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Bill Owens: Suburbia (First softcover printing)

Publisher: San Francisco: Straight Arrow, 1973
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Soft cover
Condition: Near Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 107762



First edition, first printing. Soft cover. Photographically illustrated stiff wrappers; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs and text by Bill Owens. 108 pp., with black-and-white plates throughout. 10 x 10 inches. [Cited in Andrew Roth, ed., The Book of 101 Books: Seminal Photographic Books of the Twentieth Century. (New York: PPP Editions in association with Roth Horowitz LLC, 2001), in Andrew Roth, ed., The Open Book. (Göteborg, Sweden: Hasselblad Center in association with Steidl Verlag, Göttingen, Germany, 2004), and in Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, The Photobook: A History, Volume II. (London and New York: Phaidon, 2006).]


Near Fine (tape residue on pages 4-5, not affecting plates, toning to the inside of the wrappers, else Fine). A near-mint copy.


One of the most original and important books in late-20th-century photography, Suburbia has been copied often, but never surpassed for its insightful glimpse into a northern California community in the early 1970s.