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Robert Frank: Storylines

Publisher: Göttingen, Germany: Steidl Verlag, 2004
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 3865210414
Condition: Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 113059



First edition, first printing. Soft cover. Photographically illustrated stiff heavy vinyl wrappers, with title printed in red and black on cover and spine; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs and films by Robert Frank. Foreword by Vicente Todoli. Essay by Ian Penman. Includes a list of plates and exhibition history. Designed by Robert Frank, Gerhard Steidl and Claas Möller. 208 pp., with 135 duotone and 19 four-color plates finely printed by Steidl. 9-5/8 x 11-1/4 inches. Published to accompany the 2004-2005 exhibition Robert Frank: Storylines, opening at the Tate Modern, London (traveled to the Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Fotomuseum Winterthur and Fotostiftung Schweiz).




From the publisher: "Robert Frank is one of the most influential of all post-war photographers. Pioneering a revolutionary approach to photography and filmmaking, he combines autobiographical and poetic elements to produce straight black and white images that transcend the specific. Speaking of universal experience, 'I'm trying to forget easy photo, trying to make something from within,' he has said, 'time moves on and never stops or waits.' Often involving a progression through a series of images, his work is structured like a musical sequence, creating storylines that resonate beyond the frozen moment of any single photograph. Storylines accompanied an exhibition highlighting Frank's experimental use of narrative in photography and film. The exhibition included work from films and photographs (including Polaroids, contact sheets and recent digital stills) and several artist's books. The photographs are from locations as distant as Peru, London, Wales, Coney Island and Chicago."