Publisher: Tokyo: Rat Hole Gallery / Nobuhiko Kitamura, 2008
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 106399
First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Photographically illustrated paper-covered boards; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Lee Friedlander. Produced by Osamu Wataya. Edited by Koko Yamagishi. Designed by Toshio Shiratani (Nomade). Unpaginated (56 pp.), with 37 black-and-white plates finely printed in Japan by Daishinsha, under the direction of Tsuneo Shinki and Akio Kobayashi. 8-3/8 x 9-5/8 inches. This first edition was limited to 700 copies. Published on the occasion of an exhibition at Rat Hole Gallery, Tokyo. Out of print and scarce.
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.
Features excerpts from Friedlander's Self Portrait, Little Screen, Early Works, The American Monument, Portraits, Nudes, Letters from the People, Self Portrait 1990s, Architectural America, Stems and Landscape.