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(JOSEPH, MARC). JOSEPH, MARC & JAMES FREY. INTERVIEWS BY CORY REYNOLDS. CAROL LEFLUFY, EDITOR - AMERICAN PITBULL: PHOTOGRAPHS BY MARC JOSEPH

Title: AMERICAN PITBULL: PHOTOGRAPHS BY MARC JOSEPH
Description: Gottingen, GERMANY, Steidl., 2003, First Edition. (ISBN: 3-88243-914-9) Boards with Pastedown, 4to, 248pp, profusely illustrated in color. Designed by Gerhard Steidl, Marc Joseph and Claas Moller. Text in English. "American Pitbull" is a photographic exploration into the culture of American Pit Bull dogs and their people, presenting an alternative view of the controversial world revolving around a uniquely American breed of dog and the human beings that live for them. Over a three-year period photographer Marc Joseph traveled the United States photographing Pit Bull dogs, their owners, breeders and "old time dog men," at their homes and yards, and during various events related to the breed. The relationships formed with his subjects have helped Joseph to gain full access to a culture known by few outside of their specific community. The fanatical, almost religious devotion that Pit Bull people attribute to their breed is clearly portrayed in Joseph's pictures. Issues of identity are addressed through elements of image, race, pride, and background, while the photographs simultaneously serve to further an understanding of our perceptions of unconditional love, beauty, danger, and strength. Themes of family and shelter are prominent; throughout the series a cast of characters emerges, themselves defining the context of the book. From the elder-statesmen of the Pit Bull world in New England and the Southern United States such as Louis B. Colby and Floyd Boudreaux, to new-school giants the Hip-Hop music scene on the East and West coasts, such as Big Boi from Outkast, and DJ Muggs of Cypress Hill, "American Pitbull" clearly goes to the heart of what and why people feel so strongly for these dogs. Writer James Frey ("A Million Little Pieces") contributes an historically informative and personally sensitive essay, that, along with Marc Joseph's photographs, may well change a few minds on this, most misunderstood of all of man's best friends". A stunning tour-de-force, this is without a doubt one of our favorite photo-essays in recent years! A most handsome example of the ultra-scarce brown buckram variant cover of the hardbound 2003 Steidl first edition still in the publisher's shrinkwrap. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase.. Fine/No Jacket - As Issued.

Keywords: Marc, Joseph, "American Pitbull", James Frey, Gerhard Steidl, Photo Monograph, Photography, Literature and Fiction, Carol LeFlufy, American Pit Bull Dogs, dog owners, breeders, Louis B. Colby, Floyd Boudreaux, Hip-Hop, Music + Sound Art, Big Boi from Outk

Price: US$ 90.00 Seller: Arcana: Books on the Arts
- Book number: 020830

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