Central Park. Photographs by Bruce Davidson. Essay by Marie Winn. Preface by Elizabeth Barlow Rogers. Aperture, New York, 1995. 88 pp. First edition. Signed on Front fly-leaf. Oblong quarto. Hardbound in photo-illustrated dust jacket. 60 duotone illustrations.
Bruce Davidson is known for his ability to capture the essence of urban experience. In this book, he departs from the city to give us a book of wildlife photographs. There is a twist, however--all of the wildlife is in the middle of New York City. Davidson masterfully reveals a sublime vision which manages to make even the most familiar subjects take on a powerful poeticism, focusing as much on a man seeking refuge on a cold winter night as on a newborn baby bird. Accompanying the images are an essay by author Marie Winn, and a preface by Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, Director of the Central Park Conservancy.
NOTE: This title is available, unsigned, as photo-eye catalogue #AP328
Fine in a Fine dust jacket.