Lee Friedlander - Moma Retrospective

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1st edition published by MOMA, 2005
Format: Hardback with dustjacket, 310x330mm
Pages: 480
Condition: Very Good. Some minor shelf wear and fading to cover. Outer pages have light yellowing.

Lee Friedlander is one of the most important of the 1960s generation of photographers for whom the posture of distinterested objectivity served as a vehicle for passionate personal inquiries. His large body of work – he most often produces extended series of pictures on a chosen theme, then publishes them in book form – is broad in subject matter and supple and complex in style, and focuses on what he calls America’s ‘social landscape’. At the same time, he has pursued a playful dialogue with artistic tradition – as though open-eyed curiosity about the world and a sophisticated taste for the wiles of picture-making were one and the same thing. Friedlander, published to accompany the photographer’s retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art, takes a deep critical look at his abundantly productive career. Including over 750 photographs grouped by series, and an incisive essay by Peter Galassi, this publication is the most comprehensive review of the photographer’s career to date.