The Americans

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Scalo, 1959 - Photography - 179 pages
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Previously published in 1959, Frank's most famous and influential photography book contained a series of deceptively simple photos that he took on a trip through America in 1955 and 1956. These pictures of everyday people still speak to us today, 40 years and several generations later.

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A seminal book in American photography. - Goodreads
Nice intro piece from Jack Kerouac too. - Goodreads
Interesting book of American photographs from the '50s. - Goodreads
Probably my favorite collection of photographs ever. - Goodreads
The master of street photography. - Goodreads
Kerouac wrote the introduction. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Simon Sweetman - Goodreads

Damn, what a great set of photos! Perfect. Nice intro piece from Jack Kerouac too. But man, those photos. Incredible. It's everything. Read full review

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User Review  - Maura - Goodreads

An all-time favorite book featuring the face of America from small towns to cities. Day and night. Years ago SFMOMA featured a Robert Frank exhibition with many of these photos, plus his the letters ... Read full review

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Robert Frank: The Americans
Robert Frank photography exhibition at the Madison Art Center 1998-99 UvGotMail/ frank/ frank.html

The Americans (photography) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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ART/ARCHITECTURE; Before 'The Americans,' Robert Frank's Europeans ...
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Robert Frank: The Americans
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National Gallery of Art | Press Office
More an ode or a poem than a literal document, The Americans has ... The exhibition Looking In: Robert Frank's "The Americans" is divided into four parts. ... press/ 2008/ frank.shtm

brian appel on robert frank's the americans
The project, namely the publication of his Guggenheim funded 1955-56 travelogue of the United States resulted in the 1958 publication of The Americans. ... appel/ BAFrank.htm

About the author (1959)

Robert Frank, Ph.D., is an educational psychologist, family therapist, and assistant professor of psychology at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines, Illinois. His dyslexia was undiagnosed until graduate school. He is married and the father of two children.

Jack Kerouac's (1922-1969) "On the Road" was published in 1957, six years after its completion. It went on to become a bestseller and is considered the quintessential statement of the 1950's literary movement known as the Beat Generation. Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, Kerouac did stints at Columbia University, in the Navy and in the Merchant Marine before meeting Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs and Neal Cassady, who would influence the rest of his life and his writing. Kerouac died in St. Petersburg, Florida at the age of forty-seven.

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