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The Resource Brooklyn before : photographs, 1971-1983, Larry Racioppo ; essays by Tom Robbins and Julia Van Haaften

Brooklyn before : photographs, 1971-1983, Larry Racioppo ; essays by Tom Robbins and Julia Van Haaften

Label
Brooklyn before : photographs, 1971-1983
Title
Brooklyn before
Title remainder
photographs, 1971-1983
Statement of responsibility
Larry Racioppo ; essays by Tom Robbins and Julia Van Haaften
Creator
Contributor
Author
Photographer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Before Brooklyn rose to international fame there existed a vibrant borough of neighborhoods rich with connections and traditions. During the 1970s and 1980s, photographer Larry Racioppo, a South Brooklynite with roots three generations deep, recorded Brooklyn on the cusp of being the trendy borough we know today. In Brooklyn Before Racioppo lets us see the vitality of his native Brooklyn, stretching from historic Park Slope to the beginnings of Windsor Terrace and Sunset Park. His black and white photographs pull us deep into the community, stretching our memories back more than forty years and teasing out the long-lost recollections of life on the streets and in apartment homes. Racioppo has the fascinating ability to tell a story in one photograph and, because of his native bona fides, he depicts an intriguing set of true Brooklyn stories from the inside, in ways that an outsider simply cannot. On the pages of, Brooklyn Before the intimacy and roughness of life in a working-class community of Irish American, Italian American, and Puerto Rican families is shown with honesty and insight. Racioppo's 128 photographs are paired with essays from journalist Tom Robbins and art critic and curator Julia Van Haaften. Taken together, the images and words of Brooklyn Before return us to pre-gentrification Brooklyn and immerse us in a community defined by work, family, and ethnic ties
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 779.9974723
  • 974.7/23043
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
F129.B7
LC item number
B422 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Brooklyn before : photographs, 1971-1983, Larry Racioppo ; essays by Tom Robbins and Julia Van Haaften
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1025364645
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
viii, 158 pages
Isbn
9781501725876
Lccn
2017055086
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028478398
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1025364645
Label
Brooklyn before : photographs, 1971-1983, Larry Racioppo ; essays by Tom Robbins and Julia Van Haaften
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1025364645
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
viii, 158 pages
Isbn
9781501725876
Lccn
2017055086
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028478398
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1025364645

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