Thursday, August 6, 2009

Free books are awesome! :)

Check out what I got in my email today :) You better believe I'll review another photo book on my blog!

"Dear Katie:

At the suggestion of renowned historian Linda Gordon, author of DOROTHEA LANGE: A Life Beyond Limits [W. W. Norton & Company; October 19, 2009; $35.00 cloth], I’m contacting you to see if you’d be interested in considering her new book for a feature on your blog, particularly because you once did a post on Lange. Though Lange is widely regarded as the most influential American female photographer of the twentieth century, little has been previously published about the woman behind the camera until now.

Mother, artist, feminist, cripple, political activist, and environmentalist, Dorothea Lange was a complex figure whose life stretched across many eras of American history and many fields of culture. In DOROTHEA LANGE, Linda Gordon charts Lange’s journey from polio-ridden child to wife and mother, to San Francisco portrait photographer, to chronicler of the Great Depression and World War II. Over one hundred of Lange’s images—many of them previously unseen and some of them formerly suppressed—are reproduced in this book. Now, in the midst of another major depression, Lange’s unique photographic vision is as significant as ever.

Linda Gordon is the Florence Kelley Professor of History at New York University. She is the author of numerous books and won the Bancroft Prize for The Great Arizona Orphan Abduction. If you’re interested in covering the first comprehensive biography of Lange, please contact _______ with your shipping address to receive a copy or with any questions.



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