Washington: National Gallery of Art/Scalo, 1994. 1st Edition. Large quarto, publisher’s burgundy cloth, spine stamped in black, gray endpapers, original photo illustrated dust jacket.
Monograph on legendary Swiss-American photographer Frank, compiled with his assistance and published in conjunction with a 1994 retrospective of his work at the National Gallery of Art (October 2 – December 31; with further stops at the Yokohama Museum of Art, Kunsthaus Zurich, Stedelijk Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, and Lannan Foundation). Featuring selections from his earlier books (The Americans, The Lines of My Hand), lesser-known film stills, and more recent, previously unpublished black-and-white and color composites, the book and exhibition "present the evolution of [Frank's] art form from its early manifestations in Switzerland during World War II to its mature expression of the 1990s” (from the introduction). Illustrated with hundreds of plates, photos, and film stills (mostly black-and-white); with texts by curators Greenough, Brookman, photography historian Martin Gasser, art historian John Hanhardt, and poet W.S. Di Piero: "[Frank's] great passions are motion and change.... [He] seems to be hunting that impossible moment when the stilled instant of the frame leaks into the flow of time." With a chronology, lists of works and exhibitions, filmography, and bibliography. Bottom corners of boards and unclipped dust jacket slightly banged, else fine. Item #525