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Rothstein, Arthur 1915-1985

Works: 178 works in 291 publications in 3 languages and 5,198 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Music  History  Folk music  Ethnographic films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Archives  Exhibition catalogs  Songs and music 
Roles: Author, Photographer
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Arthur Rothstein
Photojournalism: pictures for magazines and newspaper[s by Arthur Rothstein( Book )

28 editions published between 1956 and 2012 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photojournalism by Arthur Rothstein( Book )

20 editions published between 1965 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photojournalism is the art of telling a story with pictures. This book discusses some of the techniques
Documentary photography by Arthur Rothstein( Book )

14 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Look at us, let's see, here we are, look hard, speak soft, I see, you see, we all see, stop, look, listen, beholder's eye, don't look now, but isn't that you? (us? U.S.?) by William Saroyan( Book )

7 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When William Saroyan and Arthur Rothstein were G.I. buddies in World War II, they planned to do a really great book together-someday. Now someday is here. And it couldn't have come sooner. It took a lifetime of observing the human comedy and a lifetime of picture-taking before Saroyan and Rothstein were satisfied that they had just the right material for this eye-popping show-and-tell happening-in-a­book. One of the most honored photographers of our time, Rothstein has selected the very best from his collection of thousands of photographs for reproduction in life­like sheet-fed gravure. And each evocative picture is accented and shaded by the commentary of Saroyan, who vividly and unforgettably demonstrates that a picture can have much more to tell than ordinarily meets the eye"--Back of jacket
The American West in the thirties by Arthur Rothstein( Book )

6 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From 1935 to 1940, Arthur Rothstein roamed the country taking pictures on assignment for the Farm Security Administration. This evocative gallery of prints is distilled from that experience--122 striking images of people and places west of the Mississippi. Times were hard. Depression ravaged the economy as drought and dust storms ravaged the land. That devastation is captured in stark images of withered cornfields and drought-stricken cattle; in the faces of work-weary farmwives and sharecroppers' children ... Throughout, there are perceptive portraits of the people of the West--farmers, ranchers, sharecroppers, cowboys, miners, sheepherders--retaining their dignity and optimism in the midst of trying times. One of America's premier documentary photographers, Rothstein excelled at using the camera to express ideas and emotions. Design and composition are masterfully employed to help in this communication. The results are not only superb documentary statements but often works of art"--Back cover
Forty acres and steel mules by H. C Nixon( Book )

2 editions published in 1938 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur Rothstein, words and pictures by Arthur Rothstein( Book )

6 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Color photography now by Arthur Rothstein( Book )

8 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dust bowl ballads by Woody Guthrie( Recording )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Principally songs about the physical, economic and social impact of the American "Dust Bowl."
The other Utahns : a photographic portfolio : photographs from the Oral History Institute's Ethnic and Minority Documentary Project by University of Utah( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ground : a reprise of photographs from the Farm Security Administration by Bill McDowell( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The photographs in 'Ground' are taken from an archive of 145,000 images from 1935-1943 for the Farm Security Administration (FSA), a New Deal agency ... within the Department of Agriculture ... The FSA photography division was run ... by Roy Stryker, who ... routinely damaged FSA negatives with a hole punch to prevent them from being printed. Some of the negatives he punched (referred to by the FSA as 'killed') were poor exposures or had been ruined already by faulty development ... while others had no technical flaws ... It is likely that Roy Stryker's ... only goal was to destroy undesirable negatives. But in his act of censorship Stryker wrested the photograph from its maker and unwittingly created a new picture ... Each photograph in 'Ground' is the result of 3 separate acts of picture-making : the original photographer's deliberate compositional and contextual decisions, Stryker's hole punch, and my re-contextualization ... By narrowing the scope of photographs to that of land and agriculture I've tried to construction an elemental relationship with the 1930s through our common reliance on the soil ... The photographers whose work is represented in this book are Paul Carter, Walker Evans, Theodor Jung, Russell Lee, Carl Mydans, Arthur Rothstein, Ben Shahn, John Vachon, and Marion Paul Wolcott
Creative color in photography by Arthur Rothstein( Book )

2 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rothstein's first assignment : a story about documentary truth( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Director Richard Robinson (The Beekeepers) retraces Rothstein's steps by interviewing descendants of the mountain people and beautifully weaving them together with a 1964 audio interview of Rothstein, archival newsreel footage, and clips from the specious documentary "Hollow Folk." During the course of his research, Robinson discovered evidence that Rothstein's images were not pure documentation. Instead, they were often staged for the camera. Digging beneath the official story, the film unearths an unsettling link between propaganda and documentary, and raises troubling questions about the photographer's complicity in the displacement of thousands of people for "progress." Robinson's most chilling discovery, though, is the forced institutionalization and sterilization of mountain residents as part of a eugenics program where over 8,000 individuals were sterilized. This fascinating film challenges the viewer to consider the complexity behind images that are viewed as historical truth. " -- Cinema Guild Web site
The depression years by Arthur Rothstein( Book )

11 editions published between 1978 and 2000 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outstanding 1930s photos: famous dust storm photo, ragged children, the unemployed, much more. 120 photographs. Captions
Guide to the WPA records at Montana State University-Bozeman by Montana State University--Bozeman( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Veränderungen in der Leber bei der akuten Phosphor-Vergiftung by Arthur Rothstein( Book )

5 editions published in 1895 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Arthur Rothstein photograph collection by Doyle New York (Firm)( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The photographs of Arthur Rothstein by Arthur Rothstein( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur Rothstein's America in photographs, 1930-1980 by Arthur Rothstein( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Spanning a half-century, the 90 evocative photographs in this volume crystallize the essence of America. Reproduced directly from the originals, they preserve forever the Steeplechase Amusement Park in Coney Island (1940), a memorable first day of school in New York City (1950), Stan Musial and the 1951 St. Louis Cardinals, the vitality of John F. Kennedy (1961), the ideal of small-town life, the changing South, the sweeping natural beauty of the West and striking images of presidents from Franklin Roosevelt to Ronald Reagan. The product of Rothstein's more than 45 years as a photojournalist, this stirring anthology is an affirmation of faith in America. It is also a testament to the photographer's artistry and versatility. Hailed by critics at home and abroad, Rothstein's vignettes of daily life, his revealing portraits, breathtaking landscapes, and thought­ provoking still lifes raise documentary photography to a fine art. His photographs, masterly in their sense of design and composition, are in the permanent collections of major museums, and exhibitions of his works have been presented at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the International Museum of Photography, Rochester; the Royal Photographic Society, London; and the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris"--Back cover
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Alternative Names
Arthur Rothstein

Arthur Rothstein Americký novinářský fotograf

Arthur Rothstein Amerikaans fotograaf (1915-1985)

Arthur Rothstein amerikansk fotograf

Arthur Rothstein fotografo statunitense

Arthur Rothstein photographe américain

Arthur Rothstein US-amerikanischer Fotograf

Arturus Rothstein

Артур Ротштейн

English (132)

Chinese (6)

German (5)

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