Reflections: New York 1976 – 1980

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ReflectionsReflections: New York 1976–1980
Christian Reinhardt
Benteli
English and German

Text by Jonathan Fischer

 

Clothbound hardcover with dust jacket
208 Pages, 170 duotone illustrations
28 x 24 cm
ISBN: 978-3-7165-1583-9

 

The contradictions of rich and poor America – a wonderfully photographed documentary of 1970s New York and the Mid-West.

About the Artist:
Photographer Christian Reinhardt decided to move to New York in 1976. Provoked by the harsh, contradictory reality of that city, he started to sidetrack his work propagating the sleek living conditions of the wealthy. He became a street-photographer, thus recognizing that what he was photographing to make a living had really very little resemblance to the existential situation of a great part of the people living in New York. Venturing into other areas of the city he experienced the reverse side of the glamour-world in neighborhoods with burnt down buildings, virtually resembling war-zones. Some more pictures were taken in the Mid West of the United States where Christian Reinhardt worked as a farmer for one year.

About the Publisher:
Benteli Verlag was founded in 1899 and is based in Zurich, Switzerland.
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Book Materials and Specifications:
Hardcover book with dust jacket – cloth cover underneath. 7″ x 9.75″ is the most standard sized plate for this book, but smaller plates are present in the book also. Stitched perfect binding with glued down end papers.

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