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e-Book Fields of Vision: The Photographs of Marion Post Wolcott: The Library of Congress download

e-Book Fields of Vision: The Photographs of Marion Post Wolcott: The Library of Congress download

by Francine Prose

ISBN: 1904832415
ISBN13: 978-1904832416
Language: English
Publisher: GILES (July 17, 2008)
Pages: 64
Category: Photography and Video
Subategory: Photography

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This book is part of a completely new photography series, featuring The Library of Congress’ internationally renowned collection of Farm Security Administration . has been added to your Cart.

This book is part of a completely new photography series, featuring The Library of Congress’ internationally renowned collection of Farm Security Administration (FSA) and Office of War Information (OWI) photographs which provide a unique view of American life during the Great Depression and Second World War. Fields of Vision: The Photographs of Marion Post Wolcott includes an introduction to her life and 50 evocative images selected from her work has been added to your Cart.

Marion Post (June 7, 1910 – November 24, 1990), later Marion Post Wolcott, was a noted American photographer who worked for the Farm Security Administration during the Great Depression documenting poverty and deprivation. Marion Post was born in New. Marion Post was born in New Jersey on June 7, 1910. Her parents split up and she was sent to boarding school, spending time at home with her mother in Greenwich Village when not at school. Here she met many artists and musicians and became interested in dance

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Fields of Vision: The Photographs of Marion Post Wolcott includes an int This book is part of a completely new photography series, featuring The Library of Congress’ internationally renowned collection of Farm Security Administration (FSA) and Office of War Information (OWI).

Fields of Vision: The Photographs of Marion Post Wolcott includes an int This book is part of a completely new photography series, featuring The Library of Congress’ internationally renowned collection of Farm Security Administration (FSA) and Office of War Information (OWI) photographs which provide a unique view of American life during the Great Depression and Second World War. Fields of Vision: The Photographs of Marion Post Wolcott includes an introduction to her life and 50 evocative images selected from her work, offering a glimpse of her inspiring and experimental style that became far.

Each volume in the Fields of Vision series features an introduction to the work of a single FSA photographer by a leading . Introduction by Francine Prose, co-published by D. Giles Limited and the Library of Congress.

Each volume in the Fields of Vision series features an introduction to the work of a single FSA photographer by a leading contemporary author or writer, and presents 50 striking images that show how the particular vision of these photographers helped shape the collective identity of America. Picturing America: The Golden Age of Pictorial Maps.

Series: Fields of vision. Wolcott was a photographer for the Farm Services Administration in the 1930s and 1940s, and these photographs were selected by the Library of Congress as part of the Fields of Vision series that showcases the work of individual photographers in that project.

Novelist Francine Prose writes about Marion Post Wolcott’s brief . The Library’s Prints and Photographs Division houses more than 14 million visual materials.

Novelist Francine Prose writes about Marion Post Wolcott’s brief, productive and action packed-caree. hat revealed an eye for the telling marks that we humans engrave, and leave, on the earth. The series also presents 50 striking images by each photographer that demonstrate how their vision helped shape the collective identity of America. The Library of Congress, the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution, is the world’s preeminent reservoir of knowledge, providing unparalleled integrated resources to Congress and the American people.

by Marion Post Wolcott. Published 2008 by Library of Congress, in association with GILES in Washington, .

Photographed by Marion Post Wolcott in 1944. Prose, Francine, The Photographs of Marion Post Wolcott. Oral history interview with Marion Post Wolcott, 1965 Jan. African American children from Wadesboro, North Carolina. Photographed by Marion Post Wolcott in 1938. Negro Home near Charleston, South Carolina, 1938. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 2008, ISBN 978-1904832416. 18, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

This book is part of a completely new photography series, featuring The Library of Congress’ internationally renowned collection of Farm Security Administration (FSA) and Office of War Information (OWI) photographs which provide a unique view of American life during the Great Depression and Second World War. Fields of Vision: The Photographs of Marion Post Wolcott includes an introduction to her life and 50 evocative images selected from her work, offering a glimpse of her inspiring and experimental style that became far more than reportage.
Comments:
Gralinda
THE PHOTOGRAPHS OF MARION POST WOLCOTT, with an introduction by Francine Prose, is a small-format 63-page book printed on semi-glossy paper. There are 50 photos, nine of which are in color. Most of the photos are 5 1/2 by 6 inches. The book needs to be viewed in bright light, otherwise the photos will appear washed out and lacking in contrast. The graphics are elegant, and every page is numbered with an OVER-SIZED page number that is printed in brick red. Headings are also printed in brick red, e.g., "Fields of Vision" and "Images." Each photo contains an informative legend, such as, "Baptists attending a creek baptizing ceremony, Moorehead, Kentucky, August 1940" (page 15), "Jitterbugging in a juke joint, Saturday evening, outside Clarksdale, Mississippi, November 1939" (page 31), and "Coal miner's child holding a pipe in one hand and a gun in the other, uses the cat hole, Berthan Hill, West Virginia, September 1938" (page 37).

