Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Dorothea Lange Books and Resources

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.
770.92 L26p

Celebrating A Collection: The Work Of Dorothea Lange, by Therese Thau Heyman. Oakland, CA: Oakland Museum, 1978.
779 L26h

Dorothea Lange. Parma: Artegrafica Silva, 1972.
779 L26s

Dorothea Lange. New York: Aperture, 1987.
779.1 L26d

Dorothea Lange: Photographs Of A Lifetime. New York: Aperture, 1982.
779.092 L26c 1998

Dorothea Lange: A Photographer's Life, by Milton Meltzer. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1978.
779 L26m

Photographing The Second Gold Rush: Dorothea Lange And The East Bay At War, 1941-1945. Berkeley, CA: Heyday Books, 1995.
779.9979 L26

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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