[Item #5200] Robert Frank: Moving Out. Robert Frank, Sarah Greenough, Philip Brookman.
Robert Frank: Moving Out
Robert Frank: Moving Out
Robert Frank: Moving Out
Robert Frank: Moving Out
Robert Frank: Moving Out
Robert Frank: Moving Out

Robert Frank: Moving Out

ISBN: 1881616266
New York, NY: National Gallery of Art/ SCALO, 1994. First Edition. Hardcover. "Robert Frank (b. 1924) is without question the most important photographer to emerge since World War II. In the early 1950s he pioneered an original and sophisticated way of looking at the world that has dominated the art of photography for many years. It was not simply the raw style of his work that made Frank so controversial. Nor was it only the subjects- gas stations, roadside cafes, or cars- which he explored in his highly influential book, The Americans. Rather, it was the combination of all these things, plus Frank's ability to express the loneliness and isolation so characteristic of our age. For more than fifty years he has scrutinized his relationship to the social, political, and cultural landscape of our time with uncompromising clarity and honesty. His powerful images have profoundly influenced successive generations of photographers, painters, filmmakers, critics and writers." (front flap) A sweeping, comprehensive survey of the work of Robert Frank (1924-2019), the great Swiss-American photographer & documentary filmmaker whose shockingly innovative & evocative images have had an inestimable impact on American & world art & culture which continues to this day & certainly will beyond. Kerouac famously worked with key members of the Beat Generation including Jack Kerouac (who wrote the introduction to his seminal portfolio The Americans) & Allen Ginsberg; & with many other celebrities including The Rolling Stones. A lavish door-stopper production published on the occasion of probably the most important exhibit of Frank's work during his lifetime, which began at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC in October of 1994 & traveled to various prestigious museums until mid-May of 1996. Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket, first edition, first printing with no references to further printings at front or rear copyright pages. Edited & with an introduction by Sarah Greenough & Philip Brookman; & with contributions of essays by them & others. Illustrated throughout, of course, with Frank's unforgettable & haunting images. A magnificent production in its rarest original form, & with distinguished provenance: From the collection of Allen Tobias, former assistant to Ginsberg, archivist, essayist, venerable man-of-letters & our esteemed colleague at the European Beat Studies Network (ebsn.eu). Book in very fine condition with only a touch of wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of dark red-cloth front, back covers & spine (miniscule loss of cloth at upper left spine-corner); very small area of rubbing at lower edge of text block at/near side-edge of same. Interior substantially mint. Dust jacket near-fine with mild rubbing, scratching to front, back covers & spine; light wear & some tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of same & flaps; one short, mostly closed vertical tear at upper edge of front cover near spine with very slight loss of paper; one small, thin vertical scratch at/near lower right edge of back cover with minimal loss of surface paper. Very Fine / Near Fine. [Item #5200]

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