The Americans. Robert Frank, Jack Kerouac, text.
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The Americans. Introduction by Jack Kerouac

New York: SCALO Publishers, 1995. Reprint Edition. Oblong quarto, publisher's black-and-white photo-illustrated stiff paper wraps.

Legendary Swiss-American photographer Frank's classic photobook, a heartrending documentary record of midcentury America, compiled from photos Frank took during a series of cross-country trips taken on a grant from the Guggenheim Foundation. Originally published in France in 1958 and a year later in the US in 1959, this reissue retains the introductory text Beat writer Kerouac contributed to the first US edition: "That crazy feeling in America when the sun is hot on the streets and the music comes out of the jukebox or from a nearby funeral, that's what Robert Frank has captured in tremendous photographs taken as he traveled on the road around practically forty-eight states in an old used car...and with the agility, mystery, genius, sadness and strange secrecy of a shadow photographed scenes that have never been seen before on film." Illustrated throughout with luminous black-and-white plates. Issued simultaneously in hardcover and paperback. Light rubbing to edges of wraps. Near fine. Item #4015

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