Publisher: New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Art Gallery and Yale University Press, 2013
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: As New (from Friedlander's personal archive) / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 112287
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First edition, first printing. Signed in black ink on the title page by Friedlander. Hardcover. Photographically illustrated paper-covered boards, no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Lee Friedlander. Designed by Katy Homans. Includes a list of captions. 60 pp., with 49 plates printed by Meridian Printing, East Greenwich, Rhode Island, from tritone separations made by Thomas Palmer. 8-1/2 x 9-1/8 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: "The public outpouring of support for newly elected President John F. Kennedy in 1960 was exceeded in scope and magnitude by the manifestations of grief and mourning after his assassination in 1963. These responses had an unusually strong visual component: likenesses of the president were framed in shop windows, pinned to living room walls, and plastered in public spaces across the nation. Fifty years after Kennedy's death, this book observes the public's reaction to the president's election and assassination, featuring many photographs published here for the first time. In his travels throughout America during this period, Lee Friedlander (born 1934) encountered these responses and photographed what he witnessed. From Washington, D.C., to Buffalo to Minneapolis to Los Angeles, Friedlander has captured a moment in American history that galvanized the nation and continues to resonate today."