Nice copy. This large, oversized book has slight wear to edges. First printing of this large-format reissue of the widely acclaimed photographic compilation Size: Folio - between 12" - 15" Tall (oblong). N° de réf. du libraire
Synopsis : 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 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.
Review: In the late 1970s and early '80s Joel Sternfield criss-crossed the country, from Beverly Hills, Calif., to Aroostook County, Me., capturing Thoreau's lives of quiet desperation whipsawed by the American dream in transition. One of the most powerful images here is of a potato harvest. A bone-weary girl waits on a barrel of potatoes on a gray Maine day. The horizon looms before her, but rather than being limitless it seems as if it means to crush her. "American Prospects," first issued in 1987, is an essential documant in understanding both 20th- and 21st-century America. (Dana Jennings The New York Times 2013-01-18)
Titre : American Prospects
Éditeur : D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.
Date d'édition : 2003
Reliure : Hard Cover
Illustrateur : Color Photographs
Etat du livre : Near Fine
Edition : First Edition Thus.
Description du livre Hardcover. État : Very Good. N° de réf. du libraire S-255-66
Description du livre D.A.P., 2004. Oversized Hardcover. État : Good. First published in 1987. Photographer Joel Sternfeld made the first of these photographs in 1978, when color photography was still in its infancy as a fine art medium. Using an 8x10 view camerato render detail as precise as that of Carlton Watkins or Walker Evans, he experimented with the application to photography of color theories conceived originally in reference to painting & architecture. The result is a profound meditation on a perennial postmodern question: Have the chances for Utopia been lost? Sternfeld's 'vision' reveals 'a world of shimmering new construction surrounding a human spirit in serious trouble.' 59 color photo. N° de réf. du libraire 732925
Description du livre .A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, Inc., 2003. Hardcover. État : Used: Good. N° de réf. du libraire SONG1891024779
Description du livre A. N° de réf. du libraire WH1891024779
Description du livre .A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. 2003-11, 2003. Hardcover. État : good. 1891024779. N° de réf. du libraire 545098
Description du livre D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. Hardcover. État : Very Good. 1891024779 Mild wear to dust jacket, small chip at top edge of front jacket panel near flap. Light toning at edges of endpapers. Otherwise, jacket, cover boards, interior, clean. Binding sound. N° de réf. du libraire DEEP5S13
Description du livre D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. Hardcover. État : Good. 1891024779 Item in good condition. Textbooks may not include supplemental items i.e. CDs, access codes etc. N° de réf. du libraire Z1891024779Z3
Description du livre DAP, 2003. Hardcover. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good. illustrated (illustrateur). A bright, tight copy. DJ is not price clipped; colorful w/light soil * rubbing from handling; protected in mylar. Boards are firmly bound; ever so slightly bowed; pages crisp & clean. N° de réf. du libraire WS16911
Description du livre D. A. P., 2003. Oversize hardcover with dustjacket, unpaginated with 59 illustrations; very good condition, clean and crisp; owner's blindstamp on first blank page; no other internal marks. Shipping may be extra for this oversize book. N° de réf. du libraire AmStD.100
Description du livre Distributed Art Publishers, New York, 2003. Cloth. État : Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Fine. Reprint. Unused pristine reprint of the 1987 publication, bound in grey cloth with silver title on spine. Dust jacket is unclipped, protected in removable mylar, and also pristine. Sternfeld's urban street photography earned a Guggenheim Fellowship, and "American Prospects" significantly altered the course of photographic representation. His use of 8 x 10 view camera renders precise detail in these enormous full page color plates. Unpaginated, with frontispiece plus 59 plates and essays by Kerry Brougher, Andy Grundberg, and Anne W. Tucker. The postal charges quoted are for an average-sized book. Due to size and weight of this item, additional postage may be required for non-domestic shipping. N° de réf. du libraire 2080139440