Item #410460 New York, New York. György LÖRINCZY.
New York, New York
New York, New York

New York, New York

Rotterdam, Cologne, Budapest: Netherlands Fotomuseum / Schaden.com / Vintage Gallery, 2004. One of 1000 copies, a facsimile reprint of the 1972 edition. 9.75 x 8 inches. Text in Hungarian, with a laid-in translation on a folded sheet. 108 pages, with folding list of plates at end. 100 black-and-white photographs, including two photos printed on a translucent blue sheet. Original black boards lettered in gilt; pictorial dust jacket. A fine, well-preserved copy. Item #410460

Of the original edition of this classic, Parr & Badger wrote: "In 1968 the photographer György L rinczy took advantage of the Hungarian government's decision to relax its rigorous laws on citizens travelling abroad. The result was his book New York, New York, which projected a rather less jaundiced view of the Big Apple than that of many home-grown photographers. As a foreigner's vision, and in terms of photographic outlook, L rinczy's perspective clearly has affinities with that of William Klein, but his manic exuberance seems to run on pure energy, without the psychological tensions that underpin Klein's more realistic and informed vision of the city ... György's Style is rough, raw and uninhibited, in the best stream-of-consciousness manner, utilizing extreme blur, grain and solarisation. his manic exuberance seems to run on pure energy, without the psychological tensions that underpin [William] Klein's more realistic and informed vision of the city" (Parr & Badger, The Photobook, I, pp. 233 and 262). Fernández and Guerrero, New York in Photobooks, p. 148 ("A printed pattern of visual pleasure").

Price: $300.00

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