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Lee Friedlander Portraits 
 
  
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Hardcover 
71 pages 
New York Graphic Society 
Published 1985 
  
From Publishers Weekly 
  
Friedlander's portraits of subjects framed in everyday settings are jolting. At first glance, they look like ordinary snapshots from a family album. But look again, and you discover all sorts of incongruities, ironic echoes, lots of small insights that add up to a shock. Some well-known figures crop upCount Basie, Jean Genet, Walker Percy, Diane Arbus, Walker Evansbut most of the subjects are unknown people whom the viewer comes to know intimately. Painter R. B. Kitaj, in his foreword, compares these quietly devastating photos to the paintings of Pierre Bonnard: both Bonnard and Friedlander are deeply domestic, and both picture scenes that are a "cross between penny-plain and complexly interesting." A wry, wistful cross-section of American life by a photographer with no preconceptions unfolds in these 73 duotones. October 23 
  
Copyright 1985 Reed Business Information, Inc.  
  
 
  
From Library Journal 
  
Friedlander is considered to be one of the most important photographers working today. Together with Diane Arbus and Garry Winograd, with whom he shared a MOMA show in the mid-Sixties, he has strongly influenced a new generation of photographers. The reasons for that are evident in this collection. Though it is perhaps not his best work, there are some marvelous images here, characterized by both his sophisticated use of light and his original sense of composition. These portraits, taken between... read more
 
  
 
  

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Lee Friedlander; & Richard Benson
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Lee Friedlander; Steve Lacy; & Ruth Brown
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Lee Friedlander: Self Portraits 
  
Lee Friedlander; & John Szarkowski
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Lee Friedlander: American Musicians 
  
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Family: Photographs by Lee Friedlander 
  
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Lee Friedlander: Sticks & Stones Architectural America 
  
Lee Friedlander (Photographer); & James Enyeart (Essays)
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Lee Friedlander (Photographer); Peter Galassi (Essay); & Richard Benason (Afterword)
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Lee Friedlander: Kitaj 
  
Maria Friedlander (Introduction); R. B. Kitaj (Afterword); & R.B. Kitaj
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