Publisher: New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Art Gallery and Yale University Press, 2015
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New (from Friedlander's personal archive) / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 112289
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First edition, first printing. Signed in black ink on the half-title page by Friedlander. Hardcover. Photographically illustrated paper-covered boards, no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Lee Friedlander. Incudes a conversation between Friedlander and Kathy Ryan, director of photography for The New York Times Magazine. Designed by Katy Homans. 80 pp., with 59 plates printed by Meridian Printing, East Greenwich, Rhode Island, from duotone separations made by Thomas Palmer. 13-1/4 x 11-1/4 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.
New (from Friedlander's personal archive).
From the publisher: "Lee Friedlander (b. 1934) is one of the most renowned photographers of his generation. Through Friedlander’s lens, people in their everyday environments are transformed into arresting portraits, and the banal features of roadsides, storefronts, and city streets become vivid scenery. In Dressing Up, Friedlander ventures into new territory, turning his eye to the rarefied world of fashion and revealing precisely what is commonplace about it: behind the glamorous spectacle of the runway are many people hard at work. The photographs, commissioned by the New York Times Magazine, were taken in 2006 during New York Fashion Week, when the artist spent time backstage at the Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, Zac Posen, Oscar de la Renta, and Proenza Schouler shows. The resulting images, many of which are published here for the first time, depict a flurry of toiling stylists, dressers, makeup artists, photographers, and models—all of them preparing, but not quite prepared, for an image to be taken. Lovers of photography and high-end fashion will be surprised and intrigued by this inside glimpse into the world of runway design."