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 ...Read MoreWhen 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.Read Less
First printing; softcover, faint ripple to bottom edge of pages, horizontal crease across lower middle portion of front cover, lower right corner creased, bottom 1/3 of spine worn & chipped else text clean & binding tight. Photos available upon request.
Larry Clark. Fine in very good(+) jacket. 61 pages of Clark's gritty and provocative b/w photographs. Slim 4to, black cloth, illustrated d.w. with some very minor wear at spine ends and corners. [New York: Larry Clark, 1979]. First hardcover edition. A fine copy in a very good(+) dust wrapper. Second edition--the first in hardcover, self-published by Clark using the sheets from the 1971 softcover original.
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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