Robert Frank: Books and Films, 1947-2019 (Hardcover)

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By Robert Frank (Photographer), Gerhard Steidl (Editor), John Farrel (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
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The bookmaker photographer: 30 years of Robert Frank's collaborations with Steidl

Exploring Robert Frank's rich bookmaking history with Steidl, and featuring spreads and explanatory texts from the more than 30 books that Frank published with Steidl, along with interviews, essays and documentary photos, Books and Films, 1947-2019 is a tribute to Frank's diverse and influential bookmaking practice.

Gerhard Steidl began working with Robert Frank in 1989, when Swiss publisher Walter Keller asked him to print Frank's The Lines of My Hand for his imprint Scalo: "You'll both get along well on press," Keller had said. And so Robert Frank traveled to Steidl at D stere Strasse 4 in G ttingen for the first of many visits, to be on press and sign off each printed sheet.

After Scalo closed its doors in 2004, Steidl started to publish as well as print Frank's books, beginning a long-term working friendship that encompassed every aspect of Frank's creativity--from reprints of his classic and some lesser-known books (The Americans, Zero Mostel Reads a Book) and the publication of previously unseen projects (Seven Stories) to newly conceived volumes (Tal Uf Tal Ab, Good Days Quiet), as well as his complete films on DVD (Film Works).

In Gerhard Steidl's words: "Our aim has been to ensure the legacy of this original and seminal artist and that his work will be available and accessible for years to come--all in a form and to a standard that Robert personally oversaw."
Product Details
ISBN: 9783958293069
ISBN-10: 3958293069
Publisher: Steidl
Publication Date: November 10th, 2020
Pages: 120
Language: English