The Little Screens.  Photographs by Lee Friedlander. Text by Walker Evans.

The Little Screens.

Photographs by Lee Friedlander. Text by Walker Evans.
Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, USA, 2001. 96 pp., 34 duotone illustrations, 9½x9½".

Signed copies available!

Out of Print.

Fine condition.

Publisher's Description

The Little Screens is a revered and influential body of early work by Lee Friedlander, but it has never before been brought together in its entirety. The book's title refers to the television screens housed in motel rooms and other nondescript rooms of anonymous character spread throughout the country during the 1960s. Each screen vividly transmits images of popular culture icons, political figures, or minor celebrities of the times. The environments are iconographic ghost-rooms filled with bland furniture-rooms without personality, rooms that could be, and are, anywhere and everywhere. The Little Screens and their environments weave a narrative of a peripatetic photographer moving through the landscape of 1960s America, and the melancholy, yet sometimes comic quality of life lived on the road. They provide a look at the 1960s as so many people saw it: beamed into their televisions and flickering across their living rooms. The book's preface was written by the legendary Walker Evans after he saw the photographs in 1963.


Limited Edition of 100 copies, signed and numbered by Lee Friedlander, and contained in a green-tinted, heavy acrylic slipcase.

As New condition.

Lee Friedlander has had a distinguished career as a photographer. Among his many awards are a MacArthur Foundation Award, the grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, and three Guggenheim Fellowships. He has published several books, among them Self-Portrait, American Musicians, Letters From the People, and The Desert Seen. He lives in New York State.

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