixon, the man and the artist by Dorothea Lange( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Photographing the second gold rush : Dorothea Lange and the East Bay at war, 1941-1945 ( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dorothea Lange by Jan Arnow( Book )
5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hard times : an oral history of the great depression by Studs Terkel( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Des centaines d'entretiens font revivre les souvenirs de ceux qui ont traversé la grande dépression de 1929 aux États-Unis, du krach aux luttes syndicales, de la difficulté de la vie paysanne aux conséquences du New Deal
Dorothea Lange a visual life ( Visual )
in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Brings to life five decades of American history with photographs and insights by Dorothea Lange, one of America's most eloquent photographers. Lange's evocative photographs and recorded conversations set against interviews with family and colleagues create an intimate portrait of this extraordinary and complex photographer
Photographs of a lifetime by Dorothea Lange( Book )
15 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in English and German and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of black-and-white photographs by early twentieth-century photographer Dorothea Lange, best known for her pictures of Depression-era America, featuring selections drawn from throughout her career; with an essay that provides information about Lange's life and work
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Alternative Names
Dixon, Dorothea 1895-1965
Dorothea Lange
Nutzhorn, Dorothea Margaretta
Nutzhorn Dorothea Margaretta 1895-1965
Taylor, Dorothea Lange
Taylor, Dorothea Lange 1895-1965
Taylor, Paul Schuster, Mrs.
Taylor, Paul Schuster Mrs. 1895-1965
English (236)
French (6)
German (3)
Italian (2)