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Joseph Sterling - the Age of Adolescence: Photographs 1959-1964 Hardcover – Aug 2005

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  • Hardcover: 102 pages
  • Publisher: Greybull Press, U.S.; First edition edition (Aug. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0972778853
  • ISBN-13: 978-0972778855
  • Product Dimensions: 33.2 x 26.1 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,698,578 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

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By Robin Benson TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 12 April 2010
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Remember in American Graffiti when the leader of the Pharoah's (Bo Hopkins) catches Curt ( Richard Dreyfuss) sitting on the hood of a friend's De Soto or at the Hop when Laurie (Cindy Williams) is dancing with Steve (Ron Howard) well, here they are, the All-American teenagers, in real life captured by Joseph Sterling's camera five decades ago. This fascinating collection was originally created as a thesis for his entry to the graduate programme in Chicago's Institute of Design and some appeared in a 1961 issue of Aperture featuring the Institute.

The hundred photos were taken in Chicago and do a good job, I think, of capturing the feel of teen life back then. The cars, girls, fashion, music, school, sex, sport and of course relationships all get a look in. Perhaps missing were some photos of them in their rooms at home with all the visual bric-a-brac that obviously identifies this soon to be adult group.

The photos are either half or one to a page with a few spread wide but they are all gutsy, strong black and white images presented with an interesting flow through the pages of close-ups and medium shots. The book's production is perfect: printed with a 200 screen on good matt art paper by the German printers Cantz'sche.
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Where were you in '62? 12 April 2010
By Robin Benson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Remember in American Graffiti when the leader of the Pharoah's (Bo Hopkins) catches Curt (Richard Dreyfuss) sitting on the hood of a friend's De Soto or at the Hop when Laurie (Cindy Williams) is dancing with Steve (Ron Howard) well, here they are, the All-American teenagers, in real life captured by Joseph Sterling's camera five decades ago. This fascinating collection was originally created as a thesis for his entry to the graduate program in Chicago's Institute of Design and some appeared in a 1961 issue of Aperture featuring the Institute.

The hundred photos were taken in Chicago and do a good job, I think, of capturing the feel of teen life back then. The cars, girls, fashion, music, school, sex, sport and of course relationships all get a look in. Perhaps missing were some photos of teens in their rooms at home with all the visual bric-a-brac that obviously identifies this soon to be adult group.

The photos are either half or one to a page with a few spread wide but they are all gutsy, strong black and white images presented with an interesting flow through the pages of close-ups and medium shots. The book's production is perfect: printed with a 200 screen on good matt art paper by the German printers Cantz'sche.

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Amazing 26 April 2014
By Sally - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Beautiful book. A must have in anyone's collection. I refer to this regularly & it has a very unique style for its era.
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