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Restless Spirit: The Life and Work of Dorothea Lange Paperback – October 1, 2001
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Shirley Wilton, Ocean County College, Toms River, NJ
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Let me say that Dorothea lived a lifestyle way ahead of her time. During a period in America when women stayed home with their children and husbands, Dorothea farmed out her children to be on the road and working.
I really enjoyed this book. It had some of her well-known photographs i.e. The Migrant Mother, and others that I enjoyed seeing. I wish there had been more of her photography in the book and perhaps more details of her life.
The story is written by the daughter of her life-long assistant Ron Partridge. Elizabeth Partridge does a good job with the information she has at hand. I particularly enjoyed her own memories of families Thanksgiving day dinners shared at Dorothea's 20' long table.
Great book as a start of a collection of Lange's work. It is also a nice reference for information about the American Dust Bowl, The migrant workers, Japanese Interment Camps during WWII, and The Great Depression, and tenant farmers in the South and Southwest! The story has given me a different perspective on America during this period I apparently didn't know a lot about. The conditions that American's dealt with, and the photographs that show the story, are shocking. I grew up in "white bread" New York, and could not fathom that such heart-ache existed in another part of our country just a couple of decades before my youth.
The story of Lange's life and dedication truly gave me a new respect for her work, and the type of sacrifaces a person has to make to accumulate a body of work such as Lange's.
I would recommend this book.
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Enjoyed the book. Used it as a source for a term paper.Published 17 months ago by Chris C. Kyprianos
This short biography reads easily and presents information I have not found in others. There are also some previously unseen images,Published on July 14, 2013 by James Noel
Excellent book with great photos. Great for someone who would like to read a shorter version of this fascinating photographer's life!Published on December 30, 2009 by L. Bowman