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Hold still, keep going
Frank, Robert, 1924-
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First Scalo edition.
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Zurich ; New York : Scalo, [2001]

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165 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
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Exhibition held at Museum Folkwang, Essen, Dec. 10, 2000-Feb. 11, 2001, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, April 10-June 18, 2001 and Centro Cultural de Belém, Sept. 15-Nov. 15, 2001.
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TR647 .F725 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Reproducing more than 100 collages, film stills, and serial works, this volume features dozens of previously unpublished images by photographer Robert Frank. Published in conjunction with a major traveling exhibition, it is an essential addition to all photo and film collections. 102 duotones.

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Library Journal Review

The Swiss-born Frank (who became an American citizen in 1963) is best known for his hugely influential The Americans, a book introduced by Jack Kerouac that documented the America he saw in the 1950s while on a Guggenheim Fellowship and that set a new standard for raw poetic realism in photography. Frank turned to film in the late Fifties firmly landing among the who's who of underground cinema and returned to still images in the Seventies, creating photographic constructions that often incorporate text, while continuing his film work. Much has been published by and about Frank, but this illuminating volume emphasizes his artistic process and presents an integrated nonchronological sampling from his oeuvre weighted toward his later experimental pieces. Consisting of film stills, prints, and photographic constructions, including some recent works completed since his last book (Flamingo: The Hasselblad Award 1996, Scalo, 1997), the current work offers revealing juxtapositions that make the seemingly disjointed arc of Frank's art cohesive. An interview and several highly informative essays are included, as is a short photo album that humanizes the artist for the reader and informs the personal context of his work. Filmic, multilayered, and narrative, Frank's art probes the edge and is charged with unabashed emotion the wide-ranging but highly characteristic output of this unconventional artist. This catalog, accompanying a European touring show that originated at the Museum Folkwang in Essen, Germany, is highly recommended as an important addition to large art collections and an affordable introductory option for smaller libraries. Debora Miller, Minneapolis (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.