Robert Frank: The Americans (SIGNED)
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The Americans. Robert Frank. Introduction by Jack Kerouac. Pantheon, New York, 1986. 177 pp. Small quarto. Fifth American edition (following the Grove Press, 1959 and Aperture, 1968, 1969 & 1978 editions. See the fine Photobook Club site for a concise publication history.)



Watch video of a panel discussion featuring writer Luc Sante, Barney Rosset (Grove Press publisher who issued the first American edition of The Americans in 1959), and Met curator Jeff Rosenheim talking about Frank's groundbreaking work during the 2009 Met Museum showing of, Looking In. Robert Frank's The Americans. First organized by the National Gallery, this show's catalogue offers the definitive scholarly examination of The Americans to date

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"...paved the way for three decades of photographs exploring the personal poetics of lived experience. Many memorable photobooks have been derived from this mass of material. None has been more memorable, more influential, nor more fully realized than Franks's masterpiece."--Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, The Photobook: A History, Vol. 1 Unlike the Grove Press edition published the following year, in legendary publisher Robert Delpire's first French edition--with its politically charged texts printed on pages facing the photos--Frank's acerbic documentary of post-war American life comes across more as a biting exposé of the ennui and provincialism lurking beneath the surface than as a "sad poem sucked out of America," in Kerouac's famous words.

Fine-/Near Fine+; scattered foxing to jacket and preliminary pages; tiny scuff to lower page edges; trace of wear to jacket edges.
Robert Frank: The Americans (SIGNED) Robert Frank: The Americans (SIGNED)
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