OF AMERICAN POVERTY
An American Exodus: A Record of Human Erosion
“The story of the 'Grapes of Wrath'--the story of that
tragic dislocation which is driving hundreds of thousands of
impoverished Americans off the land, onto the highways, into the already
flooded market of migrant laborers is also the subject of 'An American
photographs” acknowledge the complexity of the subject, avoid the
sentimental, and are informed by the cultural conditions of the time and
place in which they were made. She developed the documentary form of
photography into a medium of vital visual information and great
aesthetic significance.” –American National Biography
“Of all the documentary photobooks stemming from the New Deal, and the
FSA in particular, An American Exodus by Dorothea Lange and her
sociologist husband Paul Schuster Taylor is the most considered… Her
pictures are as direct as those of Walker Evans, though without his
studied disinterest. Lange was much more of a ‘people person’ than
Evans ever was, and this marks her work” (The Photobook: A History).
New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1939.
Text by Paul Schuster Taylor. Quarto, original blue cloth,
original dust jacket. Book very good with slight bump to upper corner of
front board, bookplate to blank free endpaper; dust jacket with small
chips to spine extremities, some creasing to lower portion of front
wrapper and two small closed tears. A very good copy of a difficult book
to find in collectible condition. $1600.