Americans English Edition

by Jack Kerouac, Robert Frank

Steidl | November 21, 2008 | Hardcover |

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Armed with a camera and a fresh cache of film and bankrolled by a Guggenheim Foundation grant, Robert Frank crisscrossed the United States during 1955 and 1956. The photographs he brought back form a portrait of the country at the time and hint at its future. He saw the hope of the future in the faces of a couple at city hall in Reno, Nevada, and the despair of the present in a grimy roofscape. He saw the roiling racial tension, glamour, and beauty, and, perhaps because Frank himself was on the road, he was particularly attuned to Americans'' love for cars. Funeral-goers lean against a shiny sedan, lovers kiss on a beach blanket in front of their parked car, young boys perch in the back seat at a drive-in movie. A sports car under a drop cloth is framed by two California palm trees; on the next page, a blanket is draped over a car accident victim''s body in Arizona.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 180 Pages, 7.09 × 8.27 × 0.79 in

Published: November 21, 2008

Publisher: Steidl

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 386521584X

ISBN - 13: 9783865215840

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Americans English Edition

Americans English Edition

by Jack Kerouac, Robert Frank

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 180 Pages, 7.09 × 8.27 × 0.79 in

Published: November 21, 2008

Publisher: Steidl

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 386521584X

ISBN - 13: 9783865215840

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Armed with a camera and a fresh cache of film and bankrolled by a Guggenheim Foundation grant, Robert Frank crisscrossed the United States during 1955 and 1956. The photographs he brought back form a portrait of the country at the time and hint at its future. He saw the hope of the future in the faces of a couple at city hall in Reno, Nevada, and the despair of the present in a grimy roofscape. He saw the roiling racial tension, glamour, and beauty, and, perhaps because Frank himself was on the road, he was particularly attuned to Americans'' love for cars. Funeral-goers lean against a shiny sedan, lovers kiss on a beach blanket in front of their parked car, young boys perch in the back seat at a drive-in movie. A sports car under a drop cloth is framed by two California palm trees; on the next page, a blanket is draped over a car accident victim''s body in Arizona.
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