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Robert Frank's "The Americans" Revised edition

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Looking in by Robert Frank

Book Awards

  • Shortlisted for And/Or Book Awards: Best Photography Book 2010.

Book Description

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9783865218063
ISBN-10: 3865218067
Format: Hardback
(291mm x 234mm x 56mm)
Pages: 528
Imprint: Steidl Verlag
Publisher: Steidl Publishers
Publish Date: 23-Mar-2009
Country of Publication: Germany

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