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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User Review  - Tatoosh - LibraryThing

"The Americans" is a much-acclaimed book of photographs lauded by practically all. I had wanted to see it for a long time, but I found it to be a disappointment. "The Americans" ostensibly portrays a ... Read full review

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User Review  - bensdad00 - LibraryThing

Excellent photographs by Frank; shitty, pompous, self-indulgent introduction by Kerouac. 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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