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Robert Frank: London/Wales Hardcover – 16 Jul 2003

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  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Scalo; 01 edition (16 July 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3908247675
  • ISBN-13: 978-3908247678
  • Product Dimensions: 24.8 x 20.1 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 632,552 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I absolutely adore the work of Robert Frank. He was one of the most influential photographers of the time, he broke with tradition and set the way for a whole new style of photography from the late 1950s through the 1960s. Here, he compares the rich London bankers with the coal merchants and miners of Wales. Do not overlook this book, it may be small in size, but it carries a mighty visionary message.
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With this work Frank has captured the famous British class system in action and on the streets of London and Wales when, just following the end of the second world war, people thought that that might all be behind them. He does it in photographs that really do make just one tell more than a thousand words providing a volume of thing to say and be said about England/Wales at that time. It is a truly remarkable book and should be seen along side that of England/Scotland 1960 by Bruce Davidson who followed on a few years later with a similar theme.
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HASH(0x90d939f0) out of 5 stars A superbly presented and enthralling compilation 10 Aug. 2003
By Midwest Book Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
The collaborative effort of Scalo in collaboration with the Corcoran Gallery (Washington, D.C.), London/Wales is a photography collection 72 early 1950's tritone images taken by the famous and "museum-worthy" photographer Robert Frank. An informed and informative text is minimally present in this collection, which is primarily dedicated to showcasing the powerful still images of urban life and the people who lived in 1950s London, England and Careau, Wales. A superbly presented and enthralling compilation, London/Wales memorably illustrates the very essence of London and Wales and is a strongly recommended addition to professional, academic, and community library History of Photography collections.
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HASH(0x90d9399c) out of 5 stars Setting the Stage for "The Americans" 29 July 2003
By Michael Brad Richman - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Robert Frank's previously unpublished photographs of London and Wales from the early 1950s are a revelation. With insightful text from curator Philip Brookman, this book is a must-buy for casual fans and scholars alike. Having recently seen the exhibition of this work at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, I must say viewing the photographs first hand was a wonderful experience. Yes, the prints are often too gray and dark, the negatives poorly exposed, and some images slightly out of focus, but through this work we can see an evolving photographic style that reached perfection a few years later in the seminal book, "The Americans." And witnessing that transformation is what made the exhibit, and this book, so memorable and priceless.
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HASH(0x90d03ad4) out of 5 stars Robert Frank: London/Wales 12 Sept. 2005
By Brandon Thibodeaux - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
It's a nice book. Not quite like seeing them in person, but hey, what can you do.
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