The Resource Alvin Baltrop : the piers, edited by James Reid & Tom Watt ; foreword by Glenn O'Brien

Alvin Baltrop : the piers, edited by James Reid & Tom Watt ; foreword by Glenn O'Brien

Label
Alvin Baltrop : the piers
Title
Alvin Baltrop
Title remainder
the piers
Statement of responsibility
edited by James Reid & Tom Watt ; foreword by Glenn O'Brien
Title variation
Piers
Creator
Contributor
Contributor
Editor
Photographer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Powerful, lyrical and controversial, Alvin Baltrop's photographs are a groundbreaking exploration of clandestine gay culture in New York in the 1970s and 80s. During that era, the derelict warehouses beneath Manhattan's West Side piers became a lawless, forgotten part of the city that played host to gay cruising, drug smuggling, prostitution and suicides. Baltrop documented this scene, unflinchingly and obsessively capturing everything from fleeting naked figures in mangled architectural environments to scenes of explicit sex and police raids on the piers. His work is little known and underpublished--mainly due to its unflinching subject matter--but while often explicit, his photographs are on a par with those of Nan Goldin, Peter Hujar and Enrique Metenides. While the outside world saw New York as the glamorous playground of Studio 54, Warhol's gang and the disco era, Baltrop photographed the city's gritty flipside; his work is an important part of both gay culture and the history of New York itself. This clothbound volume compiles the Piers series in one definitive monograph, a powerful tribute to a long-forgotten world at the city's dilapidated margins." --Publisher's website
Member of
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-2004
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Baltrop, Alvin J.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
TR655
LC item number
.B257 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Reid, James
  • Watt, Tom
  • O'Brien, Glenn
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Baltrop, Alvin J
  • Baltrop, Alvin
  • Baltrop, Alvin J
  • Piers
  • Nude in art
  • Gay men in art
  • Portrait photography
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Photography, Artistic
  • Aktfotografie
  • Homosexueller
  • Hafenanlage
  • New York, NY
  • Gay men in art
  • Nude in art
  • Photography, Artistic
  • Piers
  • Portrait photography
  • New York (State)
Label
Alvin Baltrop : the piers, edited by James Reid & Tom Watt ; foreword by Glenn O'Brien
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 x 31 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9788415931232
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)910703046
  • (OCoLC)ocn910703046
Label
Alvin Baltrop : the piers, edited by James Reid & Tom Watt ; foreword by Glenn O'Brien
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 x 31 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9788415931232
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)910703046
  • (OCoLC)ocn910703046

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