The Americans China

Books Ruined

The Americans by Robert Frank, introduction by Jack Kerouac (Göttingen, Germany: Steidl, 2017)

The Face of China as Seen by Photographers &Travelers, preface by L. Carrington Gopodrich, historical commentary by Nigel Cameron (New York: Aperture, 1978)

Imperial China: Photographs, 1850-1912, historical texts by Clark Worswick and Jonathan Spence, with a foreword by Harrison Salisbury (n.p.: Pennwick/Crown, 1978)

San Francisco's Golden Era: A Picture Story of San Francisco Before the Fire by Lucius Beebe & Charles Clegg (Berkeley: Howell-North, 1960)

7.5" x 8.6"
"Robert Frank, Swiss, unobtrusive, nice, with that little camera that he raises and snaps with one hand he sucked a sad poem right out of America onto film, taking rank among the tragic poets of the world." --Jack Kerouac
"Wow, and blown over Chinese cemetery flowers in a San Francisco hill being hammered by potatopatch fog on a March night I'd say nobody there but the rubber cat--" --Jack Kerouac
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