Books on Books #7.
Photographs by David Goldblatt. Essays by Joanna Lehan, David Goldblatt, Jeffrey Ladd.
112 pp., 71 duotone illustrations, 9½x7".
David Goldblatt’s In Boksburg stands as one of the most important observations of a middle-class white community in South Africa during the apartheid years. Published in 1980, it presents an accumulation of everyday details from the community of Boksburg through which a larger portrait is revealed of white societal values within a racially divided state. Books on Books 7 reproduces all seventy-one black and white photographs as well as Goldblatt’s eloquent introduction to the work. The noted writer and editor, Johanna Lehan, contributes a contemporary essay written for this volume.