The Americans. Photographs by Robert Frank. Introduction by Jack Kerouac. New York, Pantheon, 1986. First Pantheon edition. Oblong quarto. Hardbound with pictorial dust jacket. 83 black-and-white photos. Printed under the direct supervision of Frank.
Since the first publication of The Americans in 1958, Franks' subtle, telling images have made this one of the most influential monographs ever produced. "The enormous power of Frank's 1950s photographs, which are one of modern art's magnificient achievements, lies in their being at once a social epic and a personal lament...[They] have become a standard." Leo Rubinfien, Art in America
Slight bumps to lower corners of boards; very light foxing to base of dust jacket spine. Otherwise a beautiful, tight, Fine copy.