295 pp. Photographs of over 300 American gospel, country, r&b, and jazz musicians taken throughout the 1950's, '60's and early '70's while Lee Friedlander was the house photographer at Atlantic Records. Introduction by music impresario Joel Dorn and interviews by Lee Friedlander with singer Ruth Brown and saxophonist Steve Lacy. Internally clean and sound. Black cloth covered boards with printed gilt titles on backstrip. Slightly bumped at head and tail corners of boards. Colour illustrated dustjacket is now protected by plastic book wrap. Due to weight (1.5 kg + packaging) extra shipping charges will apply for international orders. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: "...an irresistible appeal... a new and exciting understanding of Friedlander, one of our most important contemporary photographers."--Andy Grundberg, The New York Times Book Review. "This informail but vast [book] -- 514 images! -- may be the best look yet at a half century of American music... Few labors of loves ever paid off so handsomely."--Malcolm Jones, Jr., Newsweek. "The sheer breadth of American Musicicians puts it in a class by itself."--Jason Berry, Chicago Tribune.
Review: Of all the great modern photographers, MacArthur "genius grant" winner Lee Friedlander is probably the hippest to music. Inspired by a Charlie Parker record at 16, he left Aberdeen, Washington, and launched his career alongside ambitious friends like Diane Arbus. Arbus had a cold eye, but as this book of photos he took for Atlantic Records from the 1950s to the '70s proves, Friedlander's eye was warmly empathetic, at one with his subjects' emotions. (He has compared himself to the guy in the Joe Turner song who's "like a one-eyed cat peekin' at a seafood store.")
A first-rate visual extravaganza, American Musicians captures the country's virtuosos in some of their most candid moments: Aretha Franklin getting respect in 1968, Mahalia Jackson wailing on her knees, Ella in her heyday, on the road with Count Basie, Miles Davis actually looking the viewer right in the eye the year of Bitches Brew. Friedlander was a great discoverer--he found the discarded 1917 photos of New Orleans' Bellocq (immortalized in the film Pretty Baby), and one of his own early nude models was the unknown Madonna Ciccone. He helps people bare their souls to the camera, and the souls in this book are of historic importance. American Musicians also includes Friedlander's interviews with Ruth Brown and Steve Lacy.
Title: American Musicians Photographs By Lee ...
Publisher: D.A.P. (Distributed Art Publishers)
Publication Date: 1998
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, Inc., 1998. Book Condition: Very Good. N/A. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP79513098
Book Description D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, Inc., 1998. Book Condition: Very Good. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP78995496
Book Description D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, Inc., 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG1564660567
Book Description Book Condition: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 97815646605653.0
Book Description D.A.P./ Distributed Art Publishers, New York, 1998. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Fine. 4to, 296pp. Fully illustrated in color. Softcover, in excellent condition. Tight binding and spotless interior. A great copy. Like new. Bookseller Inventory # 008529
Book Description Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Bookseller Inventory # S-479-132
Book Description D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. 1998-10-02, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: good. 1564660567. Bookseller Inventory # 566322
Book Description D. A. P. /Distributed Art Publishers, Inc, New York, 1998. Hardcover. First Edition. Wraps, a fine copy of this collection of Friedlander's photographs of musicians from the world of jazz, blues, bluegrass, country, and gospel. This copy has Aretha Franklin with her head tilted to the left and author / title at te foot of the cover. It also has 4 reviews on the rear cover and one on the front cover. Thus, a later printing or later issue. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 295 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 26925
Book Description New York. D.A.P., Distributed Art Publishers. 1998., 1998. 25 x 23 cm. 295 S. OKarton. Sehr gutes Exemplar. Durchgehend mit meist farbigen Porträtfotografien amerikanischer Musiker versehen. Text in Englisch. Bookseller Inventory # 56471AB
Book Description Distributed Art Publishers, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Stated 1st Edition. Hard bound in dust jacket. Corners are slightly bumped. Dust jacket shows minor shelf wear, otherwise in very good condition. (Heavy - please contact for overseas shipping quote.). Bookseller Inventory # 42395