Lee Friedlander: Portraits (NYGS, 1985) [SIGNED]
Publisher: Boston: Little, Brown and Company / A New York Graphic Society Book, 1985
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: As New / As New
Item #: 112168
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First edition, first printing. Signed by Friedlander. Hardcover. Black cloth-covered boards with title stamped in silver on spine, with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs by Friedlander. Foreword by R.B. Kitaj. Includes a list of plates. Designed by Howard I. Gralla. Unpaginated, with 71 duotone plates, and 2 additional black-and-white frontispiece plates, beautifully printed on heavy fine matt art paper by The Meriden-Stinehour Press from separations made by Richard Benson. 10-1/4 x 11 inches. Out of print. Scarce.
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 Portraits presents a little-known aspect of the photographer's work, but the portraits have the wry, warm, offbeat quality that is essential Friedlander. The sitters are seen in familiar, usually simple, settings, but an instinctive photographic vision has caught them in unusual perspectives or lighting, with fleeting expressions or casual postures that are richly suggestive of context, past and future."