A RETROSPECTIVE by Peter Galassi. Essay by Sherry Turner DeCarava

New York: Museum of Modern Art, (1996). First edition. Hardcover. 280 pages, 194 reproductions in tritone, 43 in duotone. The nearly 200 plates in this book survey a half-century of work by a great American photographer. First applauded for 'The Sweet Flypaper of Life (1955), a book of life in Harlem with text by Langston Hughes, Roy DeCarava is also known for his extraordinary photographs of jazz musicians; Billie Holiday, Milt Jackson, John Coltrane, and many others. A master of poetic contemplation and of sensual tonalities in black and white, Decarava is, above all, a photographer of people. In his pictures of couples and children, of men at work and protesters on the march, he presents a compelling unity of private feeling and social conviction. A fine copy in gray cloth in a near fine dust jacket. Item #14487
ISBN: 0870701274

Price: $100.00

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