“A HUMANE, DEMOCRATIC HAVEN OF BREATHTAKING BEAUTY”: CENTRAL PARK, SIGNED BY BRUCE DAVIDSON
DAVIDSON, Bruce. Central Park. (New York): Aperture, (1995). Oblong quarto, original half green cloth, original photographic dust jacket.
First edition of Davidson's revealing photo documentary on Central Park, boldly signed by him on the half title, with 92 black-and-white photographs (20 double-page).
"What Davidson was looking for, as his pictures have always shown, was a kind of awkward human beauty" (Frizot, 652). In Central Park, Bruce Davidson's images reveal a "humane, democratic haven of breathtaking beauty and ecological secrets, as well as a site for wondrous adventures… Here he intuitively discovers a multiplicity of mysteries, eccentricities, and characters that together reflect the vibrant and complex city of which the park is the heart and soul." Preface by Elizabeth Barlow Rogers; commentary by Marie Winn.
A fine copy.