PUBLISHER
Steidl

BOOK FORMAT
Clth, 11.75 x 9 in. / 168 pgs / 134 bw.

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Pub Date
Forthcoming

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D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: FALL 2018 p. 132   

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ISBN 9783958295025 TRADE
List Price: $55.00 CDN $72.50

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David Freund: Playground Once


In 2003, as David Freund (born 1937) was driving to Missouri to see a 102-year-old friend, she died. Reflecting on their meeting when he was a child, he stopped in Illinois to photograph an old playground. Besides swings, teeter-totters and slides, there were war memorials, a picnic area, a cornfield and a baseball field. The moment launched a two-year odyssey to find and photograph such places. Freund soon realized playgrounds were an endangered species. In cities, because of safety and liability concerns, their apparatus, familiar to many childhoods, had largely been supplanted by bright structures of multicolored plastic and enameled steel. Freund focused on small towns where tradition, inertia and budget often permitted early playgrounds to survive. These were usually unoccupied, so children rarely appear in Freundís photographs, although alluded to in footprints, worn paint, and ruts under swings.


David Freund: Playground Once

STATUS: Forthcoming | 5/23/2023

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David Freund: Playground Once

DAVID FREUND: PLAYGROUND ONCE

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783958295025
USD $55.00
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Pub Date: 5/23/2023
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David Freund: Gas Stop

DAVID FREUND: GAS STOP

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783958291737
USD $125.00
| CAN $170

Pub Date: 4/25/2017
Active | In stock