Documentary Expression and Thirties America

Stott William
A comprehensive inquiry into the attitudes and ambitions that characterized the documentary impulse of the thirties. The subject is a large one, for it embraces (among much else) radical journalism, academic sociology, the esthetics of photography, Government relief programs, radio broadcasting, the literature of social work, the rhetoric of political... Read More
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A comprehensive inquiry into the attitudes and ambitions that characterized the documentary impulse of the thirties. The subject is a large one, for it embraces (among much else) radical journalism, academic sociology, the esthetics of photography, Government relief programs, radio broadcasting, the literature of social work, the rhetoric of political persuasion, and the effect of all these on the traditional arts of literature, painting, theater and dance. The great merit of Mr. Stott's study lies precisely in its wide-ranging view of this complex terrain.--Hilton Kramer, New York Times Book Review

[Scott] might be called the Aristotle of documentary. No one before him has so comprehensively surveyed the achievement of the 1930s, suggesting what should be admired, what condemned, and why; no one else has so persuasively furnished an aesthetic for judging the form.--Times Literary Supplement

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Publisher University of Chicago Press
ISBN-10 0226775593
ISBN-13 9780226775593
GTIN-13 9780226775593
GTIN-14 09780226775593
Author Stott William
Edition 1
Language Code eng
Page Count 386
Publication Date Jun 14, 1986
Dimension 5.37 in 7.95 in 0.93 in