FRANK, ROBERT

PUBLISHER
STEIDL

BOOK FORMAT
Clth, 8.25 x 7.25 in. / 180 pgs / 83 tritone.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 5/15/2008
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CATALOG: SPRING 2008 p. 12   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9783865215840 TRADE
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EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

Washington
National Gallery of Art, 01/18/08-04/26/09

San Francisco
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 05/17/09-08/23/09

New York
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 09/20/09-12/27/09

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Robert Frank: The Americans

Published by Steidl
Introduction by Jack Kerouac.

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 56 years ago.

FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 11/8/2014

Happy Birthday Robert Frank

Happy Birthday Robert Frank"What a poem this is, what poems can be written about a book of pictures some day by some young new writer high by candlelight bending over them describing every gray mysterious detail, the gray film that caught the actual pink juice of human kind. Whether 't is the milk of human kindness, Shakespeare meant, makes no difference when ou look at these pictures. Better than a show." On the occasion of Robert Frank's ninetieth birthday on Sunday, November 9, "Rodeo - New York City," and this excerpt from Jack Kerouac's 1959 Introduction are reproduced from Frank's seminal first photography book, The Americans. "The humor, the sadness, the EVERYTHING-ness and American-ness of these pictures!" Kerouac wrote. "Tall thin cowboy rolling butt outside Madison Garden New York for rodeo season, sad, spindly, unbelievable…" Robert Frank page. continue to blog


FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 11/7/2014

Robert Frank: The Americans

Robert Frank: The AmericansIn his 1959 introduction to Robert Frank's now-seminal photobook, The Americans, Jack Kerouac wrote, "Anybody doesnt like these pitchers dont like potry, see? Anybody dont like potry go home see Television shots of big hatted cowboys being tolerated by kind horses.
Robert Frank, Swiss, unobtrusive, nice, with that little camera that he raises and snaps with one hand he sucked a sad poem right out of America onto film, taking rank among the tragic poets of the world.
To Robert Frank I now give this message: You got eyes.
And I say: That little ole lonely elevator girl looking up and sighing in an elevator full of blurred demons, what's her name & address?" On November 9, Frank celebrates his ninetieth birthday. Happy birthday, Robert Frank.

"Elevator - Miami Beach" is reproduced from The Americans, seventh edition, published by Steidl. continue to blog


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Robert Frank: Household Inventory Record

ROBERT FRANK: HOUSEHOLD INVENTORY RECORD

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ISBN: 9783869306605 | US $35.00

Pub Date: 12/15/2013
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ISBN: 9783869301983 | US $40.00

Pub Date: 2/1/2011
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ISBN: 9783869305851 | US $30.00

Pub Date: 1/30/2013
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Robert Frank: Pull My Daisy

ROBERT FRANK: PULL MY DAISY

Contributions by Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, John Cohen.

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ISBN: 9783869304281 | US $35.00

Pub Date: 6/19/2012
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Robert Frank: Partida

ROBERT FRANK: PARTIDA

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ISBN: 9783869307954 | US $30.00

Pub Date: 9/30/2014
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Robert Frank: In America

ROBERT FRANK: IN AMERICA

Edited with text by Peter Galassi.

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ISBN: 9783869307350 | US $55.00

Pub Date: 11/30/2014
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Robert Frank: You Would

ROBERT FRANK: YOU WOULD

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ISBN: 9783869304182 | US $30.00

Pub Date: 1/15/2012
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Robert Frank: Valencia

ROBERT FRANK: VALENCIA

Edited by Vicente Todoli.

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ISBN: 9783869305028 | US $50.00

Pub Date: 10/31/2012
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Robert Frank: Tal uf Tal ab

ROBERT FRANK: TAL UF TAL AB

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ISBN: 9783869301013 | US $30.00

Pub Date: 8/1/2010
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