The American Monumnet, Lee Friedlander
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.