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Brooklyn Gang: Summer 1959 (Signed, Limited Edition of 150)

Davidson, Bruce

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ISBN 10: 0944092500 / ISBN 13: 9780944092507
Published by Twin Palms Pub, U.S.A., 1998
Used Condition: As New Hardcover
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Twin Palms. Cloth. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. Limited/Numbered. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 99 pp. This is an amazing collection of gang related photos, beautifully reproduced. First printing limited numbered edition of only 150 copies in slipcase and signed. This copy is number 95 out of 150, (numbers 1-50 came with a print and book in clamshell box, so actually 88 of a hundred for this slipcase autographed edition). Rare book, best price. Images of the actual book will be provided upon request. Bookseller Inventory # 000031

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Title: Brooklyn Gang: Summer 1959 (Signed, Limited ...

Publisher: Twin Palms Pub, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Inscribed and signed by William Eggleston. An excellent copy.

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In 1959 Davidson read about the teenage gangs of New York City. Connecting with a social worker to make initial contact with a gang called the Jokers, Davidson became a daily observerAand photographerAof this alienated youth culture. The Fifties are often considered passive and pale by our standards of urban reality, but Davidson's photographs prove otherwise. In a recent New York Times article discussing this work, Davidson admitted he feared the erratic and often violent rules and routines of the Jokers. It is tempting to consider what this book might have been like had more of the detail of Brooklyn's 1950s white gang culture, as revealed in that Times article, been used to reinforce this spare volume. But this book gets to the point quickly, on its own terms. Nearly 70 sheet-fed gravure platesAimages of tough people, tough lives, tough lovers, all trying to be coolAare followed by just two pages of recollections by the photographer and a lengthier interview with Benjie, a surviving gang member, now a drug counselor. Recommended.ADavid Bryant, New Canaan P.L., CT
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