The Americans (German Edition) [2008] | Robert Frank

The Americans (German Edition) [2008]

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The Americans (German Edition) by Robert Frank [2008]

New in Publisher's Shrinkwrap. Hardcover with dustjacket; 181 pages
1.6 pounds; 7.4 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches

This is the first new Steidl edition, published on the 50th anniversary. Several foreign language editions were produced for the first time - this is the GERMAN edition. It has not been reprinted since then like the regular edition.

First published in France in 1958, then in the United States in 1959, Robert Frank's The Americans changed the course of twentieth-century photography. In 83 photographs, Frank looked beneath the surface of American life to reveal a people plagued by racism, ill-served by their politicians and rendered numb by a rapidly expanding culture of consumption. Yet he also found novel areas of beauty in simple, overlooked corners of American life. And it was not just Frank's subject matter--cars, jukeboxes and even the road itself―that redefined the icons of America; it was also his seemingly intuitive, immediate, off-kilter style, as well as his method of brilliantly linking his photographs together thematically, conceptually, formally and linguistically, that made The Americans so innovative. More of an ode or a poem than a literal document, the book is as powerful and provocative today as it was 56 years ago.