WRITING. Francine Prose is a good writer. She mentions a postcard store on Prince Street in the SoHo area in Manhattan., where she first encountered Wolcott's work, a reprduction of, "Guests of Sarasota trailer park, January 1941." I was in the same postcard store in 1982, and I bought a postcard showing the Staten Island Ferry, where the postcard had a little paper door on the ferry boat that could be opened and closed. We read, "Certain artists seem to have been chosen to be present at critical moments, as witnesses to the important events of their times . . . such was the case with Marion Post." We read that, "Anyone who has ever spent any time on the road knows how taxing it is to keep moving from place to place. But the conditions under which Post traveled--by herself--were not merely arduous, but at times, horrific . . . she visited hardscrabble mining country, drove unreliable cars, stayed in bad hotels and rooming houses, fought off chiggers and bedbugs."

THE PHOTOGRAPHS. The following describes three of the 50 photographs. Page 3 shows schoolchildren walking home. The photo is a work of art because of repeated pairs. Two girls walk in the foreground towards the photographer. They walk in between railroad tracks, and where they walk has been partially filled in with earth. In the background, two boys stand on the railroad tracks, and one boy faces to the left and the other boy faces to the right. Page 14 shows a mailbox on a pole, wiht a dirt road extending from the photographer's feet to the horizon. The photo is a work of art, because we are made to wonder how many miles the road extends before it reaches the home of the mailbox owner. The photo is also art, because of the pattern of lines--the mailbox post is a single line, the dirt road is two lines (two tire-track lines), and the heavy cloudcover also provides horizontal lines overhead. Page 26 shows about ten celery pickers in Florida. This picture is art because of the pattern of pairs--two women at the left stand upright (one with a straw hat, the other with a felt hat). At the right, two men are stooping low, their buns raised high in the air.

CONCLUSION. The book under review is too damned small. In the introduction, the author described her pleasant encounter with Marion Post Wolcott's photograph in a postcard store. Well, the reproductions in this small book are the same size as postcards. Therefore, what I recommend is the following. The book to buy first is, "Marion Post Wolcott, FSA Photographs (Untitled, 34)," published in 1983 by Friends of Photography, Carmel, CA. The book under review also has a picture of an old-fashioned locomotive. But for this type of photography, the best and most relevant photographer is O. Winston Link. Link's photographs have been reproduced in several published books. The book under review has several photographs of the interior of homes of the impoverished, where newspapers are used as wall paper. But this subject has been better covered by, "Russell Lee: Photographer," by F. Jack Hurley, published in 1978 by Morgan & Morgan. To repeat, the book to buy is, "Marion Post Wolcott, FSA Photographs (Untitled, 34)," published by Friends of Photography.

Kitaxe
I have a thorough understanding of the purpose of the FSA's photographers work. I also have read almost everythng ever written on Marion Post Wolcott. This little book captures the 'heart' of this great photographer. A single woman travelling throughout the USA in the 1930's with so much cooperation from her subjects to have them pose with such grace and peacefulness in their poses. No other FSA photographer, even Lange, was received with so much cooperation. I strongly recommend you buying this little book so you can treasure that special interaction between the social documentarian photographer and her subject.

Yozshunris
Theisbook is a short summary of the work done by Marion Post Wolcott for the FSA, but nevertheless it gives a thorough idea of the period. The introduction is well written and gives the basic notions about the author and the cultural context of his work.
The book arrived within the expected time of delivery from the States to Italy

Pringles
Good book. Photo's aren't as great as I imagined but for research it is a nice little buy.

Kalrajas
Marion Post Wolcott's work was the third book in this excellent and inexpensive series (now up to nine) on the FSA photographers. Nicely all the books follow the same format of an introductory essay followed by fifty black and white photos, though some are in color, taken between 1936 and 1943.

Marion Post joined the FSA in 1938 when she was twenty-eight and resigned, after she married Lee Wolcott, in 1942. Francine Prose, in the book's introduction, suggests she left because of her disappointment with the government relief program.

The fifty photos (nine in color) are a wonderful selection of Post Wolcott's work and fortunately not all of them show rural poverty. Included is her 1940 shot of a winter's evening in Woodstock, Vermont, always in the top ten of print requests from the Library of Congress. Another photo shows Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion house from 1941 and shot in Kansas City, nothing could be further from any pre-conceived image of FSA photos. Nearly all the pictures are exteriors and most include people.

This book captures four years work from this talented photographer, after 1942 she only used the camera as a hobby. Jack Hurley's book: Marion Post Wolcott. A Photographic Journey. 1990. Paper. is an excellent pictorial biography if you want to know more.

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