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    Joel Sternfeld: American Prospects (Hardback) By (author) Joel Sternfeld, By (author) Kerry Brougher, By (author) Andy Grundberg

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    DescriptionOriginally published in 1987, Joel Sternfeld's now-classic view of America is here remastered, redesigned, and reprinted at a larger, brighter, truer scale. Finally, photography and offset printing techniques have caught up with Sternfeld's eye, and this new edition of American Prospects succeeds in presenting Sternfeld's most seminal work as it has always meant to be shown. A specially-commissioned essay by Kerry Brougher, Chief Curator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, considers the historical context in which Sternfeld was working and the pivotal role that American Prospects has played in the course of contemporary filmmaking and art photography. In American Prospects, a fireman shops for a pumpkin while a house burns in the background; a group of motorcyclists stop at the side of the road to take in a stunning, placid view of Bear Lake, Utah; the high-tech world headquarters of the Manville Corporation sits in picturesque Colorado, obscured by a defiant boulder; a lone basketball net stands in the desert near Lake Powell in Arizona; and a cookie-cutter suburban housing settlement rests squarely amongst rolling hills in Pendleton, Oregon. Sternfeld's photographic tour of America is a search for the truth of a country not just as it exists in a particular era but as it is in its ever-evolving essence. It is a sad poem, but also a funny and generous one, recognizing endurance, poignant beauty, and determination within its sometimes tense, often ironic juxtapositions of man and nature, technology and ruin. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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    Joel Sternfeld
    American Prospects
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Joel Sternfeld, By (author) Kerry Brougher, By (author) Andy Grundberg
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 136
    Width: 299 mm
    Height: 380 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 2,080 g
    ISBN 13: 9783882439151
    ISBN 10: 3882439157

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: PHO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.4
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: AJCR, AJB
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15870
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 04
    B&T General Subject: 625
    LC classification: TR
    BISAC V2.8: PHO000000
    Abridged Dewey: 770
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB
    LC classification: TR647
    Libri: FOTO2500, P0039727, USAA5006
    DC22: 779.3673
    Thema V1.0: AJCD, AJF
    12004, New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    65 colour illustrations
    Steidl Publishers
    Imprint name
    Steidl Verlag
    Publication date
    01 May 2012
    Publication City/Country