Lee Friedlander: “The American Monument” (1976)

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Vince Aletti describes The American Monument as “almost maniacally inclusive, rounding up everything from Plymouth Rock to a plaque commemorating the Pony Express in Salt Lake City and treating them with the same nonchalance. The doggedness of Friedlander’s quest is at once astounding and hilarious… History stalks the landscape at every turn.”

The American Monument.
Photographs by Lee Friedlander.
Eakins Press, New York, 1976. 77 pp., numerous duotone illustrations,, 12×17″.

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