The Americans

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Publisher:
Pantheon Books,
Pub. Date:
[1986], c1958.
Edition:
1st Pantheon ed.
Language:
English
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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.
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9783865215840
9780394549774
9780394742564
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Grouping Title americans
Grouping Author frank robert
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Last Grouping Update 2018-08-19 04:47:14AM
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