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.
(CLARK, LARRY). Clark Larry. TULSA-DELUXE SIGNED SLIPCASED EDITION WITH A SIGNED PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINT. Signed by the Photographer-with a b&w Photograph. New York: Grove Press, Inc., 2000. First Edition Thus 1/250 Deluxe. 4to. Cloth in Slipcase. Photography Monograph. As New/No Jacket-As Issued. np, profusely illustrated in b&w. 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. The 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". This example is from the Grove Press 2000 limited slipcased edition of two hundred and fifty copies only SIGNED by Larry Clark, with a SIGNED 8 x 10" black and white photographic print (of an image that is not reproduced in the book) laid in. A brand new, pristine example in the publisher's shrinkwrap, as issued. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value-we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 0-8021-1678-7 Inventory Number: 020125.
New. No dust jacket as issued. PLEASE NOTE: Due to the explicit nature of some of the content, you must be at least eighteen years of age to order this item. First edition thus (Grove Press). Limited slipcased edition of 250 numbered copies, signed by Clark, with an original previously unpublished 8 x 10-inch black-and-white gelatin silver print (also numbered and signed by Clark on verso in pencil, print edition 250). Hardcover. Black cloth with silver stamped spine, in black cloth slipcase; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Larry Clark. 64 pp., with numerous black-and-white plates. Slipcase measures 12-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches. Out of print. Scarce. New in publisher's shrink-wrap. Originally published in 1971 by Lustrum Press in softcover. In 1979, Clark self-published the book in cloth, with an illustrated dust jacket. The only other edition, aside from this Grove Press reprint, is a Japanese cloth edition of 1200 published by the Taka Ishii Gallery in 1996. Signed by Author.
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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