Robert Frank: The Americans

Robert Frank: The Americans

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First published in France in 1958, then the United States in 1959, Robert Frank's The Americans changed the course of twentieth-century photography. In eighty-three photographs, Frank looked beneath the surface of American life to reveal a people plagued by racism, ill-served by their politicians, and rendered numb by a rapidly expanding culture of consumption. Yet he also found novel areas of beauty in simple, overlooked corners of American life. And it was not just his subject matter cars, jukeboxes, and even the road itself that redefined the icons of America; it was also his seemingly intuitive, immediate, off-kilter style, as well as his method of brilliantly linking his photographs together thematically, conceptually, formally, and linguistically, that made The Americans so innovative. More of an ode or a poem than a literal document, the book is as powerful and provocative today as it was fifty-five years ago.

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  • Hardback | 180 pages
  • 182.88 x 213.36 x 25.4mm | 771.1g
  • Steidl Publishers
  • Steidl Verlag
  • GottingenGermany
  • English
  • Special edition
  • Special edition
  • black & white illustrations
  • 386521584X
  • 9783865215840
  • 3,179

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The exhibition is as comprehensive as it is ephemeral featuring a wealth of photographs, all of Frank's books since 1947, and his films that he began focusing on in the early 1960s.--Lisa Contag"Artinfo" (04/21/2015)

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