Monday, May 13, 2013

Zero Mostel Reads A Book

KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #201: Elephansnydus features mention of the book "Zero Mostel Reads A Book".

In this hard-bound photo-essay, photographer Robert Frank, known for his outsider’s perspective on the strata of American society, follows Zero with a camera while he reads a random progression of books. A dictionary, a comic book, novels, and an anonymous assortment of thick texts. Reading, he moves around his home from room to room, first on a chair, then on a sofa, then pulling more books from his shelves; he drinks, he smokes. Frank’s camera is all the while capturing Zero’s reaction to what is being read — he cries, laughs, sweats, uses a magnifying glass, is scared,  horrified, enraged, makes hammy faces; he emotes.

Here are some great images from the book:

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