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Lee Friedlander: In the Picture: Self-Portraits 1958-2011 [SIGNED]

Publisher: New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Art Gallery and Yale University Press, 2011
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780300177299
Condition: As New (from Friedlander's personal archive) / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 112057



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First edition, first printing. Signed in black ink on the title page by Friedlander. Hardcover. Photographically illustrated matte "rubber-like" paper-covered boards, no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Friedlander. Afterword by Richard Benson. Brief excerpt from a letter to Lee Friedlander from John Childs, October 15, 2010. Designed by Katy Homans. 380 pp., with over 400 plates printed by Meridian Printing under the supervision of Daniel Frank, from duotone separations by Thomas Palmer. 8-3/4 x 9-3/4 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: "Lee Friedlander (b. 1934) has been tackling the challenge of self-portraiture throughout his prolific career. What began as an unorthodox investigation of the genre has become a masterful engagement spanning five decades. In this extraordinary compilation, which includes hundreds of previously unpublished pictures, we follow the famous photographer through the years as his personal and creative lives unfold and intertwine. Produced to the highest production standards and featuring over 400 duotone images--from his first self-portraits, taken with cable release in hand, to recent images of the photographer with his family and extended network of friends--In the Picture explores Friedlander’s various guises throughout a rich and colorful life."