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The Americans

Livres > Livres d'art

Robert Frank
2017

With a text by Jack Kerouac

Publisher: Steidl Verlag

Language: English

Medium: Hardcover, clothbound

Size: 18,4 x 20,9 cm

Pages: 180

10th edition

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First published in France in 1958, then in the United States in 1959, Robert Frank’s The Americans changed the course of twentieth-century photography. In 83 photographs, Frank looked beneath the surface of American life to reveal a people plagued by racism, ill-served by their politicians, and rendered numb by a rapidly expanding culture of consumption. Yet he also found novel areas of beauty in simple, overlooked corners of American life. And it was not just Frank’s subject matter – cars, jukeboxes, and even the road itself – that redefined the icons of America; it was also his seemingly intuitive, immediate, off-kilter style, as well as his method of brilliantly linking his photographs together thematically, conceptually, formally, and linguistically, that made The Americans so innovative. More of an ode or a poem than a literal document, the book is as powerful and provocative today as it was fifty-six years ago.

Robert Frank est un photographe américain dont l’influence considérable ne saurait être remise en cause aujourd’hui. Né à Zurich en 1924, il découvre la photographie de manière ...Continuez à lire

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