American Photography and the American Dream

American Photography and the American Dream

by James Guimond
     
 

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American Photography and the American Dream

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A bold view of documentary photography as a means of challenging and questioning the American Dream throughout the 20th century.

Richmond Times-Dispatch

A superb scholarly study of how ideology affects artistic vision at varying historical moments.

Choice

[Guimond] draws attention to photography often ignored by mainstream histories.

American Journalism

Booknews
Guimond analyzes the work of important photographers and developments in documentary photography--as they express or contest the idea of the American Dream during this century. His study is thematic, unlike others that have focused on either individual photographers or particular decades. Some photos are included, but this is not a photo book, and the analysis goes substantially beyond merely applying captions to strong images. Paper edition (unseen), $17.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807843086
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
05/27/1991
Series:
Cultural Studies of the United States Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
355
Sales rank:
1,164,084
Product dimensions:
6.89(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.96(d)

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A superb scholarly study of how ideology affects artistic vision at varying historical moments.—Choice

In his pursuit of the rise and fall of the American dream as represented in documentary photography, [Guimond] draws attention to photography often ignored by mainstream histories.—American Journalism

James Guimond offers a bold view of documentary photography as a means of challenging and questioning the American Dream throughout the 20th century.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

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