Robert Frank: The Americans

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Price
$40.00  $36.80
Publisher
Steidl
Publish Date
Pages
180
Dimensions
8.5 X 7.5 X 1.0 inches | 1.75 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9783865215840

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About the Author

Jack Kerouac (1922-1969) was an American novelist, poet, and, with Allen Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs, a central figure of the Beat Generation. He was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, of French-Canadian parents and briefly attended Columbia University before falling in with a group of friends that would eventually define a literary movement. Big Sur is considered by many critics to be his finest literary achievement.

Reviews

His work is revolutionary in showing an America that was not seen, but also creating a way of seeing in photography that was new, powerful and charged.--Ken Light "San Francisco Chronicle "
...Robert Frank changed history with the 83 images that appeared in his stark breakthrough "The Americans.--Sam Whiting "SFGate "
That is the miracle of great socially committed art: It addresses our sources of deepest unease, helps us to confront what we cannot organize or explain by making all of it unforgettable.--Nicholas Dawidoff "The New York Times Magazine "
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 "
The photographs from his seminal book The Americans, which took a critical look at our nation's life in the 1950s, are timeless. His work continues to inspire new generations to follow his path to see what is invisible in America.--L'Oeil de la Photographie
[Frank] pioneered a whole new subject matter that we [now] define as icons: cars, jukeboxes, even the road itself.--Scott Indrisek "Artsy "
The Americans challenged the presiding midcentury formula for photojournalism. Mr. Frank's photographs -- of lone individuals, teenage couples, groups at funerals and odd spoors of cultural life -- were cinematic, immediate, off-kilter and grainy, like early television transmissions of the period.--Philip Gefter "New York Times "
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