Robert Frank: The Americans

Robert Frank: The Americans

Description

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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Details

Author(s)
Robert Frank, Jack Kerouac
Format
Hardback | 180 pages
Dimensions
184 x 209 x 25.4mm | 780g
Publication date
09 Jul 2009
Publisher
Steidl Publishers
Imprint
Steidl Verlag
Publication City/Country
Gottingen, Germany
Language
English
Edition
Special edition
Edition Statement
50th Anniversary Edition
Illustrations note
Illustrated in tritone throughout
ISBN10
386521584X
ISBN13
9783865215840
Bestsellers rank
1,106