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Frank, Robert (Photographer) & Eskildsen, Ute (Contributor). ROBERT FRANK: PARIS. Gottingen, Germany: Gerhard Steidl Druckerei Und Verlag, 2008. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 110 pages. As New/As New.

Retrospective collection of photographs on subject. One of the most important titles in Robert Frank's oeuvre. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published as part of the Steidl "Robert Frank Project". An austerely elegant production by Robert Frank and Gerhard Steidl: Oversize-volume format in square shape. Black cloth boards with red titles embossed on spine, as issued. Photographs by Robert Frank. Interview conducted by Ute Eskildsen. Printed on thick coated stock paper in Gottingen, Germany to the highest standards. In pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents Robert Frank's photographs of Paris in the 1950's, most of which appear in book form for the very first time. Some of the images previously appeared in "Flower Is...", but this book presents the body of work as selected and edited by Robert Frank himself in their entirety. "Having left Switzerland in 1924, this 1951 trip to France was Frank's second return to Europe after he had settled in New York City in 1947, and some of the images he made during that visit have become iconic in the history of the medium. Frank's experience of the New World sharpened his eye for European urbanism. He saw the city's streets as a stage for human activity and focussed particularly on the flower sellers. His work clearly references Atget and invokes the tradition of the flaneur" (Publisher's blurb). A gem. An absolute "must-have" title for Robert Frank completists. This title is now collectible. This is one of few copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A scarce copy thus. 80 tritone plates. Three of Robert Frank's books were selected as among the greatest photography books in "The Photobook". One of the greatest photographers of the 20th century. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ROBERT FRANK TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 3865215246. $100.00

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