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Lee Friedlander: The Little Screens: Special Edition (Signed)

Friedlander, Lee

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ISBN 10: 1881337146 / ISBN 13: 9781881337140
Published by Fraenkel Gallery, U.S.A., 2001
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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This is a deluxe signed first edition of "The Little Screens" published by Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco in 2001 with a limitation of 100 copies this being number 85. From the publisher: "The Little Screens is a revered and influential body of early work by Lee Friedlander, but it has never before been brought together in its entirety. The book's title refers to the television screens housed in motel rooms and other nondescript rooms of anonymous character spread throughout the country during the 1960s. Each screen vividly transmits images of popular culture icons, political figures, or minor celebrities of the times. The environments are iconographic ghost-filled rooms filled with bland furniture -- rooms without personality, rooms that could be, and are, anywhere and everywhere. The Little Screens and their environments weave a narrative of a peripatetic photographer moving through the landscape of 1960s America, and the melancholy, yet sometimes comic quality of life lived on the road. They provide a look at the 1960s as so many people saw it: beamed into their living rooms. Containing 34 duotone photographs and measuring 10 x 10 inches, the book is bound in photographically illustrated laminated paper covered boards with a crystallogranpic dual-image tipped into the television screen portion of the cover photograph. The book (no dust jacket as issued) is housed in a green Plexiglass slipcase. The book has been boldly signed and numbered (85/100) by Lee Friedlander opposite the first page. The book is in FINE condition with just a hint of wear from the book sliding in and out of the slipcase. The condition of the Plexiglas slipcase is FINE- with very minor surface wear. Images of the actual book will be provided upon request. Bookseller Inventory # 000009

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Title: Lee Friedlander: The Little Screens: Special...

Publisher: Fraenkel Gallery, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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This Special Edition of 100 is signed & numbered. "The Little Screens" is a revered and influential body of early work by Lee Friedlander, but it has never before been brought together in its entirety. The book's title refers to the television screens housed in motel rooms and other nondescript rooms of anonymous character spread throughout the country during the 1960s. Each screen vividly transmits images of popular culture icons, political figures, or minor celebrities of the times. The environments are iconographic ghost-rooms filled with bland furniture-rooms without personality, rooms that could be, and are, anywhere and everywhere. "The Little Screens" and their environments weave a narrative of a peripatetic photographer moving through the landscape of 1960s America, and the melancholy, yet sometimes comic quality of life lived on the road. They provide a look at the 1960s as so many people saw it: beamed into their televisions and flickering across their living rooms. The book's preface was written by the legendary Walker Evans after he saw the photographs in 1963. Foreword by Walker Evans. Walker Evans is a legendary American photographer best known for his iconic work for the WPA in the 1930s, as well as his collaboration with writer James Agee on the book "Let Us Now Praise Famous Men", though his career spanned many decades. A major retrospective of his work was organized by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2000, generating several publications and spawning a new enthusiasm for his work.

34 duotone illustrations

9.5 x 9.5 inches

About the Author:

Lee Friedlander has had a distinguished career as a photographer. Among his many awards are a MacArthur Foundation Award, the grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, and three Guggenheim Fellowships. He has published several books, among them "Self-Portrait," "American Musicians," "Letters From the People," and "The Desert Seen." He lives in New York State.

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