Joel Sternfeld American Prospects Essay Writer

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About this Item: Chronicle Books, San Francisco, 1994. softcover. Condition: Nearly fine copy. Illus. with photos (illustrator). 2nd ed. edition.. Oblong 4to, pp., First printing of the new edition. One corner lightly bumped, else fine., Preface to this new edition and introduction by Andy Grundberg. Afterword by Anne W.Tucker. Seller Inventory # 014016

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About this Item: Chronicle Books, 1994. Lg Trade PB, 54 plates. Condition: Fine. 1st Trade Paperback Edition. No names or ANY markings. Corners bumped, else Very Fine. ; Friends of Photography, Untitled #58; Oblong Small 4to ; Unpaginated pages; Cover photo depicts farm house afire. Seller Inventory # 57325

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About this Item: San Francisco: Friends of Photography/Chronicle Books., 1994. Soft cover. Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First paperback edition, with number "1" in the printing sequence. Preface to the new edition and introduction by Andy Grundberg, and afterword by Anne W. Tucker. A fine copy in French folding wraps as issued (but for a crease to one corner and very minor surface imperfections to the glossy wrappers) profusely illustrated with Sternfeld's color photographs. Seller Inventory # 53334

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About this Item: San Francisco, Friends of Photography, 1987, 1987. San Francisco, Friends of Photography, 1987, first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. Preface to this new edition and introduction by Andy Grundberg, afterword by Anne W. Tucker. Fine. Seller Inventory # JD31104

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About this Item: Times Books / Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1987. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. First Edition. Quarto. Hardcover First Edition. 1987. Price clipped dustjacket bumps has bumps and creases along edges. I snice in mylar cover. Front free endpaper has been removed. Gift inscription to terminal pastedown. The McLean Farm Market caption page has a commetary from the previous owner that reads "I?Love This!!" A?couple of the caption pages have a very small blue dot to them which is eith the result of a printing error, a ball point pen held in place. Photos are clean throughout. Corners bumped. Binding is solid. [ROTH 260]. Seller Inventory # GRP67871685

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About this Item: Friends of Photography in association with Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA, 1994. First edition thus. Softcover. His now classic first monograph with an introduction and a new preface by Andy Grundberg and an afterword by Anne W. Tucker. A powerful selection of color photographs. A clean very near fine copy in wrappers with some very minute edge wear. (Parr & Badger v2, 34-35; Roth 260-261). Seller Inventory # 134818

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Originally published in 1987, Joel Sternfeld's now-classic view of America is here remastered, redesigned and reprinted at a larger, brighter, truer scale. Finally, photography and offset printing techniques have caught up with Sternfeld's eye, and this new edition of "American Prospects" succeeds in presenting Sternfeld's most seminal work as it has always meant to be shoOriginally published in 1987, Joel Sternfeld's now-classic view of America is here remastered, redesigned and reprinted at a larger, brighter, truer scale. Finally, photography and offset printing techniques have caught up with Sternfeld's eye, and this new edition of "American Prospects" succeeds in presenting Sternfeld's most seminal work as it has always meant to be shown. A specially-commissioned essay by Kerry Brougher, Chief Curator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, considers the historical context in which Sternfeld was working and the pivotal role that "American Prospects" has played in the course of contemporary filmmaking and art photography. In "American Prospects," a fireman shops for a pumpkin while a house burns in the background; a group of motorcyclists stop at the side of the road to take in a stunning, placid view of Bear Lake, Utah; the high-tech world headquarters of the Manville Corporation sits in picturesque Colorado, obscured by a defiant boulder; a lone basketball net stands in the desert near Lake Powell in Arizona; and a cookie-cutter suburban housing settlement rests squarely amongst rolling hills in Pendleton, Oregon. Sternfeld's photographic tour of America is a search for the truth of a country not just as it exists in a particular era but as it is in its ever-evolving essence. It is a sad poem, but also a funny and generous one, recognizing endurance, poignant beauty, and determination within its sometimes tense, often ironic juxtapositions of man and nature, technology and ruin....more

Hardcover, 140 pages

Published February 2nd 2004 by Distributed Art Publishers (DAP) (first published 1987)

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