Skip to Main Content (Press Enter) Toggle side nav
Picturing a Nation: The Great Depression’s Finest Photographers Introduce America to Itself by Martin W. Sandler

Picturing a Nation: The Great Depression’s Finest Photographers Introduce America to Itself

Best Seller
Picturing a Nation: The Great Depression’s Finest Photographers Introduce America to Itself by Martin W. Sandler
Hardcover $24.99
Oct 12, 2021 | ISBN 9781536215250

Also available from:

  • Oct 12, 2021 | ISBN 9781536215250 | 10-14 years

    Also available from:

*This title is not eligible for purchase to earn points nor for redemption with your code in the Reader Rewards program

Product Details

Praise

It is not often that I read a book and all I can say is, "Wow!" This is such a book. . . . Not only are the photographs striking, Sandler’s surrounding narrative of the events, the photographers, and the history of this time period is mesmerizing. The content of these pages tells the story of a work of love and of art by a group of people from all across America that may never be recreated. I cannot praise this title enough.
—School Library Connection (starred review)

Though the photographs, organized geographically, speak for themselves, Sandler’s choice of framing materials—quotes from the artists and photography critics—affirm the images’ importance as historical documents over what makes the images “good.” It’s a useful resource, collecting images that continue to define certain national visions and mythologies (small towns as “America’s Heartland”; farmers as the country’s “backbone”).
—Publishers Weekly

Get the latest updates from Martin W. Sandler
And go from well-read to best read with book recs, deals and more in your inbox every week.
And go from well-read to best read with book recs, deals and more in your inbox every week.
By clicking SIGN UP, I acknowledge that I have read and agree to Penguin Random House’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
Dismiss
Thanks!
Something awesome is on its way.
Back to Top