Robert Frank, The Americans, First Edition (1959)
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Rare first American edition of ROBERT FRANK's seminal photographic work The Americans published by Grove Press, Inc, 1959.
83 black and white white photographs printed in gravure. With an introduction by Jack Kerouac.
"In The Americans, Frank has given us a vision of the United States that is as true or untrue as we care to make it. What is certain is that it changed the face of photography in the documentary mode…it 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 Frank's masterpiece."