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Concini and the Squirrel

Peter Campbell, 24 May 1990

Innumeracy 
by John Allen Paulos.
135 pp., £12.95, November 1989, 0 670 83008 9
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The Culture of Print 
edited by Roger Chartier.
351 pp., £35, September 1989, 0 7456 0575 3
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Symbols of Ideal Life 
by Maren Stange.
Cambridge, 190 pp., £25, June 1989, 0 521 32441 6
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TheLines of My Hand 
by Robert Frank.
£30, September 1989, 0 436 16256 3
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... which give visual substance to the generalities – tragic or uplifting – of American history. Maren Stange considers the original context of some of these icons and the circumstances of their making and editing. The photographers whose work she deals with are in the American social-documentary tradition: Jacob Riis, who took pictures of New York ...

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