First published in 1987 to widespread critical acclaim, American Prospects has come to be regarded as an enduring classic as relevant to societal conditions now as it was four decades ago. In particular the role of the seasons and of natural disasters seen in its pages presages great threats to the earth we now witness. This revised edition permits a deeper look into the surprising ways that Joel Sternfeld’s delicate, pastel hued images presented a deep mediation on the America in the 1970’s and ‘80’s that managed to be simultaneously funny and despairing, calmly beautiful and grim. American Prospects has...
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