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Like a One-Eyed Cat: Photographs by Lee Friedlander 1956-1987

Publisher: New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., in association with the Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington, 1989
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 0810912740
Condition: Fine / Near Fine
Item #: 111369



First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Yellow cloth-covered boards, with title stamped in silver on spine, with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs by Friedlander. Essay by Rod Slemmons. A selected bibliography, list of exhibitions and awards is also included. 120 pp. with 153 tritone plates. 11-3/4 x 12-1/4 inches.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition Like a One-Eyed Cat: Photographs by Lee Friedlander 1956-1987 in 1989 at the Seattle Art Museum (traveled to numerous venues).

[Cited in Peter Galassi, Friedlander. (New York: MoMA, 2005), "Books, Special Editions, and Portfolios" (pp. 444-459), #24.]

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 (rubbing and wear to the extremities).


A beautifully reproduced first major retrospective monograph of Friedlander's work over a 30-year period. Includes works from Friedlander's previous publications including Self-Portrait (1970), The American Monument (1976), Photographs (1978), Flowers and Trees (1981), Factory Valleys (1981), Portraits (1985) and Cray at Chippewa Falls (1987).