Publisher: New City, New York: Haywire Press, 1981
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: As New (from Friedlander's personal archive) / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 112037
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Special limited edition of 100 signed and numbered copies (print is signed and numbered, not the book), plus 10 artist's copies, with one loose vintage gelatin silver print "Kyoto, Japan, 1977" (pl. 12 in the trade edition). Signed and numbered in pencil on verso. Copyright stamp in black ink on verso. Image 7-5/8 x 11-1/4 inches. Print enclosed in green cloth fold-over enclosure mounted inside the book's front cover. Edition is housed in a violet cloth-covered slipcase.
ABOUT THE BOOK: First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Burnt sienna cloth-covered boards (for the special edition), with title stamped in black on cover; spiral-bound (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. [See: Peter Galassi, Friedlander. (New York: MoMA, 2005), "Books, Special Editions, and Portfolios" (pp. 444-459), #15.]
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).
Gorgeous botanical photographs from Friedlander's travels in the United States, Japan, Europe and Mexico during the 1970s.