Robert Frank
The Americans

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Armed with a camera and a fresh cache of film and bankrolled by a Guggenheim Foundation grant, Robert Frank crisscrossed the United States during 1955 and 1956. The photographs he brought back form a portrait of the country at the time and hint at its future. He saw the hope of the future in the faces of a couple at city hall in Reno, Nevada, and the despair of the present in a grimy roofscape. He saw the roiling racial tension, glamour, and beauty, and, perhaps because Frank himself was on the road, he was particularly attuned to Americans' love for cars. Funeral-goers lean against a shiny sedan, lovers kiss on a beach blanket in front of their parked car, young boys perch in the back seat at a drive-in movie. A sports car under a drop cloth is framed by two California palm trees; on the next page, a blanket is draped over a car accident victim's body in Arizona.

AuthorRobert Frank
EditionSpecial edition
FormatSpecial Edition
Height850 mm
Length740 mm
Width80 mm
Weight170 g
Language TypePublished
MPNblack & white illustrations
Number Of Items1
Number Of Pages180
Package Quantity1
Part Numberblack & white illustrations
Product GroupBook
Publication Date2008-06-09
PublisherThames & Hudson
StudioThames & Hudson
Sales Rank193569

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