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Publisher: London: Petersburg Press, 1969
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: As New (from Friedlander's personal archive) / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 112272
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First edition, first printing. Portfolio edition of 75 signed and numbered plus 15 artists' copies, with 17 vintage gelatin silver prints printed by Friedlander in New City, New York, and 16 etchings printed by Dine in Amsterdam. Each sheet pairs one photograph (mounted on the etching sheet) with one etching, except for the introductory page, which pairs a photograph by Friedlander of himself and Dine, on the left, with a short preface by Dine, on the right. Each photograph and etching is signed, by Friedlander and Dine, in pencil on recto of mount beneath each respective image, near the bottom of each sheet. Image sizes range from 4-5/8 to 7 inches in the short dimension and from 6-7/8 to 10-3/4 inches in the long dimension, whether horizontal or vertical. Each sheet measures 18 x 29-3/4 inches (irreg.). The etchings range from 3-3/4 to 8-1/4 inches in the short dimension and from 7-1/2 to 28-1/2 inches in the long dimension, whether horizontal or vertical. Housed in a black leatherette case made by Rudolf Rieser, Cologne. Case 19-1/4 x 31-5/16 x 1-1/4 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).