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The Age Of Adolescence: Joseph Sterling Photographs 1959-1964 Hardcover – October 15, 2005

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 102 pages
  • Publisher: Greybull Press (October 15, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0972778853
  • ISBN-13: 978-0972778855
  • Product Dimensions: 13.1 x 10.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,991,437 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Robin Benson on April 12, 2010
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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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By Sally on April 26, 2014
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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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