Robert Frank. Hold Still – Keep Going

Robert Frank not only ranks among the most important of living photographers but is also widely recognized as a seminal figure in the development of experimental cinema. And yet, the continuity and consistency of his work in both photography and film has been barely explored. “Hold still-keep going” fills this obvious void by illustrating and analyzing the underlying aesthetics that have guided Frank’s work in both media. From the very outset of his career, Frank distrusted the single photographic image and its claim to freeze moments of truth: time and again he gravitated to the moving image and serial photography, be it in book form or as a panel of photographs. Reproducing more than 100 collages, film stills and serial works, this volume will certainly become a new standard publication on Robert Frank, innovative photographer and experimental filmmaker. The book also contains an illustrated bibliography and biography featuring dozens of previously unpublished images of Robert Frank, his family and his friends. Published in conjunction with a major traveling exhibition, this is an essential addition to all photography and film collections. 8.25 x 10.75 inches, 102 duotone illustrations.

Text: Eskildsen Ute, Ribbat Christoph et al. cm 21×27; pp. 176; 102 bicromie e COL; hardcover. Publisher: Scalo, Zürich, 2001.

ISBN: 9783908247401| 3908247403

ID: AM-7144

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Robert Frank not only ranks among the most important of living photographers but is also widely recognized as a seminal figure in the development of experimental cinema. And yet, the continuity and consistency of his work in both photography and film has been barely explored. “Hold still-keep going” fills this obvious void by illustrating and analyzing the underlying aesthetics that have guided Frank’s work in both media. From the very outset of his career, Frank distrusted the single photographic image and its claim to freeze moments of truth: time and again he gravitated to the moving image and serial photography, be it in book form or as a panel of photographs. Reproducing more than 100 collages, film stills and serial works, this volume will certainly become a new standard publication on Robert Frank, innovative photographer and experimental filmmaker. The book also contains an illustrated bibliography and biography featuring dozens of previously unpublished images of Robert Frank, his family and his friends. Published in conjunction with a major traveling exhibition, this is an essential addition to all photography and film collections. 8.25 x 10.75 inches, 102 duotone illustrations.

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