Publisher: New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Art Gallery and Yale University Press, 2017
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 113266
Price is net to all; promotional discounts do not apply.
First edition, first printing. Signed in black ink on the half-title page by Friedlander. Hardcover. Photographically illustrated laminated paper-covered boards, no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Lee Friedlander. Design by Katy Homans. Duotone separations by Thomas Palmer. 188 pp., with 172 black-and-white reproductions. 9-5/8 x 11 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: "American photographer Lee Friedlander (b. 1934) has had an expansive career, photographing his subjects--from family and friends to political figures and celebrities--in their everyday environments, while simultaneously changing the very landscape of his chosen media. The Human Clay is a new series of six publications to be released over three years, each of which focuses on images of people and features hundreds of photographs, many never before published, chosen and sequenced by the artist himself from his vast archive. [Friedlander] is known for his candid portraits of people in their everyday environments. This volume in his Human Clay series of books highlights a lively collection of Friedlander's photographs of celebrations--both public and private. From intimate gatherings to boisterous street parades, costume parties to black-tie affairs, Friedlander captures the spirit of these events and the ways in which they are commemorated. He documents surprisingly intimate moments--couples stealing a kiss, friends engaged in spirited conversation or laughing over drinks, guests lost in music on the dance floor. The images also feature a number of celebrities, including actors Ingrid Bergman and Sidney Poitier, enjoying the revelry at galas and parties, such as one at the famous Sardi's restaurant in New York."