Looking In: Robert Frank, The Americans (Expanded Edition)
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Looking In: Robert Frank, The Americans (Expanded Edition)

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Published to accompany a major exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2009 and 2010, Looking In: Robert Frank's The Americans celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of this prescient book. Drawing on newly examined archival sources, it provides a fascinating in-depth examination of the making of the photographs and the books construction, using vintage contact sheets, work prints, and letters that literally chart Frank's journey around the country on a Guggenheim grant in 1955/56. Curator and editor Sarah Greenough and her colleagues also explore the roots of The Americans in Frank's earlier books, which are abundantly illustrated here, and in books by photographers Walker Evans, Bill Brandt, and others. The eighty-three original photographs from The Americans are presented in sequence in as near vintage prints as possible. The catalogue concludes with an examination of Frank's later reinterpretations and deconstructions of The Americans, bringing full circle the history of this resounding entry in the annals of photography.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 528 pages
  • 243.84 x 297.18 x 55.88mm | 3,311.21g
  • Steidl Publishers
  • Steidl Verlag
  • Gottingen, Germany
  • English
  • Expanded ed.
  • 108 color, 168 tritone and 120 duotone plates
  • 3865218067
  • 9783865218063
  • 34,449

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Like the exhibition, the catalog for "Looking in" was distinguished by its rigorous scholarship. Its expanded, special edition, which included the full contents of "The Americans," as well as scholarly essays, facsimiles of contact sheets, photographer notes and correspondences, and other archival materials, functioned much like a massive and comprehensive finding guide, though limited to only one of Mr. Frank's projects.--Maurice Berger "The New York Times - Lens " Like the exhibition, the catalog for -Looking in- was distinguished by its rigorous scholarship. Its expanded, special edition, which included the full contents of -The Americans,- as well as scholarly essays, facsimiles of contact sheets, photographer notes and correspondences, and other archival materials, functioned much like a massive and comprehensive finding guide, though limited to only one of Mr. Frank's projects.--Maurice Berger -The New York Times - Lens -show more

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