American Color by Constantine Manos - Signed Book – Magnum Photos

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In "American Color", Constantine Manos has created a set of fascinating images that engage both the eye and mind in repeated viewings and contemplation. Photographing mostly in exotic locales and at public events within the United States, such as Venice Beach and Atlantic City, Bike Week at Daytona Beach and at Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Manos presents a kaleidoscopic view of American culture. Although the pictures were made in the United States, they do not pretend to constitute a general or definitive statement about the country or its people. They are instead specific moments which cannot be categorized and which exist for their own sake.

In his preface Manos says, "The flow of people in a setting, their changing relationship to each other and their environment, and their constantly changing expressions and movements - all combine to create dynamic situations which provide the photographer with limitless choices of when to push the button. By choosing a precise intersection between subject and time, he may transform the ordinary into the extraordinary and the real into the surreal."

"American Color" is a collection of photographs which charm, humor, mystify, and astonish, while asking questions without giving ready answers.

First Edition, Signed by Constantine Manos

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 96
  • Size: 9.25 x 12.25 inches
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton
  • Publication Year: 1995
  • ISBN: 978-0393039122

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Available in a limited quantity in the Magnum Shop, this book has been signed by Constantine Manos. This book features Manos's street style color photography documenting American culture in exotic locales in the US.


In "American Color", Constantine Manos has created a set of fascinating images that engage both the eye and mind in repeated viewings and contemplation. Photographing mostly in exotic locales and at public events within the United States, such as Venice Beach and Atlantic City, Bike Week at Daytona Beach and at Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Manos presents a kaleidoscopic view of American culture. Although the pictures were made in the United States, they do not pretend to constitute a general or definitive statement about the country or its people. They are instead specific moments which cannot be categorized and which exist for their own sake.

In his preface Manos says, "The flow of people in a setting, their changing relationship to each other and their environment, and their constantly changing expressions and movements - all combine to create dynamic situations which provide the photographer with limitless choices of when to push the button. By choosing a precise intersection between subject and time, he may transform the ordinary into the extraordinary and the real into the surreal."

"American Color" is a collection of photographs which charm, humor, mystify, and astonish, while asking questions without giving ready answers.

First Edition, Signed by Constantine Manos

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 96
  • Size: 9.25 x 12.25 inches
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton
  • Publication Year: 1995
  • ISBN: 978-0393039122

The Magnum Store usually ships orders at least three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. To calculate shipping please go to your Cart.

International Orders:
Please note that if you choose First Class International for orders up to 4lbs or up to $400, delivery can take up to 30 days and tracking may not be available for your country.

If you choose Priority Mail International for your order delivery usually takes between 6 to 10 days depending on your country. Tracking will always be available.

If you prefer a different shipping method or an alternative shipping company, please email store@magnumphotos.com. All shipments are insured.