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Robert Frank: The Americans

Robert Frank: The Americans


By (author) Robert Frank, By (author) Jack Kerouac

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  • Publisher: Steidl Verlag
  • Format: Hardback | 180 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 216mm x 25mm | 794g
  • Publication date: 6 September 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Gottingen
  • ISBN 10: 386521584X
  • ISBN 13: 9783865215840
  • Edition: Special edition
  • Edition statement: Special edition
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 3,026

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First published in France in 1958, then in the United States in 1959, Robert Frank's "The Americans" changed the course of twentieth-century photography. In 83 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 Frank's 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 56 years ago.

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