Plain Pictures of Plain Doctoring: Vernacular Expression in New Deal Medicine and Photography
by John Stoeckle
Publisher's Description
This selection of eighty photographs from the Farm Security Administration files is a unique and useful look at little-known images by Lange, Lee, Shahn, Delano, Vachon, Wolcott, and the other FSA photographers. Unlike previous books based on the FSA file, Plain Pictures of Plain Doctoring examines a single subject--medicine--and creates a historical rather than a fine-art context around the pictures. The essays which comprise most of the book are "thoughtful historical precis of the medicine illustrated in the photographs." A well-designed, nicely printed book offering new insights into depression-era documentary photography.
ISBN: 0262691388
Publisher: The MIT Press
Paperback : 272 pages
Language: English
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