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Tuesday 3 November 2009Fields of Vision: evocative images of a vanished world

Fields of Vision: The Photographs of John Vachon Fields of Vision: The Photographs of John Vachon The Library of Congress
Introduction by Kurt Andersen. Series statement by W. Ralph Eubanks. Series editor Amy Pastan

Following the publication in September 2008 of the first three titles featuring the Library of Congress’ remarkable collection of Farm Security Administration (FSA) and Office of War Information (OWI) photographs, the series continues with works by John Vachon, Esther Bubley and Jack Delano

Providing a unique view of American life during the Great Depression and Second World War, each volume in the Fields of Vision series focuses on a single FSA/OWI photographer whose vision helped shape the collective identity of America and influenced the way we look at photographs in the 21st century. Transporting us to American homes, farms, and streets of the 1930s and 1940s, they offer a glimpse of a new narrative and intimate style that was later to blossom on the pages of Look and Life magazines. For many Americans of the pre-television age, the diversity and complexity of their country was defined by the lenses of these men and women. Each of the volumes in the Fields of Vision series presents 50 striking images by an individual FSA/OWI photographer, and an introduction to their work and life by a leading contemporary author or writer. The Authors: Amy Pastan is an independent editor and book packager, formerly a staff editor at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and acquisitions editor at the Smithsonian Institution Press. W. Ralph Eubanks is director of publishing at The Library of Congress. Kurt Andersen is a novelist and journalist and is author of the novels Heyday and Turn of the Century. Melissa Fay Greene is an author and a regular contributor to The New York Times Magazine. Esmeralda Santiago grew up in Puerto Rico and New York. She is author of América's Dream and is co-editor of Las Christmas: Favorite Latino Authors Share Their Holiday Memories FIELDS OF VISION For April 2010 (UK and USA): The Photographs of Jack Delano, The Library of Congress Introduction by Esmeralda Santiago ISBN 978-1-904832-46-1 (13 digit); ISBN 1-904832-46-6 (10 digit) The Photographs of John Vachon, The Library of Congress Introduction by Kurt Andersen ISBN 978-1-904832-47-8 (13 digit); ISBN 1-904832-47-4 (10 digit) The Photographs of Esther Bubley, The Library of Congress Introduction by Melissa Fay Greene ISBN 978-1-904832-48-5 (13 digit); ISBN 1-904832-48-2 (10 digit) Already published: The Photographs of Russell Lee, The Library of Congress Introduction by Nicholas Lemann ISBN 978-1-904832-39-3 (13 digit) ISBN 1-904832-39-3 (10 digit) The Photographs of Ben Shahn, The Library of Congress Introduction by Timothy Egan ISBN 978-1-904832-40-9 (13 digit) ISBN 1-904832-40-7 (10 digit) The Photographs of Marion Post Wolcott, The Library of Congress Introduction by Francine Prose ISBN 978-1-904832-41-6 (13 digit) ISBN 1-904832-41-5 (10 digit) Each volume: 64 pages, 180 x 180 mm (7 ⅛ x 7 ⅛ in.) 55 colour illustrations, paperback Text: Up to 10,000 words Price: US$12.95/UK£6.95 Publication date: April 2010 Publisher: D Giles Limited, London Distributed in the UK and Rest of World (excluding US and Canada) by Antique Collectors’ Club Sandy Lane Old Martlesham Woodbridge Suffolk IP12 4SD, UK T: +44 (0)1394 389950 F: +44 (0)1394 389999 Enquiries: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Distributed in the US and Canada by Antique Collectors’ Club ACC Distribution, 6 West 18th Street Fourth Floor New York, NY 1011 Toll-free orders: +1 800-252-5231 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) For Further Information and Review Copies: In the UK contact: Liz Japes Tel: +44 (0)1273 480225 E-mail: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) In the USA contact: Karen Lunstead, Marketing Manager, U.S. D Giles Limited P.O. Box 397 Wappingers Falls, N.Y. 12590 Tele: 845 298-7264 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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