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Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Americans (Gebundene Ausgabe)
this is a book every photographer or anyone who wants to be a photographer should own. All eighty three of them are worth close study, although they work together to produce something much greater than their sum. 'The Americans' is not a book of photographs, it is a book made of photographs, a sequence of pictures to be seen as a whole. It received a mauling on publication from the critics - partly no doubt because of the technical 'deficiencies' or stylistic choices mentioned above, but mainly because it showed a personal view of America that was both foreign and uncongenial to the comfortable middle class which both produced and consumed 'culture' in America. The general public certainly failed to appreciate it at the time and probably still do not, though it has sold steadily for many years, becoming a classic, with several re-issues to keep it in the catalogues.