Robert Frank: The Americans

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  1. admwright macrumors regular

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    I have been considering getting a copy of this book. Steidl have a 'Special Edition' at a reasonable price but I have also seen a version "Looking In: Robert Frank's The Americans - Expanded Edition" by Sarah Greenough, Stuart Alexander. This has all of the original images but with additional essays, contact prints etc. The price for these are very similar so the extras of the 'looking in' version are appealing. Anyone have a recommendation for which version to get?

    All the best
    Andrew W.
     
  2. quickbrownfox macrumors newbie

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    The "Looking In" book is fascinating and recommended for all Frank aficionados but the normal Steidl version of The Americans is, IMO, the better way of appreciating the photos as a unified body of work.
     
  3. chrfr macrumors 603

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    Absolutely agree. The book's design is a part of the work. My recommendation: buy both if you can.
     
  4. admwright thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the input. I think I will get the 'basic' book first then pick up a copy of the 'looking in' book.

    All the best
    Andrew W.
     

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