Publisher: New York: The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA, New York), 2005
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Fine / Near Fine
Item #: 111012
First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Black cloth-covered boards with title stamped in yellow on spine, with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs by Lee Friedlander. Essays by Peter Galassi and Richard Benson. Edited by David Frankel. Includes a note on the prints, an extensive, illustrated and annotated bibliography of Friedlander's books, special editions and portfolios compiled by Dalia Azim, a chronology, artist's bibliography and list of plates. Designed by Katy Homans. 480 pp., profusely illustrated with 850 images (approximately 350 duotone plates from separations by Thomas Plamer, and 25 color illustrations), printed on 150 gsm New-G Matt art paper by Oceanic Graphic Printing, Inc., China. 13 x 12 inches.
Published on the occasion of the 2005 major retrospective exhibition "Friedlander" at The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
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.
Fine in Near Fine dust jacket (slight bump to lower right corner, not affecting boards).
From the publisher: "Lee Friedlander is one of the most important of the 1960s generation of photographers for whom the posture of disinterested objectivity served as a vehicle for passionate personal inquiries. His large body of work-he most often produces extended series of pictures on a chosen theme, then publishes them in book form-is broad in subject matter and supple and complex in style, and focuses on what he calls America's 'social landscape.' At the same time, he has pursued a playful dialogue with artistic tradition-as though open-eyed curiosity about the world, and a sophisticated taste for the wiles of picture-making were one and the same thing. Lee Friedlander takes a deep critical look at Friedlander's abundantly productive career. Including over 500 photographs grouped by series, and an incisive essay by Peter Galassi, Chief Curator of Photography at The Museum of Modern Art, this oversized publication is the most comprehensive review of the photographer's career to date."