Since 1970, when world-renowned photographer Harvey Stein first
turned his discerning eye toward Coney Island, his love affair with
this New York beachfront amusement park began to grow. Over 200
compelling black and white photos tell the tale of his 40-year
romance with this iconic locale. Entering Coney Island through his
lens is like stepping into another culture, capturing the lives and
times of those who work and play there. There is a sense of
adventure, a thrilling escape from daily worries, and much pleasure,
whether riding the jarring Cyclone roller coaster, walking the
boardwalk, viewing the Mermaid Parade, or sunbathing on the beach.
Coney Island, America's first amusement park, is celebrated
worldwide. It is a fantasyland of the past with an irrepressible
optimism about its future.
Every detail in the design and
production of this beautiful hardbound book was supervised by the
photographer and produced to exacting standards. The photographs
were printed in Asia on heavy 180 gsm paper, using two black inks
and the advanced stochastic printing process (which randomly places
the ink dots to obtain an image that is closer to continuous tone
than conventional halftone processes). This gives exceptional
fidelity to the original prints. Complete with a sturdy dust jacket
and custom end sheets.
Condition: Fine - as new.
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