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Author DeCarava, Roy, photographer, author.

Title The sound I saw : improvisation on a jazz theme / photographs and text by Roy DeCarava ; [with essays and text by Sherry Turner DeCarava, Radiclani Clytus].

Publication Info. Brooklyn, New York : First Print Press ; New York, New York : David Zwirner Gallery, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    779.092 DeCarava,R DEC 2019    Available
Edition New and expanded edition.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly illustrations ; 35 cm
still image sti rdacontent
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "Roy DeCarava: the sound i saw" is the pictorial equivalent of jazz. Here the visionary photographer turns his gaze on legendary jazz icons John Coltrane, Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington and Ornette Coleman, among many others. "This is a book about people, about jazz, and about things. The work between its covers tries to present images for the head and for the heart and, like its subject matter, is particular, subjective, and individual," writes DeCarava. A master of poetic contemplation and of sensual tonalities in black and white, DeCarava is, above all, a photographer of people. A member of the post-World War II generation that sought a new modernist vocabulary, he was first recognized for his innovative images of life in Harlem (the subject of The Sweet Flypaper of Life, his 1955 collaboration with poet Langston Hughes) and extraordinary portraits of jazz musicians like John Coltrane, Duke Ellington, and Billie Holiday. It is these two themes-New York and jazz-interwoven and inseparable, that are the ostensible subject of the sound i saw. However, the seemingly casual yet deeply felt compositions and the rich, gradient tones of DeCarava's photographs stir emotions that resonate far beyond one neighborhood and one era.
Subject DeCarava, Roy.
Jazz musicians -- United States -- Pictorial works.
Photography, Artistic.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Pictorial works.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Poetry.
Added Author DeCarava, Sherry Turner, editor, writer of supplementary textual content.
Clytus, Radiclani, writer of supplementary textual content.
Added Title Works. Selections
ISBN 9781644230107

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