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Fields of Vision: The Photographs of Marion Post WolcottThe Library of Congress

Published by GILES in association with The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

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Published — (UK and USA)

Dimensions — 64 pages, 180 x 180mm (7 1/8 x 7 1/8 in.)

Illustrations — 55 colour illustrations

Format — Paperback

ISBN — 978-1-904832-41-6

Book Details (pdf) — Fields_of_Vision_AI3.pdf

Press Release — Evocative images of a vanished world

News  —  Photographs that document the human condition

Sales Points

"Modestly presented and priced the books nonetheless punch above their weight, and this edition is no exception" Diane Smyth, British Journal of Photography

“I was given freedom to—well, document America.” Marion Post Wolcott

“What you see from the photographs is that Post’s range was wider than might be supposed from an acquaintance limited to her more familiar images. Everywhere are surprizes and experiments that, in all likelihood, never occurred to her as being in the least bit experimental.” Francine Prose on Marion Post Wolcott

About the Book

This book is part of a completely new photography series, featuring The Library of Congress’ internationally renowned collection of Farm Security Administration (FSA) and Office of War Information (OWI) photographs which provide a unique view of American life during the Great Depression and Second World War. Fields of Vision: The Photographs of Marion Post Wolcott includes an introduction to her life and 50 evocative images selected from her work, offering a glimpse of her inspiring and experimental style that became far more than reportage.

About the Author(s)

Francine Prose is the author of thirteen books of fiction, including the novel Blue Angel (2001), a finalist for the National Book Award, and A Changed Man (2005). A recipient of numerous grants and awards, including Guggenheim and Fulbright fellowships, she was a Director’s Fellow at the Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library. She is currently president of PEN American Center. Amy Pastan is an independent editor and book packager. She was formerly a staff editor at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and acquisitions editor at the Smithsonian Institution Press, where she developed award-winning books on photography and fine arts.