In the early 1950s, Robert Frank pioneered an original and sophisticated way of looking at the world--with uncompromising clarity and honesty--that has dominated the art of photography ever since. This beautifully designed and printed monograph is being published in association with Frank's major retrospective at the National Gallery of Art. 145 tritones. 15 color plates. 12 duotone illustrations.
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Robert Frank forever changed the art of photography and our visual lexicon with his epoch-defining book, The Americans. A set of gritty, haphazard, and intuitive photographs documenting America circa 1955, it brought Frank fame from which he promptly fled. Frank abandoned the hype and hubris of New York City for the privacy and primacy of Nova Scotia, the stasis of photography for the motion of movies. He also moved away from the overtly cultural and political perspective of his on-the-road photographs to more autobiographical themes, although, at every phase, he's been a chronicler of introspection and emotional tension. This focus emerges when Frank's work is seen in its entirety, which has just become possible with the opening of a retrospective exhibition and publication of this comprehensive and handsomely produced companion volume. Beginning with Frank's earliest photographs, taken in his native Switzerland, Moving Out traces his quest for freedom of vision and spontaneity of expression. While five excellent essays analyze various aspects of Frank's photographs, films, and videos, Frank himself emerges from these pages--restless, ornery, uncompromising, mournful (many later works express grief over the death of his daughter), and sentient. Donna SeamanFrom Library Journal:
This publication is the first broad survey of Frank, unanimously regarded as one of the most important postwar photographers. Compiled with the assistance of the artist himself, it features selections from his earlier well-known books (The Americans, The Lines of My Hand), lesser-known film stills, and recent, previously unpublished black-and-white and color composites. While necessarily selective, the chronological presentation manages to consolidate Frank's long career without sacrificing either the breadth of his themes or the pathos of the individual images. The reproductions are handsome and the layout unconventional and dramatic, presenting each work to its best artistic advantage. Given such perspective and scope, the weight and poetry of Frank's oeuvre are undeniable. The inclusion of insightful critical and biographical writings on the artist further enhance the work. A fine introduction for the uninitiated, this volume will remain a valuable archive even after a catalogue raisonne is produced.
Douglas McClemont, New York
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Book Description Distributed Art Pub Inc, Jackson, Tennessee, U.S.A., 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine/As New. Robert Frank Photos (illustrator). New First Edition HC copy, apparently unused. 320 pp., profusely illustrated with 145 tritones, 15 color plates and 12 duotone illustrations. Published in association with Frank's major retrospective in 1994 at the National Gallery of Art. This As New copy is strong and tight with clean bright pages throughout. No remainder mark. In an equally Fn DJ, protected in an archival mylar cover. No finer new copy for this price. Size: 11-7/8 x 9-1/2 Inches. Bookseller Inventory # 10-401081
Book Description Scalo Publishers, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111881616266
Book Description Scalo Publishers, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1881616266
Book Description Scalo Verlag, in association with the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Zürich (Zurich), 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine burgundy cloth-covered boards, with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs and films by Robert Frank. Foreword by Earl A. Powell III and texts (in English) by Philip Brookman, W.S. Di Piero, Martin Gasser, Sarah Greenough and John Hanhardt. Includes a chronology, list of selected exhibitions of photographs and films, list of films, list of works exhibited and bibliography. 336 pp. with numerous four-color plates and black and white reproductions. 11-3/4 x 9-1/2 inches.Published on the occasion of the 1994 exhibition Robert Frank: Moving Out at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (traveled to the Yokohama Museum of Art, Kunsthaus Zurich, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York and Lannan Foundation, Los Angeles). New in publisher's shrink-wrap. A flawless copy. The definitive monograph on Robert Frank's work. Bookseller Inventory # 100142