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Roy DeCarava and Langston Hughes: The Sweet Flypaper of Life
Roy DeCarava and Langston Hughes: The Sweet Flypaper of Life

Hbk, 5 x 7.25 in. / 108 pgs / 141 bw. | 9/25/2018 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9780999843826 | $45.00



Roy DeCarava and Langston Hughes: The Sweet Flypaper of Life
Roy DeCarava and Langston Hughes: The Sweet Flypaper of Life

Pbk, 5 x 7.5 in. / 106 pgs / 141 bw. | 9/25/2018 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9780999843819 | $24.95



Roy DeCarava and Langston Hughes: The Sweet Flypaper of LifeRoy DeCarava and Langston Hughes: The Sweet Flypaper of Life

Published by First Print Press.
Foreword by Sherry Turner DeCarava.

The Sweet Flypaper of Life is a "poem" about ordinary people, about teenagers around a jukebox, about children at an open fire hydrant, about riding the subway alone at night, about picket lines and artist work spaces. This renowned, life-affirming collaboration between artist Roy DeCarava and writer Langston Hughes honors in words and pictures what the authors saw, knew and felt deeply about life in their city.

Hughes’ heart-warming description of Harlem in the late 1940s and early 1950s is seen through the eyes of one grandmother, Sister Mary Bradley. We experience the sights and sounds of Harlem through her learned and worldly eyes, expressed here through Hughes’ poetic prose. As she states, "I done got my feet caught in the sweet flypaper of life and I’ll be dogged if I want to get loose." DeCarava’s photographs lay open a world of sense and feeling that begins with his perception and vision. The ruminations go beyond the limit of simple observation and contend with deeper meanings to reveal these individuals as subjects worthy of art. While Hughes states, "We’ve had so many books about how bad life is, maybe it’s time to have one showing how good it is," the photographs bring us back to this lively dialogue and a complex reality, to a resolution that stands with the optimism of the photographic medium and the certainty of DeCarava’s artistic moment.

First published in 1955, the book, widely considered a classic of photographic visual literature, was reprinted by public demand several times. This fourth printing, the Heritage Edition, is the first authorized English-language edition since 1983 and includes an afterword by Sherry Turner DeCarava tracing the history and ongoing importance of this book.



PUBLISHER
First Print Press

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 5 x 7.25 in. / 108 pgs / 141 bw.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Forthcoming

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: MID WINTER 2018

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9780999843826 TRADE
List Price: $45.00 CDN $60.00

AVAILABILITY
Awaiting stock

STATUS: Forthcoming | 9/25/2018

This title is not yet published in the U.S. To pre-order or receive notice when the book is available, please email orders @ artbook.com

Roy DeCarava and Langston Hughes: The Sweet Flypaper of LifeRoy DeCarava and Langston Hughes: The Sweet Flypaper of Life

Published by First Print Press.
Afterword by Sherry Turner DeCarava.

The Sweet Flypaper of Life is a "poem" about ordinary people, about teenagers around a jukebox, about children at an open fire hydrant, about riding the subway alone at night, about picket lines and artist work spaces. This renowned, life-affirming collaboration between artist Roy DeCarava and writer Langston Hughes honors in words and pictures what the authors saw, knew and felt deeply about life in their city.

Hughes’ heart-warming description of Harlem in the late 1940s and early 1950s is seen through the eyes of one grandmother, Sister Mary Bradley. We experience the sights and sounds of Harlem through her learned and worldly eyes, expressed here through Hughes’ poetic prose. As she states, "I done got my feet caught in the sweet flypaper of life and I’ll be dogged if I want to get loose." DeCarava’s photographs lay open a world of sense and feeling that begins with his perception and vision. The ruminations go beyond the limit of simple observation and contend with deeper meanings to reveal these individuals as subjects worthy of art. While Hughes states, "We’ve had so many books about how bad life is, maybe it’s time to have one showing how good it is," the photographs bring us back to this lively dialogue and a complex reality, to a resolution that stands with the optimism of the photographic medium and the certainty of DeCarava’s artistic moment.

First published in 1955, the book, widely considered a classic of photographic visual literature, was reprinted by public demand several times. This fourth printing, the Heritage Edition, is the first authorized English-language edition since 1983 and includes an afterword by Sherry Turner DeCarava tracing the history and ongoing importance of this book.



PUBLISHER
First Print Press

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 5 x 7.5 in. / 106 pgs / 141 bw.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Forthcoming

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: MID WINTER 2018

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9780999843819 TRADE
List Price: $24.95 CDN $33.95

AVAILABILITY
Awaiting stock

STATUS: Forthcoming | 9/25/2018

This title is not yet published in the U.S. To pre-order or receive notice when the book is available, please email orders @ artbook.com




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