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Old 02-17-2016   #1
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Lee Friedlander books

I like Friedlander's work, and I was browsing some of his books online and was a bit overwhelmed by the number of publications.

Do you guys have any favourites or recommendations ?

I'm mostly interested in his BW work, the portraits (self-portraits a little less), nudes, car and travel pictures. Generally not a big fan of massive coffee table books
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Old 02-17-2016   #2
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When I was at the Camera Store, one of the staff was showing me some of his favourite books and one of them was Children: The Human Clay by Lee Friedlander.
http://www.amazon.com/Children-Human.../dp/0300215193
Impressive book that I want to add on my collection soon.
Havent looked into Portraits yet
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The MOMA publication (ISBN-13: 978-0870703447) accompanying the Friedlander exhibition curated by Galassi (2005) is pretty comprehensive. Just checked and many venues seem to still have the book. It's well-printed and relatively affordable. If you are interested in delving deeper into an area of his work, the catalogue in the end is an excellent guide on what was out there at the time of the publication.

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"Working in extended series that he often makes into books—two dozen of them so far—Friedlander has merged quantity with quality. Friedlander presents some 500 photographs, organized into discrete groups whose subtle variations capture the vitality of a very generous art. Most prominent are several projects, spanning four decades, that offer a vivid and far-reaching vision of what Friedlander calls the "American social landscape." This central theme is supplemented with portraits, self-portraits, landscapes, still lifes, nudes, studies of people at work, and—exhibited for the first time—a current series of landscapes made in the American West.

The exhibition is accompanied by a major publication that includes over 800 reproductions, essays by Peter Galassi and Richard Benson, and a comprehensive catalogue of Friedlander's books, special editions, and portfolios."
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I only have one of his .... America by Car.
I wouldn`t recommend that .
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"self-portrait" and "factory valleys" (really needs to be reprinted).

"the american monument" and "cray at chippewa falls," too.
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a recent post of mine from the Books thread...

I've got a lot of Friedlander's books. Maybe 15 or 20. But this is something for the true fan...

http://www.vincentborrelli.com/pages...-titles-signed

Has anyone published more photo books than LF?

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I have "Sticks and Stones" and "Friedlander" retrospective from MOMA. I can recommend both. Next I will get "The New Cars 1964".
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The MOMA publication (ISBN-13: 978-0870703447) accompanying the Friedlander exhibition curated by Galassi (2005) is pretty comprehensive.
I agree...but he said he's not a fan of massive coffee table type books.
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I agree...but he said he's not a fan of massive coffee table type books.
I knew I forgot something. Yeah, definitely one of the bigger books.

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short discussion of his books during a show of them at Pratt...
https://vimeo.com/121486362

This is about as much as you will get of LF talking about his own work. He talks about the book form as being his true medium.
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I only have one of his .... America by Car.
I wouldn`t recommend that .
Sorry have to disagree... Would highly recommend America by Car its fine work the eye is still working strong..
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I wonder what Jerome ended up getting...
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"self-portrait" and "factory valleys" (really needs to be reprinted).

"the american monument" and "cray at chippewa falls," too.
A great selection.
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I'm a big car guy so I love "Lee Friedlander: The New Cars 1964"
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A great selection.
I'm lucky I acquired a mint signed copy of American Monument and Plants and Flowers on my first trip to NYC in 2000 at a place called "A Photographers Place" such a great bookstore that no longer exists..
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Only have one, "Nudes", his black & white work from the late 1980's. Recommended.
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I will be pre-ordering this one:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Street-Huma...riedlander+lee
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Looks great!
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I wonder what Jerome ended up getting...
hey !

I ended up getting Nudes and Double Elephant which includes a Lee Friedlander album
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I got 'Like A One-Eyed Cat' back when it was published. I like think that it is good retrospective.
https://vimeo.com/46302233
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I got 'Like A One-Eyed Cat' back when it was published. I like think that it is good retrospective.
https://vimeo.com/46302233
I have "Like a One-Eyed Cat", "Self-Portrait", "Photographs", "Lee Friedlander" (more self-portraits, Fraenkel Gallery 2000) and "The Little Screens". They're all excellent, but my favorites are "Like a One-Eyed Cat" and "Photographs".

I foolishly passed up "American Monument" while it was still in print (at least as late as 2002 it was still available from the publisher and via Barnes & Noble), thinking that $500 was a bit much for me to pay for a photo book. <sigh>
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