Book Review: The Americans (Robert Frank)

The_Americans_(2nd_printing)Okay, maybe it’s a little late for the 4th of July, but I’m offering The Americans, photos by Robert Frank for this book review. It is absolutely wonderful–a book we have in our library, and one I have in my own collection. I don’t know why it speaks to me so much, really, but I think it’s so beloved and lauded for good reason. This is very anecdotal, but it seemed to me that our Frank books were circulating a bit more than usual lately, so I looked him up online to find that he took this epic road trip across America 60 years ago–so an anniversary. There was also a great write-up about him in the New York Times recently, so if you’re interested, please check it out: The Man Who Saw America

And of course, if you haven’t seen his work, come to the library to check out:

The Americans
TR 654 .F851 A6 1978

Hold Still, Keep Going
TR 647 .F725 2001

One thought on “Book Review: The Americans (Robert Frank)

  1. ….it IS a great article in the Times, and a much-deserved tribute to a man whose entire existence was built around getting into the very sinew and flesh of the country he loves seeing in its exhaling moments, its semi-concealed places, the wheres and whens most of us would never look much less take photographs of.

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