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The Age Of Adolescence: Joseph Sterling Photographs 1959-1964,by Joseph Sterling / David Travis

The Age Of Adolescence: Joseph Sterling Photographs 1959-1964

Joseph Sterling / David Travis

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Photographs by Joseph Sterling; essay by David Travis. 128 duo-toned b&w plates of American teenagers in the early 1960's.
Adolescence is a time of drives: sexual, emotional, and vehicular. That age sparkles with the promise of what's to come, hides its insecurities under the cover of bravado, and trembles with excitement about the here and now. From 1959 to 1964 (arguably the adolescence of America), Joseph Sterling photographed teenagers, mostly in and around Chicago, hanging out after school, at drive-ins, in fast cars. As Sterling himself defined it, "the world of the adolescent is totally interlaced within itself and incapable of freeing itself . . . It whirls, rolls, and engulfs what it is allowed to engulf." During that bridging period between postwar peace and prewar upheaval, Sterling was a student himself at Moholy-Nagy's Institute of Design in Chicago, where he studied photography under Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind, and Frederick Sommer with classmates Yasuhiro Ishimoto and Ray Metzker. Looking back now at this body of work in its entirety, a viewer can easily see that America was on the verge of a sea change--Vietnam, drugs, the end of our naëvetª as a nation. Along with an essay by David Travis, Curator of Photography at the Art Institute of Chicago since 1972, this volume collects more than 100 images of a time that's both historically important and emotionally resonant, one in which, as Sterling says, "opportunity is revealed and must be exploited."
Titel The Age Of Adolescence: Joseph Sterling Photographs 1959-1964
Author Joseph Sterling / David Travis
Signed No
ISBN 9780972778855
Language English
Dimensions (cm hxb) 34 x 26
Book condition As new
Cover condition As new
Condition description New in publishers wrap
Binding Hardcover without dustjacket (as issued)
Edition First edition
Pages 102
Publisher Greybull Press Clothbound, 11 x 14 in. / 102 pgs / 128 duotone
Publishing date 2005
Publishing place New York / Los Angeles
Number published No
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