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Lee Friedlander: Pickup [SIGNED]

Publisher: Göttingen, Germany: Steidl Verlag, 2022
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 9783958295018
Condition: New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 114006



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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 Friedlander. Excert from "Riders in the Chariot" by Patrick White. Design by Katy Homans. Tritone separations Steidl image department. 84 pp., with 77 black-and-white reproductions beautifully printed by Steidl. 12-1/2 x 11-7/8 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.


New (from Friedlander's personal archive).


From the publisher: "In this compendium, Lee Friedlander examines the ordinary pickup truck, a quintessentially American mode of transportation. Unadorned in form as well as function, pickups have long been the vehicle of choice for farmers and tradespeople. Their well-worn beds—usually open to the elements, laid bare for all to see—have held and hauled all manner of things, from spare tires and jumbles of wires to animals and the occasional person. Friedlander, in his witty and encompassing, clear-eyed idiom, has observed this most utilitarian and unapologetically personal object in its native setting: the cacophonous bricolage that is American social landscape."