The term "cool" has become such a part of America's modern lexicon that it seems to have lost it's meaning. This stellar collection of photographs from the National Portrait Gallery and from prominent artists, museums, and archives nationwide would argue otherwise. The idea of cool is not only older than we think - it's also constantly changing, aided by the mediums of portraiture and film. Readers will find unexpected and familiar faces here: Walt Whitman, Frederick Douglass, and Georgia O'Keeffe, as well as James Dean, ...

American Cool 2014, Prestel, Munich

ISBN-13: 9783791353494