Gli Americani (The Americans).
Oblong octavo. 179,pp. Original illustrated paper-covered boards protected by modern mylar housed in modern custom made black cloth slipcase. Front and back cover design by Saul Steinberg. Rare Italian language edition of the most notable and important work by Swiss born American photographer and filmmaker, Robert Frank. This edition preceded the first American Grove Press edition. "In this volume of 83 deeply moving and unconventional photographs, Robert Frank portrays the America of cowboys and politicians; of grocery shops, funeral parlors, and Fourth of July jamborees; of picnics, newsstands, crap tables, cocktail parties, jam sessions, and drive-in movies. Here is the face of America illuminated by an unusual talent." (From American edition). The Americans, was very influential in the post-war period, and earned Frank comparisons to a modern-day de Tocqueville for his skeptical outsider's view of American society. Some staining and scuffing on boards. Corners on head and tail of spine strengthened with Japan tissue. Gutter at front and rear endpapers expertly repaired. Slight age toning to outer edges of interior pages. Tight copy with binding in good, interior in very good condition. Slipcase fine.
Edition: First Italian edition (Prima edizione)
Book ID: 30044