Publisher: New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Art Gallery and Yale University Press and Fondation A Stichting, Brussels, 2013
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 112073
Price is net to all; promotional discounts do not apply.
First edition, first printing. Signed with black ink on the dedication page by Friedlander. Hardcover. Photographically illustrated, matte rubber-like paper-covered boards, no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Friedlander. Designed by Katy Homans. 378 pp., with over 350 plates printed by Meridian Printing, East Greenwich, Rhode Island, under the supervision of Daniel Frank, from duotone separations made 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.
New (from Friedlander's personal archive).
From the publisher: "Designed and conceived to complement In the Picture, his 2011 volume of self-portraits, Lee Friedlander's Family in the Picture is the family album of one of the most restless and inventive figures in the history of photography. The sequence of over 350 pictures begins with images of Friedlander's wife, Maria, at the beginning of their marriage, and interweaves major life events such as births, weddings, and funerals with moments that are less outwardly momentous yet equally moving. Although some of the pictures are well known, the majority of images have only recently been unearthed from Friedlander's personal archive. This compendium of pictures, spanning over a half-century, chronicles the photographer's family with arresting frankness, poignancy, and a moral: that life goes on."