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. Quarto. Softcover Paper. Reprint Edition. 2000. Text in English Reprint of the 1971 edition. Minor bumps and rubs to corners and extremities. Interior text and images are clean throughout. Binding is solid. Offered by the Antiquarian, Rare, and Collectible department of Better World Books. Your purchase benefits global literacy programs. 100% satisfaction guaranteed.
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.
Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority.
(CLARK, LARRY). Clark Larry. TULSA. New York. 2000 (2007). : Grove Press, Inc., Third Printing. 4to. Pictorial Wrappers. Photography Monograph. Fine. np, profusely illustrated in b&w. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. Nearly thirty years after the 1971 Lustrum Press publication of this landmark book, Larry Clark's taboo breaking "Tulsa" is once again available. Long before "Kids", "Another Day in Paradise" and "Bully", this was the real thing. A gritty, voyeuristic photo essay of the author's life amongst youthful petty criminals and drug addicts in Oklahoma, this book forever changed the landscape of acceptability for the photographic book in the latter half of the 20th Century. A most handsome example of the 2007 third printing of the paperbound Grove Press edition (whose 1971 Lustrum Press first edition is cited on page 260 of Martin Parr and Gerry Badger's "The Photobook: A History Volume I", pages 272-73 of The Hasselblad Center's "The Open Book", page 25 of "From Fair to Fine: 20th Century Photography Books That Matter", and pages 208-09 of "The Book of 101 Books"). 0-8021-3748-2 Inventory Number: 024448.
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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