The Americans

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SCALO, in association with the National Gallery of Art, 1998 - Art - 179 pages
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Introduction by Jack Kerouac. There is no question that Robert Frank's The Americans is the most famous and influential photography book ever published. It was 1959 when the book first came out: a series of deceptively simple photographs that Frank took on a trip through America in '55 and '56, pictures of normal people, everyday scenes: lunch counters, bus depots, cars, and the stangely familiar faces of people we don't quite know but have seen somewhere. They are pictures that saw the "American way of life" as we hadn't yet quite been able to see it ourselves, photographs that condensed the entire life of a nation in classic images that still speak to us today, forty years and several generations later.

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A seminal book in American photography. - Goodreads
Interesting book of American photographs from the '50s. - Goodreads
Probably my favorite collection of photographs ever. - Goodreads
Kerouac wrote the introduction. - Goodreads

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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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User Review  - Cori - Goodreads

What intrigued me: I read an article in Time (I think? I was at a doctor's office and my Google-fu fails me) about elderly artists who are still active in the art community. Robert Frank was on the ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

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.

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