This collection of colour portraits documents both the people and buildings of Harlem on the eve of great change. Attie has produced a record of a world rapidly being lost as gentrification and the influx of chain stores are replacing small businesses, store fronts and other cultural identities.
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Alice Attie is an artist and a writer. Her book "Harlem on the Verge", documenting the transformations of Harlem, New York, was published in 2001.
ROBIN D. G. KELLY is Professor of History and Africana Studies at New York University and the author of "Race Rebels" and "Yo Mama s Dysfunktional!"
*Starred Review* Though insufficiently edited, Robin D. G. Kelley's introductory essay about these vivid and entrancing color photos radiates intelligent enthusiasm for Attie as a social documentarian who captures Manhattan's black and Latino city-within-a-city when it seems about to be transferred from its traditional, predominantly poor denizens to a bourgeoisie who may be multicultural but aren't and won't be poor. Kelley is very good at pointing out the traces of reconnoitering class imperialism (the scrawled "Derrida" amid other graffiti) and the poignant scrawlings (the moved-to message sprayed over an impromptu elegy) of indigenous retreat. But before or after seeing the photos with Kelley, peruse them for their formal properties, which are bold and masterly. Every composition is oriented upon a cross--a strong central vertical axis and a strong horizontal one above the center of the frame--though a visible crossing of two lines is seldom present; this property unifies the whole suite of photographs, and any symbolic accents it adds are usually pertinent. Illumination is equal throughout the frame, establishing a rock-solid ground on which the figures deploy and refusing to "privilege" any object in the frame. Colors are utterly equally weighed; no reds or yellows or blacks punch out or retreat from the eye. Image after image evokes the response, "Man! That's a beautiful picture." Now look at the people and things Attie shows us. Unforgettable. Ray Olson
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Book Description Quantuck Lane Pr & the Mill rd, New York, New York, U.S.A., 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine/New. Alice Attie Photos (illustrator). NEW! Gift Quality hardcover copy, still in publisher's shrinkwrap. 128 pp. The colour portraits in this book document both the people and buildings of Harlem on the eve of great change. Gentrification and the influx of large chain stores are replacing small businesses, store fronts, memorials on walls and other visual evidence of the complex range of cultural identities had woven into the streets of their neighbourhoods. With a sense of both dedication and desperation (to beat the developer's clock) Alice Attie has produced a record of a world rapidly being lost. Robin D. G. Kelley (Introduction). This copy is PRISTINE! Binding is strong and tight, pages are clean and bright. No remainder mark. DJ equally Fn, all still in shrinkwrap. No finer copy for this price! Size: 11-1/4 x 10 Inches. Bookseller Inventory # 10-720138
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Book Description Quantuck Lane Press, New York, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First Edition.. 120 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. New book. AMERICANA. "A changing Harlem holds still for the memory.With sympathy and open eye, Alice Attie tells us about life in America."-Robert Frank. (Key Words: Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, Blacks, Nostalgia). book. Bookseller Inventory # 11606X1