Lee Friedlander: The Desert Seen
by Lee Friedlander
Publisher's Description
Lee Friedlander's second landscape monograph continues the "non-urban" explorations he started with his acclaimed title Flowers and Trees. The eye for compressed, chaotic, and abstract space, which made his earliest self-portraits and street scenes so brilliant, here renders landscapes clearly his own, nuanced and energetic. Cacti, cottonwoods, and mountains are merged into a simultaneously flat and vastly open space, with Friedlander's familiar shadow occasionally making its appearance.
Amazon.com Review
This collection of black-and-white photographs of the Sonoran desert runs counter to the current fashion for coffee-table art photography that emphasizes austere, stylized, isolated figures. Lee Friedlander's images are packed with detail, and the desert of this book is far from empty, but teems with life and visual richness. His landscapes are not sweeping panoramas, instead, they pull in dozens of directions at once. Often there is no apparent center, but many points of interest; branches and thorns of cholla, saguaro, and other cactuses do not so much frame the photos as invade them. In an introductory essay Freidlander aptly compares his work to his other love: jazz.
ISBN: 1881616754
Publisher: D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.
Hardcover : 108 pages
Language: English
Dimensions: 11.7 x 12.3 x 0.7 inches
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