Jerry Dantzic's New York: The Fifties in Focus

by Jerry Dantzic

2002

£25.00

First edition, first impression of this large format hardback from 2002, published by Stemmle by Jerry Dantzic. The book has a small inscription from the previous owner on the first page, otherwise no markings at all. 

About Jerry Dantzic's New York

This book features his early gelatin-silver work is a visual poem, and a tribute to New York City in the 1950s. A student of Alexey Brodovitch, Dantzic was one of the most active chroniclers of the era, free-lancing for numerous major publications. His brilliant black-and-white photography reveals the inimitable grandeur of the city in its extraordinary richness and beloved diversity -- glamourous celebrities, swanky night clubs, the romance of lovers, Coney Island, faces of Chinatown and Little Italy, the building of the Lincoln Tunnel, Orchard Street, the Sinners Ball, boxers in Brooklyn, Times Square on New Years Eve. . . . This book assembles an unforgettable pastiche of New York life in the 1950s, and commemorates the much-hailed rediscovery of Jerry Dantzic as a major contributor to mid-20th-century American photography.