When it first appeared in 1971, Larry Clark's groundbreaking book Tulsa sparked immediate controversy across the nation. Its graphic depictions of sex, violence, and drug abuse in the youth culture of Oklahoma were acclaimed by critics for stripping bare the myth that Middle America had been immune to the social convulsions that rocked America in ...
When it first appeared in 1971, Larry Clark's groundbreaking book Tulsa sparked immediate controversy across the nation. Its graphic depictions of sex, violence, and drug abuse in the youth culture of Oklahoma were acclaimed by critics for stripping bare the myth that Middle America had been immune to the social convulsions that rocked America in the 1960s. The raw, haunting images taken in 1963, 1968, and 1971 document a youth culture progressively overwhelmed by self-destruction -- and are as moving and disturbing today as when they first appeared. Originally published in a limited paperback version and republished in 1983 as a limited hardcover edition commissioned by the author, rare-book dealers sell copies of this book for more than a thousand dollars. Now in both hardcover and paperback editions from Grove Press, this seminal work of photographic art and social history is once again available to the general public.
Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 64 p. Contains: Illustrations.
Very good. A VG+ copy of this classic. Green Apple Books and Music, Publisher Weekly's Bookstore of the Year 2014, has been San Francisco's favorite independent bookseller for more than 40 years! Shipping costs on oversize / international orders will reflect actual shipping charges and may be more than quoted by ABE. We will need to contact you with true shipping costs and ask for authorization before adjusting cost.
Fine in a fine jacket. Second printing of this edition. Quarto. While other photographic books before danced around the edges of Clark's subject matter, Tulsa was the first book of its kind to grapple with poverty, drugs, sex, and disaffection in anything resembling a narrative. This reprint, released in 2000, speaks to its enduring legacy and influence.
Slim quarto [30.5 cm] Black and white pictorial wraps. Very good condition. The covers are very subtly soiled and scratched. A reprint of Larry Clark's groundbreaking book, illustrating youth violence, drug abuse, and sex in Oklahoma. "i was born in tulsa oklahoma in 1943. when i was sixteen i started shooting amphetamine. i shot with my friends everyday for three years and then left town but i've gone back through the years. once the needle goes in it never comes out." L. C.
Clark's photographs shattered my perceptions of the American Golden Age. As an outsider (an Australian) this era appeared to be a homogenous time of prosperity, upward mobility and social cohesion. "Tulsa" is a superb counter to this and allows you to explore the complexity of the period and American culture. A fantastic book.
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