- Paperback: 480 pages
- Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art, New York; First Paperback Edition edition (August 31, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0870703447
- ISBN-13: 978-0870703447
- Product Dimensions: 11.8 x 1.5 x 12.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 25 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #406,083 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Friedlander Paperback – August 31, 2009
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In addition to a generous display of photographs, the introductory essay (although a bit dense at times) gives insight into Friedlander's motivations and achievements.
Friedlander seems to be a controversial subject on photography forums across the Net. It's interesting to read the opinions of other photographers on these internet forums who think his work is sloppy, unsophisticated, amateurish, etc. Once confronted with this enlightening overview of Friedlander's work, it becomes obvious that what is truly sloppy, unsophisticated and amateurish is the perspective of those espousing these opinions. What evolves is the fact that Friedlander is a treasure.
For the lover of photography, regardless the subject, this may be the quintessential table bound volume.
FYI - it is enormous.
Really the master of deep focus, very impressive - I'm not sure there's a single picture with noticeable bokeh.
As another reviewer pointer out, the spine on the paperback may not be strong enough, but at the price, I can't complain.
There is art, street imagery, nostaglia, a gusher of photos of sheer beauty from a glance that Friedlanders eye is drawn to.
Beginners, collectors or professionals will find this tomb a timeless collection that cannot be ignored.
Look into photographers William Eggleston, Helen Levitt, Saul Leiter, Robert Adams and Garry Winogrand just to mention a few for more visual classics.
Saul Leiter's new book is quite unique relative to style, really a beauty.