"BIG CITY PRIMER" par Bill BARRETTE & John YAU. Editions Timken Publishers Inc.,New York, 1991.
BIG CITY PRIMER
"BIG CITY PRIMER" par Bill BARRETTE & John YAU. Editions Timken Publishers Inc.,New York, 1991. Imprimé au Japon. Grand in-8 carré, dos droit, couverture souple cartonnée photo. 132 pages. Texte en anglais, trente poèmes de John Yau illustré de 92 reproductions photographiques noir & blanc pleine page de Bill Barrette.
"Bill Barrette and John Yau offer a frank, far-ranging perception of New York City that is neither traditional nor sensational. The photographs are not images for which the city is famous, but views of New York as it is - immense and ultimately unknowable. Here are uncommon photographs, taken in the five boroughs, of buildings and bridges, cars and churches, public monuments and private memorials. Together the authors construct a primer that shows both city and language struggling through a period of decay and regeneration. Barrette's photographs reflect a self-obliterating city at odds with the human need to commemorate both a collective and individual identity. Yau's refractive poems conjure up a New York inhabited by dislocated voices. By turns intimate and foreign, humorous and garbled, factual and legendary, these elusive voices describe a place where meaning must be renegotiated word by word, block by block." Ref LPB0297