Face of Washington Square

“One of the few great Japanese photobooks shot in America in the style of the ‘Provoke’ movement, Watanabe’s Face of Washington Square combines the spirit of the ‘happenings’ movement of the sixties with a photographic sensibility that draws strength from some of the same preoccupations as those seen in the work of William Klein, Helen Levitt, and Robert Frank during this period. The images show the exuberant, almost pulsating diverse humanity at the heart of mid-60’s Greenwich Village (one could almost hear a young Bob Dylan serenading jaded beats and proto-hippies just a couple of blocks away).”

cm 18×26; pp. 211; BW ills.; hardcover. Publisher: Motoi Hashimoto Yuyudo, Tokyo, 1965.

ID: 17465

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“One of the few great Japanese photobooks shot in America in the style of the ‘Provoke’ movement, Watanabe’s Face of Washington Square combines the spirit of the ‘happenings’ movement of the sixties with a photographic sensibility that draws strength from some of the same preoccupations as those seen in the work of William Klein, Helen Levitt, and Robert Frank during this period. The images show the exuberant, almost pulsating diverse humanity at the heart of mid-60’s Greenwich Village (one could almost hear a young Bob Dylan serenading jaded beats and proto-hippies just a couple of blocks away).”

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