danny lyon - the bikeriders book
FIRST PRINTING, PAPERBACK
6 3/8 X 9 1/4 INCHES (16.2 X 23.5 CM)
THE MACMILLAN COMPANY, NEW YORK
The Bikeriders, an important and influential work, was one of the first books to bring a new genre to late twentieth-century photography, a genre that became more central as the century progressed. Contrary to most of the other social landscape photographers, who snatched life on the streets as they found it, Lyon photographed communities from the inside, making them an integral part of his life for the duration of the project.
Lyon was a member of the Chicago Outlaw Motorcycle Club in 1965 – 1966 and during this time, documented his experience with the club. These black and white images epitomize the counter culture spirit of the 1960s in American society that tended to flow along generational lines regarding the war in Vietnam, race relations, and sexual mores. Lyon’s images capture the anarchic spirit of this era that was later immortalized in the 1969 film Easy Rider.
CONDITION: Wraps very good, minor chipping at edges. Leaves tight with age toning and light to moderate soiling at edges. Over-all very good.
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