Publisher: New City, New York: Haywire Press, 1981
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Near Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 111022
First edition, first printing. Signed in black ink on the title page by Friedlander. Hardcover. Fine violet cloth-covered outer boards with title stamped in black on cover, with green cloth-covered interior boards enclosing spiral-bound sheets, no dust jacket as issued. Photographs and design by Friedlander. Typography by Katy Homans. Includes a list of plates. Unpaginated (88 pp.), with 40 plates printed on heavy matte art paper by Stinehour Press, Vermont, and Meriden Gravure Company, Meriden, Connecticut, from tritone separations made by Richard Benson. A large fold-over portfolio-like design with a special spiral binding by Robert Burlen & Son, Massachusetts. 14-3/8 x 11-1/4 inches. Out of print. Scarce. With exquisite reproductions, this is one of Friedlander's most beautifully designed and most difficult to find books. [Cited in Peter Galassi, Friedlander. (New York: MoMA, 2005), "Books, Special Editions, and Portfolios" (pp. 444-459), #14.]
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.
Near Fine (small abrasion at the top right edge and light soiling to lower of the front cloth-covered board, else Fine.
With exquisite reproductions, this is one of Friedlander's most beautifully designed and most difficult to find books. Gorgeous botanical photographs from Friedlander's travels in the United States, Japan, Europe and Mexico during the 1970s.