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Lee Friedlander: The Desert Seen [SIGNED]

Publisher: New York: D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, Inc., 1996
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 1881616754
Condition: As New (from Friedlander's personal archive) / As New
Item #: 111868



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First edition, first printing. Signed in black ink on the title page by Friedlander. Hardcover. Fine cloth, with dust jacket. 108 pp. with 94 tritone black and white reproductions. 11 x 12 inches.

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.


As New (from Friedlander's personal archive).


From the publisher: "This aptly titled volume is Friedlander's tribute to one of the most extraordinary landscapes of the American Southwest: the Sonoran Desert. A devotee of wild places since his boyhood in the Olympia Mountains of Washington, Friedlander brings to the desert an artist's sense of wonder and a woodsman's eye for detail. His camera embraces the textures of rounded cactus, twisted trees, and harsh rock, in a body of work that redefines and renews the tradition of landscape photography."