1st Pantheon ed.
First published in France in 1958, then the United States in 1959, Robert Frank's The Americans changed the course of twentieth-century photography. In eighty-three 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 his 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-five years ago.
|Grouped Work ID||430c3ed5-ad25-d8d5-42c4-10f7174eb454|
|Grouping Author||frank robert|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-10-16 04:11:29AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-10-16 04:16:40AM|
|detailed_location_aacpl||Glen Burnie Library - Nonfiction|
|owning_library_aacpl||Anne Arundel County Public Library|
|owning_location_aacpl||Glen Burnie Library|
U. S. -- Description and travel
U. S. -- Social life and customs -- Pictorial works
United States -- Pictorial works
United States -- Social life and customs -- 1945-1970 -- Pictorial works
|title_full||The Americans / Robert Frank ; introduction by Jack Kerouac|
|topic_facet||Description and travel|
Social life and customs