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Lee Friedlander is one of the most important of the 1960s generation of photographers for whom the posture of disinterested objectivity served as a vehicle for passionate personal inquiries His large body of work he most often produces extended series of pictures on a chosen theme, then publishes them in book form is broad in subject matter and supple and complex in style, and focuses on what he calls America s social landscape At the same time, he has pursued a playful dialogue with artistic tradition as though open eyed curiosity about the world, and a sophisticated taste for the wiles of picture making were one and the same thing Lee Friedlander takes a deep critical look at Friedlander s abundantly productive career Including over 500 photographs grouped by series, and an incisive essay by Peter Galassi, Chief Curator of Photography at The Museum of Modern Art, this oversized publication is the most comprehensive review of the photographer s career to date....

Title : Friedlander
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ISBN : 0870703439
Format Type : Hardcover
Language : English
Publisher : The Museum of Modern Art, New York First Edition edition June 15, 2005
Number of Pages : 504 pages
File Size : 995 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Friedlander Reviews

  • P. Raphaelson
    2019-01-25 08:39

    This retrospective is monumental in every sense of the word. While I'd probably rather have all of F's individual books corresponding to his various projects—to enjoy his design and editing vision, and to not worry about breaking a toe should I drop the thing—I don't have all those books, an this volume offers all his major work in one package. It's nicely designed and printed and edited, and while it doesn't quite tame the sheer volume of work (the book can be exhausting) it at least makes the process of discovery enjoyable. You'll probably return to this book many times over the years and keep finding surprises.

  • A photographer
    2019-02-02 09:50

    An excellent overview of Lee Friedlander's pioneering career. If you are only peripherally interested in Friedlander and his photography, this is the book to buy. If you are a longtime admirer of his work, this will be the book you will return to again and again.

  • Amazon Customer
    2019-01-28 08:02

    Excellent book on Friedlander but the binding is not very strong - be gentle with it.

  • Andre Gauthier
    2019-02-03 05:42

    I like Friedlander's work, but I wasn't expecting so much of it in this book. I got it "used", but my copy is as clean as a whistle. His work is wonderfully represented here as are all the states of mind he seems to express in that work. I've heard that he rarely talked, but rather communicated with his camera. This tome goes a long way to supporting that idea.

  • martin fritter
    2019-02-03 08:02

    Fantastic range and encyclopedic interests. I wish there were more of his color work for Atlantic Records.

  • Marco Paoluzzo
    2019-02-05 06:00

    If you love Friedlander's pictures, this is the book to have. Probably the best selection by far. From the beginning to the year 2000 and something. An incredible journey through the USA.

  • J. Brinkman
    2019-01-30 04:54

    This is an outstanding collection from a legend of the image Lee Friedlander, a massive, massive book that's quite affordable.

  • philosli
    2019-01-24 12:05

    This is a great survey of Freidlander's career. Considering the quality and quantity of the photos selected and printed here, the book is a real bargain! I enjoy every bit of the photos.