Publisher: San Francisco: Fraenkel Gallery, 2000
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 111010
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First edition, first printing. Limited edition of 600 numbered copies, signed by Friedlander. Hardcover. Cloth, with tipped-in plate, no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Lee Friedlander. Text by John Szarkowski. 96 pp. with 77 duotone plates, beautifully printed by Meridian Printing, Rhode Island from separations made by Richard Benson. 9-1/4 x 9 inches. Out of print.
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.
From the publisher: "Lee Friedlander has documented a lifetime in photographs, creating a thick and diverse body of work which has left an indelible imprint on the medium he helped to fortify. Among his most important subjects - once at the beginning of his career, and now thirty years later - is himself. With the photographic cornerstone of a monograph, Self-Portrait, originally published in 1970, Friedlander created an archetype for self-imaging. Three decades later Friedlander re-acquainted himself with the far side of the camera."