Lee Friedlander: Factory Valleys. Photographs by Lee Friedlander. Afterword by Leslie George Katz. SIGNED. First edition. Hardbound. Edition of 1000 copies. Squarish quarto. 62 duotone offset lithographic reproductions. New York, Callaway Editions, 1982. 80 pp.
This 1982 Friedlander book is a selection of work he did while on commission for the Akron Art Institute in 1979. During this time, Friedlander photographed the towns and workers in and around the Ohio River Valley. Friedlander's sharp eye, formal brilliance and wit combine to form insight into the contemporary social and industrial landscape. "Not since the Great Depression has a series of images shown the factory world with the clarity that this book does." - Leslie Katz in the afterword.
Corners slightly bumped. Some sun-fading to boards. Some smudges on second and third pages. Otherwise Fine.