Publisher: San Francisco and Zürich (Zurich): Fraenkel Gallery and Hasselblad Foundation, 2005
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: As New (from Friedlander's personal archive) / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 112299
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First edition, first printing. Signed by Friedlander. Hardcover. Photographically illustrated paper-covered boards; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Lee Friedlander. Designed by Katy Homans. Unpaginated (64 pp.), with 55 plates, printed on matte art paper printed by Meridian Printing, East Greenwich, Rhode Island, from duotone separations made by Thomas Palmer. 10-1/2 x 9-7/8 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 master photographer best known for his extensive, insightful documentation of 'the American social landscape' --from jazz musicians to factory hands to New York pedestrians and office workers zoning out at their keyboards-- has recently been spending more time looking at the literal, natural landscape. His monumental 2005 MoMA retrospective showed, for the first time, a new series of landscapes made in the American West, while for Olives and Apples, he has looked back over the last decade's work and culled a forest, tree by tree. His docile subjects, apple trees photographed in New York State and olive trees photographed in France, Italy and Spain from 1997-2004, are presented in circumstances ranging from sunny, leafy summer health to glittering winter ice-storm glory. Some of the most striking compositions are shot from just inside the reach of a tree's furthest twigs, so that expanding branching limbs fill the frame, stretching out around the viewer."