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Luc Sante: Evidence: Sante, Luc

Luc Sante: Evidence

Sante, Luc

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ISBN 10: 0374523657 / ISBN 13: 9780374523657
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 1992
Condition: Very Good+ Soft cover
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Wraps; oblong 8vo; pp. 99, with 55 full-page b/w photo-illustrations, plus b/w photo-illustrations in text. Signed by Sante on the title-page. Covers lightly rubbed; corners a little thumbed. Sante's notorious compilation of crime scene photographs. Bookseller Inventory # D12440

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Title: Luc Sante: Evidence

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Very Good+

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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A collection of evidence photographs taken by the New York City Police between 1914 and 1918 is minutely annotated to express the social fabric of the times, the texture of the lives depicted, and the progress of the forensic use of photography.

From Library Journal:

While doing research for his highly acclaimed first book, Low Life ( LJ 6/1/91), Sante was given access to the New York City Police Department Archives. There he discovered some 1400 photos and glass plate negatives dating from 1914 to 1918. This was all that remained of the department's once-vast evidence photo files; the rest had been trashed. Taken from the files, these 55 raw, stark photos of the dead--victims of murder or suicides--are both fascinating and horrifying, showing the bodies as they were found by the police in tenement rooms or in vacant lots. The images are accompanied by the author's comments and some excerpts from original newspaper reports of the events. In all, this is a striking and highly original piece of social history. Recommended for large and specialized collections.
- Howard E. Miller, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Missouri Lib., St. Louis
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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