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The Resource The Americans, photographs by Robert Frank ; introduction by Jack Kerouac

The Americans, photographs by Robert Frank ; introduction by Jack Kerouac

Label
The Americans
Title
The Americans
Statement of responsibility
photographs by Robert Frank ; introduction by Jack Kerouac
Creator
Contributor
Publisher
Writer of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
From the Publisher: In 1958, the first edition of Robert Frank's The Americans was published in Paris. Les Americains contained 83 photographs in the same sequence as subsequent editions, with the image on the right, juxtaposed with historical texts about American society and politics, gathered by Alain Bosquet. The following year, in the first American edition, the French texts were removed and an introduction by Jack Kerouac was added. Over the subsequent 50 years, The Americans has been republished in many editions, in numerous languages, with a variety of cover designs and in a range of sizes. It is the most famous photography book ever published, and it changed the face of the medium forever. Robert Frank discussed with his publisher, Gerhard Steidl, the idea of producing a new edition using modern scanning and the finest tritone printing. The starting point was to bring original prints from New York to Gottingen, Germany, where Steidl is based. In July 2007, Frank visited Gottingen. A new format for the book was worked out and new typography selected. A new cover was designed and Frank chose the book cloth, foil for embossing and the endpaper. Most significantly, as he has done for every edition, Frank changed the cropping of many of the photographs, usually including more information. Two images were changed completely from the original 1958 and 1959 editions
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1924-2019
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Frank, Robert
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1922-1969
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kerouac, Jack
  • National Gallery of Art (U.S.)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Frank, Robert
  • United States
  • United States
  • Photography, Artistic
  • Street photography
Label
The Americans, photographs by Robert Frank ; introduction by Jack Kerouac
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Includes photographs from Beaufort, Charleston, Columbia, Georgetown, McClellanville, and St. Helena
  • Originally published in French as Les Américains by R. Delpire in 1958
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn183263590
Dimensions
19 x 22 cm
Edition
First Steidl edition.
Extent
177 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9783865215840
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9783865215840
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)183263590
Label
The Americans, photographs by Robert Frank ; introduction by Jack Kerouac
Publication
Note
  • Includes photographs from Beaufort, Charleston, Columbia, Georgetown, McClellanville, and St. Helena
  • Originally published in French as Les Américains by R. Delpire in 1958
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn183263590
Dimensions
19 x 22 cm
Edition
First Steidl edition.
Extent
177 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9783865215840
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9783865215840
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)183263590

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