Greenwich Village. Fred W. McDarrah.
Greenwich Village

Greenwich Village

New York, NY: Corinth Books, Inc., 1963. First Edition. Softcover. "Greenwich Village is the liveliest and most colorful local community within New York City. An exciting complex of interesting people, fascinating places and dynamic ideas, the Village has the vitality of a metropolis, the intimacy of a neighborhood, and a personality all its own." (from "Greenwich Village, Past and Present: Old Green Village," pg. 16) A vintage, now-classic book of text & photographs by Fred W. McDarrah (1926-2007), the legendary staff photographer for The Village Voice in NYC. All the many aspects of this fabled time & place are depicted during its literary, cultural, artistic, musical & theatrical ferment of the early 1960s. With an introduction by David Boroff; & lists of the famous venues, many now gone, where so much took place. Julian Beck & Judith Malina, Hans Hofmann, Edward Hopper, Seymour Krim, Norman Mailer & co. are seen in their Village milieus. The core founding members of the Beat Generation are not present in these images, but their atmosphere prevails- we can imagine them just outside the frame. Large-format softcover original in sewn binding, presumed first edition, first printing. A delightful, most evocative contemporary window into a great American place & era. In relatively near-fine condition with only mild rubbing, scratching & occasional short, faint creases to front, back covers & spine; mild wear & some small-to-tiny bumps, curls at edges & corners of same; mild rubbing & a touch of light browning to edges of text block. Interior very fine with only small bumps, creases at/ near mostly upper corners of page leaves. Near Fine. [Item #3447]

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