Publisher: Santa Fe, New Mexico: Radius Books, 2008
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Soft cover
Condition: New / New
Item #: 106064
First edition, first printing. Signed in black ink on the half-title page by Friedlander. Soft cover. Heavy cardboard wrappers with title blind-stamped on cover, with photographically-illustrated dust jacket with tipped-in duotone plate on debossed dust jacket front. Photographs by Lee Friedlander. Foreword by Andrew Smith. Essay by Emily Ballew Neff. Designed by Skolkin + Chickey. 76 pp., with 51 duotone plates finely printed in China on heavy matte art paper by Oceanic Graphic Printing, Inc., from separations by Thomas Palmer. 12-1/4 x 11-3/8 inches. This first edition was limited to 2300 copies.
Published in conjunction with an exhibition at Andrew Smith Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Lee Friedlander’s work is widely known for transforming our visual understanding of contemporary American culture. Known for passionately embracing all subject matter, Friedlander photographed nearly every facet of American life from the 1950s to the present. From factories in Pennsylvania, to the jazz scene in New Orleans, to the deserts of the Southwest, Friedlander's complex formal visual strategies continue to influence the way we understand, analyze, and experience modern American experience. Friedlander's work continues to influence photographic practice internationally, in part due to the heightened sense of self-awareness that is a trademark of so many of his photographs and in part because of his ability to embrace wide-ranging subject matter, always interpreting it in an elegance that hadn't existed prior to his work.
New (opened only for signature).
From the publisher: "Pioneering photographer Lee Friedlander has been making images of what he calls 'the American social landscape' for more than 50 years. His influence reaches across several generations -- through pivotal exhibitions such as The Museum of Modern Art's 2005 retrospective, and through his own specific feel for the book format, evident from the first (self-published) monograph of 1970, Self-Portrait, to recent volumes such as Apples & Olives, Cherry Blossom Time in Japan and Frederick Law Olmsted Landscapes. Friedlander has been visiting Albuquerque, Santa Fe and the Northern New Mexico environs since the late 1960s, and this new volume of work presents a sequence of images made during his travels in the region between the mid-90s and the present. Armed with his signature Hasselblad camera and wandering the back roads in an assortment of rental cars, Friedlander has journeyed from the Plaza of Santa Fe to the adobe-strewn neighborhood barrios and out into the gorgeous, high-altitude desert that surrounds this fabled city. In Lee Friedlander: New Mexico, we see the same attentive curiosity that we've come to expect from this American master who is so adept at creating unity out of diverse shapes and tones in the two-dimensional picture plane."