Publisher: México City and Madrid: Editorial RM & Fundación MAPFRE, 2020
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 113807
Price is net to all; promotional discounts do not apply.
First edition, first printing. Signed in ink on the half-title page by Friedlander. Hardcover. Full red cloth-covered boards, with offset reproduction mounted on the front cover; title stamped in blue and white on cover and spine; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Friedlander. Introduction [all texts in English] by Ignacio Baeza. Essay by Carlos Gollonet. Additional text "How He Sees" by Nicholas Nixon. An interview with Maria Friedlander by Jeffrey Fraenkel. Also includes a chronology compiled by Giancarlo T. Roma. Design and typography by Katy Homans. Binding by Superior Bindery. 384 pp., with numerous duotone plates, printed by Brizzolis, from separations made by Museoteca. 12 x 10 inches.
Published on the occasion of the exhibition "Lee Friedlander" at Fundación MAPFRE, Madrid, October 1, 2020 to January 10, 2021 (traveled to C/O Berlin and Centro de Cultura Antiguo Instituto, Gijón).
New (from Friedlander's personal archive).
From the publisher: "One of the masters of contemporary photography, Lee Friedlander has dedicated his career to the documentation of everyday life in the United States. His images are characterized by a composition that utilizes the urban geometry of storefronts and street signs and later car windows and telephone poles as a framing technique. This catalog, published in conjunction with a retrospective organized by the Fundación MAPFRE in Madrid, surveys the wide scope of Friedlander’s career from the 1960s to today. High-quality reproductions of all of the exhibited works are supplemented by text written by curator Carlos Gollonet and photographer Nicholas Nixon.
The volume serves as a comprehensive guide to Friedlander’s body of work, with personal insight provided through an interview between Maria Friedlander and gallery director Jeffrey Fraenkel, as well as a chronology of the artist’s life by his grandson Giancarlo T. Roma.
Lee Friedlander was born in Aberdeen, Washington, in 1934, and studied photography at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. In 1956 he moved to New York City, which quickly became both the setting and subject of the majority of his work. Friedlander was represented alongside Diane Arbus and Garry Winogrand in the 1967 New Documents exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, now understood as a landmark event in American documentary photography. Friedlander still lives and works in New York, and is represented by the Fraenkel Gallery."