Publisher: New York: Callaway Editions, Inc., 1982
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Fine / Near Fine
Item #: 111020
First edition, first printing. Signed by Friedlander. Hardcover. Moss-green cloth-covered boards, with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs by Lee Friedlander. Afterword by Leslie George Katz. Includes a list of plates. Designed by Nicholas Callaway and Anne Kennedy. Unpaginated (80 pp.), with 62 duotone plates exquisitely printed in 300-line offset lithography on fine matte art paper by the Meriden Gravure Company, Connecticut, from negatives by Richard M. A. Benson. 11-1/4 x 11-1/4 inches. This edition was limited to 1,000 unnumbered signed hardbound copies. Out of print. Scarce in the hardbound signed edition. [Cited in Peter Galassi, Friedlander. (New York: MoMA, 2005), "Books, Special Editions, and Portfolios" (pp. 444-459), #17.]
Fine in Near Fine dust jacket (some shelf wear and soiling; edge wear at the crown of the spine; 2-1/4-inch band of sunning to rear).
Considered by many (including the artist), to be Friedlander's best book! From the publisher: "In 1979, Friedlander was commissioned by the Akron Art Museum to document the industrial area of the Ohio River Valley. Over the course of the following year, he traveled in Ohio and Pennsylvania, photographing the towns, cities, factories, and workers. The result is not only a stunning reportage of the industrial heartland of America, but also an insightful portrait of the contemporary American social landscape, seen with Friedlander's unique blend of formal brilliance, elliptical wit, and acute perception. As Leslie Katz states in the afterword, 'Not since the Great Depression has a series of images shown the factory world with the clarity that this book does'."