The Lines of My Hand

By: Robert Frank

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Book Condition: New


After The Americans, The Lines of My Hand is arguably Robert Franks most important book and without doubt the publication that established his autobiographical, sometimes confessional, approach to bookmaking. The book was originally published by Yugensha in Tokyo in 1972, and this new Steidl edition, made in close collaboration with Robert Frank, follows and updates the first US edition by Lustrum Press of 1972. The Lines of My Hand is structured chronologically and presents selections from every stage of Franks work until 1972from early photos in Switzerland in 194546, to images of his travels in Peru, Paris, Valencia, London and Wales, and to contact sheets from his 195556 journey through the US that resulted in The Americans and made him famous. Here too are intimate photos of Franks young family, later photo-collages and stills from films including Pull My Daisy (1959) and About Me: A Musical (1971). This structure itself mirrors the rhythm of Franks life but it is his short personal texts, like diary entries, that fully bring his voice into the book. In its original combination of text and image, its fearless self-reflection, and its insistence on photography and film as equal though different aspects of the artists visual language, The Lines of My Hand has become an inspiration for many photographersnot least Robert Frank himself, who continues and expands this approach in the visual diaries he makes today. Printed Pages: 102.

Title: The Lines of My Hand

Author Name: Robert Frank

Categories: History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Steidl: 2017

ISBN: 3958293204

ISBN 13: 9783958293205

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 901443

Keywords: The Lines of My Hand Robert Frank