Bound in the publisher's original cloth covered boards. Lightly rubbed extremities of dust jacket. Very light toning at top and bottom edges of dust jacket panels. Profusely illustrated. Bookseller Inventory # 9023753
Synopsis: Contemporary America is revealed in candid, unconventional photographs
Review: Armed with a camera and a fresh cache of film and bankrolled by a Guggenheim Foundation grant, Robert Frank crisscrossed the United States during 1955 and 1956. The photographs he brought back form a portrait of the country at the time and hint at its future. He saw the hope of the future in the faces of a couple at city hall in Reno, Nevada, and the despair of the present in a grimy roofscape. He saw the roiling racial tension, glamour, and beauty, and, perhaps because Frank himself was on the road, he was particularly attuned to Americans' love for cars. Funeral-goers lean against a shiny sedan, lovers kiss on a beach blanket in front of their parked car, young boys perch in the back seat at a drive-in movie. A sports car under a drop cloth is framed by two California palm trees; on the next page, a blanket is draped over a car accident victim's body in Arizona.
Robert Frank's Americans reappear 40 years after they were initially published in this exquisite volume by Scalo. Each photograph (there are more than 80 of them) stands alone on a page, while the caption information is included at the back of the book, allowing viewers an unfettered look at the images. Jack Kerouac's original introduction, commissioned when the photographer showed the writer his work while sitting on a sidewalk one night outside of a party, provides the only accompanying text. Kerouac's words add narrative dimension to Frank's imagery while in turn the photographs themselves perfectly illustrate the writer's own work.
Title: The Americans; Photographs by Robert Frank.
Publication Date: 1978
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: near fine
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Book Description Aperture, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+. Slight browning and couple tiny tears to jacket. Seller Inventory # 093379
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Book Description Aperture, Inc, New York, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Reprint. 179pp. Black cloth oblong hardcover with white spine title, page edges show foxing, dustjacket has minimal edge-wear and slight interior foxing. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Seller Inventory # 002251
Book Description New York: Aperture, 1978. Hardcover with dustjacket; 182 pages, very good condition, dj lightly yellowed at edges and spine; there are three long but light scratches to front cover of dj when held at angle to light; internally fine; no internal marks. Seller Inventory # ThFrNe150
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