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Frank, Robert
The Americans
Grove Press, Inc, New York, 1959. First American edition. Introduction by Jack Kerouac. 83 black-and-white photographs printed in gravure. [iv], vi, [170] pp. Oblong 8vo. "In The Americans Frank has given us a vision of the United States that is as true or untrue as we care to make it. What is certain is that it changed the face of photography in the documentary mode . it 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 Frank's masterpiece" (Parr/Badger). Roth 101, pp. 150-1; Parr/Badger I, p. 247; The Open Book, pp. 176-7 Publisher's black cloth, spine lettered in gilt, black-and-white photo-illustrated dust-jacket, color collage by Alfred Leslie on back panel. Jacket lightly toned, rubbing to publisher's name at foot of spine, several nicks, short closed tear to front panel and spine folds Introduction by Jack Kerouac. 83 black-and-white photographs printed in gravure. [iv], vi, [170] pp. Oblong 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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