The Skylight Gallery on the Library’s Sixth Floor will feature a photography exhibit entitled A Life Surrounding a Cabin: Dorothea Lange at Steep Ravine from January 19 through March 18, 2008. These photographs portray everyday scenes of her family at a small cabin along Marin County’s Pacific coast in the early 1960s.
The Art, Music, and Recreation Center has several books on Lange’s life and work. Here are a few recommended titles:
Dorothea Lange - A Visual Life, edited by Elizabeth Partridge. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1994.
Celebrating A Collection: The Work Of Dorothea Lange, by Therese Thau Heyman. Oakland, CA: Oakland Museum, 1978.
Dorothea Lange. Parma: Artegrafica Silva, 1972.
Dorothea Lange. New York: Aperture, 1987.
Dorothea Lange: Photographs Of A Lifetime. New York: Aperture, 1982.
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Dorothea Lange: A Photographer's Life, by Milton Meltzer. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1978.
Photographing The Second Gold Rush: Dorothea Lange And The East Bay At War, 1941-1945. Berkeley, CA: Heyday Books, 1995.
The Art Full Text Database on the Library's Articles and Databases web page indexes reproductions and articles (some full-text) about Lange.
The Oakland Art Museum has presented many scans of Lange’s work through the Online Archive of California. The web page for the Early Years (1918- ) Portraits & Lange Personal Photos includes low resolution images of prints presented in the Library’s exhibit.
The Library of Congress’s American Memory web page has an online exhibit entitled America From The Great Depression to World War II that includes many of Dorothea Lange’s iconic images from her work with the Farm Security Administration.
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