'The Americans' is the iconic book that established transplanted Swiss photographer/filmmaker Robert FRANK's reputation as one of the great socially conscious post-war essayists.
Combined with Jack Kerouac's legendary in your face introduction ('Anybody doesnt like these pitchers dont like potry, see?'), Robert FRANK's images reveal an emerging cold war superpower wrestling with its past as it hurtles toward a decade of tumultuous change.
References (of 1958's first edition)
Martin Parr and Gerry Badger 'The Photobook: A History Volume II', p.39
The Hasselblad Center (ed.): 'The Open Book', pp. 332/333
Andrew Roth 'The Book of 101 Books', pp. 252/253
About the Swiss-American photographer, Robert FRANK
Photo books by Robert FRANK
- Gebundene Ausgabe mit Schutzumschlag, 21,5 x 19 x 2,5 cm., 180 S., S/W-Aufnahmen, deutsch-sprachiger Text - GERMAN TEXT ONLY! (english ed. here also to order, please check here the availability)