This is the unconventional catalogue of the exhibition "Robert Frank, Books and Films, 1947-2016," a special edition of the German newspaper the Süddeutsche Zeitung-following its original design and format, and printed on newsprint. Conceived by Robert Frank and Gerhard Steidl, the exhibition presents Frank's iconic images in the context of his life, creative processes, and wider cultural history. Here Frank's books and fi lms are seen against the backdrop of his photographs, which are presented in an immediate and straightforward way: printed on up to three-meterlong sheets of newsprint and installed directly onto the wall, without frames. The newspaper catalogue recreates the raw, innovative approach of the exhibition. Featuring interviews, essays, letters and opinion pieces alongside rich picture sequences, Robert Frank: Books and Films, 1947-2016 is an unpretentious and accessible printed object-or in Frank's own words: "Cheap, quick and dirty, that's how I like it!" Only available as pack of five!
Robert Frank was born in Zurich in 1924 and immigrated to the United States in 1947. He is best known for his seminal book The Americans, first published in 1959, which gave rise to a distinctly new form of the photobook, and his experimental film Pull My Daisy of 1959. Frank's other important projects include the books Black White and Things (1954), Lines of My Hand (1972), and the film Cocksucker Blues for the Rolling Stones (1972). He divides his time between New York City and Nova Scotia, Canada.