First Revised and Enlarged Edition 1969. SIGNED by Robert Frank on the half title page. Printed by Rapoport using Stonetone lithographic process. This 1969 edition has a'Continuation' appended. It contains a brief introduction by Frank and is followed by a survey of his films, each represented by a page of film frame stills.
Paved the way for three decades of photographs exploring the personal poetics of lived experience. Many memorable photobooks have been derived from this mass of material. None has been more memorable, more influential, nor more fully realized than Franks's masterpiece. -Parr and Badger, The Photobook: A History , Vol.
1 It was Frank's The Americans that made the photographic book into an artform in its own right. Frank was following a lead set by Morris' book [The Inhabitants] and, especially, by Evans' American Photographs, both of which are designed to let pictures play off each other in a way that controls and reinforces their effect on the viewer. But Frank's goes much further, creating a denser, richer, deeper structure of images than any book before it. -Colin Westerbeck in Michel Frizot, et. The New History of Photography.Robert Frank, who was born in. Produced this defining and influential collection of photo-images of. This edition is closer to the same physical size as the original American and French editions than subsequent editions. It also contains an additional section on Frank's first four films, and as Frank explains: The filmstrips... Included as a new section in this edition, represent for me the continuation of my work. " Kerouac's introduction sums up these fifties photographs best: "That crazy feeling in America when the sun is hot on the streets and music comes out of the jukebox or from a nearby funeral, that's what Robert Frank has captured in these tremendous photographs taken as he traveled on the road around practically forty-eight states in an old used car........ A good plus copy of this beautifully reproduced Frank monograph.
Paperback binding with moderate shelf wear, rubbing and soiling. Scuffing to the back cover. Moderate wear to the heel and head of the spine with a tiny tear to the heel.
Glued binding is visible at the half title page once the book is opened. Scattered light foxing to the inside covers, fore edges and to the white caption page opposite the image.
A couple of the images have a very small amount of foxing, unobtrusive. Light crease to the upper right hand corner to a few of the pages. A very nice copy of this later edition of Frank's seminal collection.The item "SIGNED Robert Frank The Americans Jack Kerouac 1969 PB Film Frame Stills" is in sale since Wednesday, January 25, 2012. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "hmxa15a" and is located in Island Park, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.