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Hardback, 5.5 x 7.75 in. / 40 pgs / 36 tritone.

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Catalog: SPRING 2008 p. 90   

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Robert Frank: Zero Mostel Reads a Book


The female subject absorbed in a book has prompted masterworks from Vermeer, Monet, Vuillard and Matisse, among many others. Less often portrayed are men in the act of reading--even Manet’s portrait of Émile Zola depicts the writer staring away from his open volume. Is it the supposed passivity of this act that has discouraged men from modeling it? This mini-genre remains even less explored yet by photographers, though it surely offers the supreme opportunity for coaxing subjects of either sex into unself-consciousness, if not outright reverie. In Zero Mostel Reads a Book, Robert Frank takes a male comic actor for his subject but flouts the genre’s quietist sobriety in every way possible. Mostel is depicted in cartoonish dimensions, bemused, baffled and apoplectic, as he makes his way through an unidentified hardback volume, while seated at a table or on a sofa in a large lounge area. First published in 1963 by The New York Times “for the fun of it” and a collector’s item ever since, this lovely publication relates a series of theatrical and playful vignettes in which Mostel’s most famous roles--Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Max Bialystock in The Producers--are clearly signaled. It is a delightful moment of slapstick in the Frank oeuvre.
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ROBERT FRANK: LONDON/WALES

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ISBN: 9783958290396 | US $45.00

Pub Date: 11/20/2018
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Robert Frank: The Lines of My Hand

ROBERT FRANK: THE LINES OF MY HAND

Text by Robert Frank.

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ISBN: 9783958293205 | US $35.00

Pub Date: 2/27/2018
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ROBERT FRANK: LEON OF JUDA

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ISBN: 9783958293113 | US $30.00

Pub Date: 11/21/2017
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Robert Frank: Books and Films

ROBERT FRANK: BOOKS AND FILMS

Edited with text by Alex Rühle. Text by Philip Brookman, Robert Frank, Sarah Greenough, Gerhard Steidl.

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ISBN: 9783869309866 | US $25.00

Pub Date: 1/24/2017
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Robert Frank: Hold Still, Keep Going

ROBERT FRANK: HOLD STILL, KEEP GOING

Edited by Ute Eskildsen. Text by Ute Eskildsen, Christoph Ribbat, Wolfgang Beilenhoff. Interview by Ute Eskildsen.

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ISBN: 9783869309040 | US $40.00

Pub Date: 11/22/2016
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Robert Frank: Film Works

ROBERT FRANK: FILM WORKS

Edited by Laura Israel.

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ISBN: 9783958290365 | US $175.00

Pub Date: 10/25/2016
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Robert Frank: What We Have Seen

ROBERT FRANK: WHAT WE HAVE SEEN

Text by Robert Frank, Ayumi Yamazaki.

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ISBN: 9783958290952 | US $30.00

Pub Date: 3/22/2016
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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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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: Park / Sleep

ROBERT FRANK: PARK / SLEEP

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ISBN: 9783869305851 | US $30.00

Pub Date: 1/30/2013
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Robert Frank: Pangnirtung

ROBERT FRANK: PANGNIRTUNG

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ISBN: 9783869301983 | US $40.00

Pub Date: 2/1/2011
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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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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.

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783869307350 | US $55.00

Pub Date: 11/30/2014
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