America was made for long road trips. An enduring symbol of discovery and escape, the road is a modern open frontier that has taken an almost mythical place in our culture, appearing in the literature, music, movies and photography. The first book to explore the road trip as a photographic genre, The Open Road is filled with images from around the country and across the years taken by eighteen of the century’s greatest photographers, from Robert Frank to Ryan McGinley. Beginning with an introduction from author and artist David Campany that traces the rise of road culture, you’ll find stunning shots of lonely expanses and vast emptiness, landmarks and tourist traps, curious characters and uncommon stopovers and, of course, that iconic stretch of road leading somewhere over the horizon. A visual tour de force that captures the road’s spirit of freedom and possibility, this book is a must-have for any photographer or traveler.
•10.25"W x 1.5"D x 12"H
•by David Campany