The Americans

Book Cover
Average Rating
Pantheon Books,
Pub. Date:
[1986], c1958.
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.
Also in this Series
More Like This
More Details
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 430c3ed5-ad25-d8d5-42c4-10f7174eb454
Full title americans
Author frank robert
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-02-23 04:38:54AM
Last Indexed 2018-05-22 04:41:01AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Frank, Robert.
author_display Frank, Robert
available_at_aacpl Brooklyn Park Library
collection_aacpl ADULT
detailed_location_aacpl Brooklyn Park Library - Nonfiction
format_aacpl Book
format_category_aacpl Books
id 430c3ed5-ad25-d8d5-42c4-10f7174eb454
isbn 9780394549774, 9780394742564, 9783865215840
item_details ils:a39825|31997076233402|Brooklyn Park Library - Nonfiction|779 F|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Feb 20, 2018|BPK||
itype_aacpl Adult Nonfiction
last_indexed 2018-05-22T08:41:01.606Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_aacpl 779 F
owning_library_aacpl Anne Arundel County Public Library
owning_location_aacpl Brooklyn Park Library
primary_isbn 9783865215840
publishDate 1986
record_details ils:a39825|Book|Books|1st Pantheon ed.|English|Pantheon Books,|[1986], c1958.|174 p. : chiefly ill. ; 23 x 25 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_aacpl ils:a39825|31997076233402|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||
subject_facet Frank, Robert, Photographers, Photography, 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_display The Americans
title_full The Americans / Robert Frank ; introduction by Jack Kerouac
title_short The Americans
topic_facet Description and travel, Frank, Robert, Photographers, Photography, Social life and customs, U. S