The American Monumnet, Lee Friedlander
$ 150.00
Originally published to great acclaim in 1976, The American Monument has become one of the most sought-after photography publications of the 20th century. 
Considered by many, including Friedlander himself, to be one of his most important books, The American Monument has influenced generations of photographers, curators and art historians. 
Lee Friedlander is the recipient of three Guggenheim Fellowships as well as a MacArthur Fellowship. He has published more than 50 monographs since 1969, and exhibited extensively around the world for the past five decades, including a major retrospective at the MoMA, NY, in 2005

Long out of print, this second edition published in the same oversized format as the first edition, with exquisite duotone reproductions of the original 213 photographsthe album of post-bound single sheets can easily be disassembled for display. It also includes the original essay by Eakins Press founder Leslie George Katz along with a new essay by eminent past MOMA NYC photography curator and Friedlander scholar Peter Galassi.

Illuminating the history and continued significance of this iconic artist and this early publication. The deeply influential American curator of photography at MoMA during the 1960s-70s, John Szarkowski (19272007), stated:
"I am still astonished and heartened by the deep affection of those pictures, by the photographers tolerant equanimity in the face of the facts, by the generosity of spirit, the freedom from pomposity and rhetoric. One might call this work an act of high artistic patriotism, an achievement that might help us reclaim that word from ideologues and expediters. "