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The Resource Pirkle Jones : California photographs

Pirkle Jones : California photographs

Label
Pirkle Jones : California photographs
Title
Pirkle Jones
Title remainder
California photographs
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For almost sixty years Pirkle Jones has chronicled the people, politics, and landscape of Northern California-a "promised land" which has long held sway in the American cultural imagination. Within the confines of that locale, he has unearthed a universe of beauty and meaning, photographing everything from flea-market finds to some of the most important American social movements of the second half of the twentieth century. Operating primarily within a social-documentary framework, Jones has made images characterized by sensitivity and acute observation. With uncanny prescience, a sense of urgency, and a sympathetic eye, Jones often plays the dual roles of artist and witness, combining portraiture, landscapes, and architectural photographs to create thorough documents of social structure and upheaval. Among the photo-essays included in Pirkle Jones: California Photographs are a compassionate and controversial piece on the Black Panther Party in the San Francisco Bay Area, Jones's portraits of the Sausalito houseboat community known as Gate 5, and a notable 1956 photo-essay done in collaboration with Dorothea Lange photographing the destruction and dislocation of the Berryessa Valley before it was flooded on completion of the Monticello Dam. Produced as a single issue of Aperture magazine in 1960 under the name "Death of a Valley", this essay remains a powerful testament to the price of progress. The book also includes Jones's work from the last few decades, in which he shifted his focus to an extended series of elegant, contemplative landscapes. A biographical essay by curator Tim B. Wride frames Jones and his work within the context of photographic history, the people he collaborated with-including Ansel Adams as well as Lange-and the great scope of Californian life
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1914-2009
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jones, Pirkle
Dewey number
779/.99794
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
TR820.5
LC item number
.J66 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jones, Pirkle
  • Jones, Pirkle
  • Documentary photography
  • Photography
  • Documentary photography
  • Photography
  • California
Label
Pirkle Jones : California photographs
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/hol021/2001090659.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 132-135)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Landscape
  • Reconciling California the Rediscovery of Pirkle Jones by Tim B. Wride
  • San Francisco
  • Death of a Valley
  • Walnut Grove
  • Black Panthers
  • Gate Five
  • Flea Market
  • Rocks and Marshes
  • Mount Tamalpais
Control code
ocm49726538
Dimensions
32 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
135 pages
Isbn
9780893819491
Lccn
2001090659
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o49726538
  • (OCoLC)49726538
Label
Pirkle Jones : California photographs
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/hol021/2001090659.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 132-135)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Landscape
  • Reconciling California the Rediscovery of Pirkle Jones by Tim B. Wride
  • San Francisco
  • Death of a Valley
  • Walnut Grove
  • Black Panthers
  • Gate Five
  • Flea Market
  • Rocks and Marshes
  • Mount Tamalpais
Control code
ocm49726538
Dimensions
32 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
135 pages
Isbn
9780893819491
Lccn
2001090659
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o49726538
  • (OCoLC)49726538

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