American Icons

American Icons

by Steve Gottlieb
     
 

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A biker festooned in ritual leather, astride a Harley. The New York skyline. A bison cow and calf shaking off the early spring snow at Yellowstone. The U.S. Capitol at dusk. These are just a few of the 145 enduring images that comprise photographer Steve Gottlieb's tribute to things that are quintessentially American, from hot dogs at the ball park to the somber

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A biker festooned in ritual leather, astride a Harley. The New York skyline. A bison cow and calf shaking off the early spring snow at Yellowstone. The U.S. Capitol at dusk. These are just a few of the 145 enduring images that comprise photographer Steve Gottlieb's tribute to things that are quintessentially American, from hot dogs at the ball park to the somber vigil of Marine guards at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington cemetery. Embellished with appropriate quotations from insightful commentators from Alexis de Toqueville to Bill Bryson, the collective force of the images brings unity to the idea of the American experience. American Icons comprises, in the words of the photographer, "the people, places, and things that have, by virtue of history, nostalgia, taste, topographical beauty, or simple familiarity, come to symbolize our country."

Editorial Reviews

Shutterbug
Gottlieb has done an excellent job of exploring the fine details of our daily lives.
Amateur Photographer
This book is an ideal present for a homesick American and the photography's not bad either.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570983894
Publisher:
Rinehart, Roberts Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/15/2003
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
11.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.44(d)

Meet the Author

Steve Gottlieb's previous work, Washington: Portrait of a City, features photographs that are on permanent display at the National Building Museum in Washington. He lives in New York City.

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