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This publication was the first broad survey of Frank, unanimously regarded as one of the most important postwar photographers. Compiled with the assistance of the artist himself, it features selections from his earlier well-known books (The Americans, The Lines of My Hand), lesser-known film stills, and recent, previously unpublished black-and-white and color composites. While necessarily selective, the chronological presentation manages to consolidate Frank’s long career without sacrificing either the breadth of his themes or the pathos of the individual images. The reproductions are handsome and the layout unconventional and dramatic, presenting each work to its best artistic advantage. Given such perspective and scope, the weight and poetry of Frank’s oeuvre are undeniable. The inclusion of insightful critical and biographical writings on the artist further enhance the work. A fine introduction for the uninitiated, this volume will remain a valuable archive even after a catalogue raisonne is produced.