The Americans


The Americans
Edition of 20
signed and handbound
2017
Robert Frank's The Americans was published in 1958.  Jack Kerouac said in his intro that Frank "sucked a sad poem right out of America onto film".  In 2017 Susan Mills found subtle beauty in the American soil; her book is made from American plants.

"The raw plant materials were collected in 25 locations in the United States, then processed by Susan into paper. Like her other artist’s books, The Americans is conceptual in nature: it embodies an alternative way of thinking about and experiencing “place”. Frank’s book gave Americans a new way of seeing themselves in photographs. Susan’s book gives them an entirely new way of experiencing their land. " Book Arts arts du livre Canada