New York; (1993): Distributed Art Pub. (D.A.P.). First Edition. Folio. Item #029119
213pp., illustrated with black and white photographic images beginning with the alphabet, moves into numerals, and then develops into sentences. The dynamics of this found language, photographed from the streets and walls of America, is heightened by the irregular grid of the book design. Starting with the simplest deviance, Friedlander has built a great American epic, resonant with the democracy of the title. A fine copy bound in black cloth lettered in blind, in near fine dust jacket lettered in blue-green.