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Robert Frank: Come Again

Publisher: Göttingen, Germany: Steidl Verlag, 2006
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Soft cover
ISBN: 3865212611
Condition: Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 113053

$50.00

Specifics

First edition, first printing. Soft cover. Facsimile of Frank's notebook. Photographically illustrated flexible "graph paper" wrappers and pages, with exposed glued binding that resembles a pad of graph paper, with title printed in black on a 4 5/8-inch long strip of white binding tape across the spine, and a four-color plate printed and varnished on the front. Enclosed in a matching laminated paper sleeve slipcase with title printed in black on front. Photographs by Robert Frank. Designed by Robert Frank and Gerhard Steidl. 48 pp. (including 1 three-page gatefold), with 24 four-color varnished plates beautifully printed by Steidl on heavy graph paper as a trompe-l'oeil scrapbook. 11 x 8-1/2 inches.

Condition

Fine. A Mint copy.

Description

From the publisher: "In November 1991 Robert Frank was invited to Beirut on a commission to photograph the devastated downtown of the city following the end of the Lebanese civil war (1975-1990). Together with the work of five other photographers, his work was included in a book, Beirut City Centre (1992). Alongside his work on the commission he made many Polaroids of the city which he stored in his studio on his return home. Many years later he reconsidered the images and decided to title the work Come Again, but he left the sketch book as he had originally made it in Beirut. Come Again is a facsimile reprint of that piece. In recent years Robert Frank has worked almost exclusively with Polaroids. Come Again offers insight into the early stages of the artist's experimentation with this medium and presents a previously unseen artist's book."